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Lewisville B.A.S.S open ?

Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/28/20 09:53 PM

Considering going down there for a week prior and pre fishing and fishing the open as a co.

Seems like it would be a interesting experience? thoughts.

ts only $475 and its not full from what it appears.

My boat is parked here at home for the year already, by Nov 15th Ill probably be bored again.
Posted By: WAWI

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/28/20 09:59 PM

Why prefish when you will be backseat
Posted By: Tiltman

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/28/20 11:49 PM

No offense Jeff but if you prefish you will end up more frustrated than if you hadn't.

And you will certainly annoy your "pro"
Posted By: ezbassin

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/28/20 11:54 PM

Go for it.
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/28/20 11:57 PM

Originally Posted by Tiltman
No offense Jeff but if you prefish you will end up more frustrated than if you hadn't.

And you will certainly annoy your "pro"


I can be quite... Just call it fun fishing then not pre fishing.. haha.


Ill just figure out a trick worm vs ribbon tail vs senko etc. I fish a few swim baits and with three on my deck on a normal day one of them is always the one... etc.

Well see Im very nervous about trying it, I have only fished in the back of two boats a guide on table rock and friend from here at fork. That said my expectations will be set very low.

Id like to just take 3 rods and pocket full of stuff etc...
Posted By: Tiltman

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 12:54 AM

Is your weather already yuck up there or is it still nice ?


I just think it’s a gamble for a strong minded person but if you are prepared go for it !
Posted By: danceswithbass

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 01:45 AM

May want to check, I think there is a somewhat deep co-angler waiting list
Posted By: outfishdya

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 01:53 AM

If the water temp is below 54 degrees, I will go on record with a guess of 1fish, 6.5 lber taking the entire event......only 2 boats will have more than 1 fish...
I don't care what you say about pro talent. Lewisville in the cold is horrible fishing
Posted By: Douglas J

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 01:55 AM

a spinner bait, top water and something to drag, shaky head, senko, drop shot

#cosb4hos
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 03:18 AM

Originally Posted by danceswithbass
May want to check, I think there is a somewhat deep co-angler waiting list


You can still sign up according to the registration page. Two other up coming events are already full.
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 03:19 AM

Originally Posted by Tiltman
Is your weather already yuck up there or is it still nice ?


I just think it’s a gamble for a strong minded person but if you are prepared go for it !


I fished last week 65 degree water after a day of full sun already. Lakes here are small and shallow they drop fast.
Posted By: Classic Fiberglass

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 01:39 PM

Originally Posted by Tiltman
No offense Jeff but if you prefish you will end up more frustrated than if you hadn't.

And you will certainly annoy your "pro"

LMAO
Posted By: gut hooked

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 02:44 PM

the rules limit the co to 6 rods. I fished as a co at rayburn and i had one good day and one terrible day. what I will tell you from my experience is match the pace of the pro. throw something you can fish at the same pace as the pro. look to keep the boat clean and limit mistakes. If the pro is spot locked on a spot, throw something out of the back of the boat and wait. you only need to catch 3 fish. I had a great time and would encourage anyone to do the same.
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 03:58 PM

Originally Posted by gut hooked
the rules limit the co to 6 rods. I fished as a co at rayburn and i had one good day and one terrible day. what I will tell you from my experience is match the pace of the pro. throw something you can fish at the same pace as the pro. look to keep the boat clean and limit mistakes. If the pro is spot locked on a spot, throw something out of the back of the boat and wait. you only need to catch 3 fish. I had a great time and would encourage anyone to do the same.



10-4
Posted By: krthomas2

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 04:09 PM

I just registered as co-angler for Lewisville, will be my first time, pretty excited.
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 04:15 PM

Originally Posted by krthomas2
I just registered as co-angler for Lewisville, will be my first time, pretty excited.



Cool, congrats.
Posted By: gut hooked

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 04:50 PM

Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
Originally Posted by Tiltman
No offense Jeff but if you prefish you will end up more frustrated than if you hadn't.

And you will certainly annoy your "pro"


I can be quite... Just call it fun fishing then not pre fishing.. haha.


Ill just figure out a trick worm vs ribbon tail vs senko etc. I fish a few swim baits and with three on my deck on a normal day one of them is always the one... etc.

Well see Im very nervous about trying it, I have only fished in the back of two boats a guide on table rock and friend from here at fork. That said my expectations will be set very low.

Id like to just take 3 rods and pocket full of stuff etc...


The boater will have a storage box behind your seat to put your gear. I bring one tackle tray with hard baits that will vary based upon the recommendations of the angler. I bring a small tackle box with hooks, weights, etc. I load the boxes in a backpack with a selection of soft plastics. The pro should call you the night before to tell you what they are fishing and what to expect. If worse comes to worse, just drag a wacky senko. the boater will have a cooler on board. you can put drinks in the cooler but you can also leave drinks in your back pack. If you are comfortable backing down the pro's boat, volunteer to do so. You can ask the pro to set you up on the ramp to back it down. be ready to get out of the way of the boater if they need to come to the back deck fighting a fish. If it looks like the boater is headed to the back of the boat, clear your line and be ready to get out of the way.

an experienced boater gives clear verbal cues as to what to expect when he is ready to move. he will say just one or two more casts and we are taking off. pack up your gear and be ready with life jacket on and in your seat ready to go. Also, especially if you are fishing soft plastics, if you get hung, don't be shy about breaking it off. Especially if the boater is spot locked on a spot or brush pile.
Posted By: Trinette

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 04:54 PM

It's going to be awesome and CHALLENGING Lewisville is naturally a tough one BUT that lake has some big Bass i promise i gettum all the time you just got to figure them out....can't wait I'll see y'all there!! LINES IN !! 🎣
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Posted By: krthomas2

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 08:14 PM

Awesome! Thank ya'll for the encouragement and info. I've been working on putting together a small travel bag with just enough stuff to get by, thanks for the suggestion on the backpack. I'll try to not take up much space in the boat. Will narrow down to a just a few rods as well. I'm more excited about learning than trying to win the tournament. Never fished on Lewisville.
Hope to see ya'll there good luck!
Posted By: TxBazzn

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 09:12 PM

Hopefully you guys draw real Pro’s and not some wannabe. $475 to be treated like a second class citizen is only worth it if you have someone up front you can learn from.

Co’s pay money and are fishing a tournament as well so don’t let some “Richard” treat you like a burden.
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/29/20 10:45 PM

14 on the wait list as of today.
Posted By: krthomas2

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 02:29 AM

My status shows waitlisted
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 03:50 PM

Originally Posted by krthomas2
My status shows waitlisted



Im going to skip it.... with people wait listed for it, I dont want to take a spot from someone who really wants to do it.

I was just thinking of doing it for something to do. Ive gotten some pm and I guess its often guys who want to learn the lake, learn some stuff etc.
Posted By: Houston Basscat

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 04:16 PM

I fished the open at Rayburn as a co-angler. It was a great experience. But, I wouldn't go in there with any strategies that are set in stone as you are not the decision maker. You have to be flexible to insure you're not disappointed.

Also, I'm not 100% sure the partner draws are on the up and up. There was a co-angler from the local Chamber of Commerce who played a part in B.A.S.S. coming to Rayburn who was interviewed in the Top 12 weigh in. He had drawn Keith Combs, Brian Schott, and another top pro that I can't remember. Pretty fishy.
Posted By: krthomas2

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 05:31 PM

Thanks Jeff. Will let you know how it turns out.
Posted By: danceswithbass

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 05:46 PM

Folks have been getting waitlisted for about 15 days or so.
Posted By: El Skeeter

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by Houston Basscat
I fished the open at Rayburn as a co-angler. It was a great experience. But, I wouldn't go in there with any strategies that are set in stone as you are not the decision maker. You have to be flexible to insure you're not disappointed.

Also, I'm not 100% sure the partner draws are on the up and up. There was a co-angler from the local Chamber of Commerce who played a part in B.A.S.S. coming to Rayburn who was interviewed in the Top 12 weigh in. He had drawn Keith Combs, Brian Schott, and another top pro that I can't remember. Pretty fishy.


"Pretty fishy" pun intended?? LOL
Posted By: hawkeye442

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 07:04 PM

I fished as co at the B.A.S.S. OPEN at Rayburn. I had a great day 1 , and then stunk it up on day 2, ended up 27th.. got a nice little check.. As I recall through this entire process, BASS has been struggling to fill all co spots, even at Rayburn, there were a few boaters who didn't have co's. You'll have no problem getting in if you pay up before 10/20, that is the cut-off/ balance deadline.
Posted By: Matt Webb

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 07:51 PM

I signed up today and it says waitlisted. Any idea how to find out where you are on the wait list?
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 09/30/20 10:14 PM

Originally Posted by Matt Webb
I signed up today and it says waitlisted. Any idea how to find out where you are on the wait list?


I dont know about numerically on the list but I emailed and got the count of 14 at the time a day or two later.
Posted By: rj74955

Re: Lewisville B.A.S.S open ? - 10/01/20 12:02 AM

Originally Posted by Matt Webb
I signed up today and it says waitlisted. Any idea how to find out where you are on the wait list?

You can call them during business hours, they'll tell you.
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