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Red Crest Official Thread

Posted By: Brent S

Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 02:12 PM

Anyone hear what the water temp is?
Posted By: Jigman

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 02:22 PM

is this streaming
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 02:27 PM

Originally Posted by Jigman
is this streaming



Live Stream
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 04:23 PM

I wish they were on Palestine, probably been insanely slow but more interesting with the crazy cold water temps
Posted By: SAKS

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 06:01 PM

Heard that the temps up in the pockets was around 54*. Some areas were in upper 40's if I heard correct.
Posted By: Huckleberry

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 06:04 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ Live Stream
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 06:55 PM

Rob Newell said he saw water from 48-51 degrees this morning.

He said last year the water temps were 63-64 degrees. cheers
Posted By: Brent S

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 06:58 PM

Thrift is dominating
Posted By: Bill Durham

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 07:42 PM

I started watching at the end of the 2nd period.. really interesting the differences in the lake with the water color. Guys fishing shallow in chocolate milk, guys fishing deep in pretty stained water. For sure Thrift found a school!
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 07:49 PM

Good to see KVD in the top 5.
Posted By: J-2

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 08:53 PM

First time Ive gotten to look at it today. Thrift is puttin the smack down!
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 09:07 PM

It just doesn't feel like a championship type event to me. Seems like a normal event. Pretty slow except for a few guys. Ott had a good run on a jerkbait early, Thrift likes Eufala a lot.
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 09:40 PM

Roumbanis catching them with a frog is fun to see this time of year
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 10:07 PM

So how many are fishing tomorrow?
Not sure how this deal works
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 10:13 PM

The same 40 I believe then cut to 20.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 10:37 PM

So the guys that used to do the FLW broadcast did they get let go, seems last year they had them doing on the water stuff like Rob Newell during championship events
Posted By: beartrap

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 10:44 PM

noticed both alton jones and todd faircloth are from Texas and both zero'ed....did they fish today or possibly have problems at home or traveling that prevented them from being there today?
Posted By: Barn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/22/21 11:37 PM

Originally Posted by beartrap
noticed both alton jones and todd faircloth are from Texas and both zero'ed....did they fish today or possibly have problems at home or traveling that prevented them from being there today?


Alton zeroed. He posted something on Facebook. I didn't get to watch as much as I planned today. I don't recall any details around Todd.
Posted By: ETXfisher91

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 12:30 AM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
It just doesn't feel like a championship type event to me. Seems like a normal event. Pretty slow except for a few guys. Ott had a good run on a jerkbait early, Thrift likes Eufala a lot.



Agreed, you just don't start your season off with a "championship"
Posted By: beartrap

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 12:45 AM

Originally Posted by ETXfisher91
Originally Posted by MagFluker
It just doesn't feel like a championship type event to me. Seems like a normal event. Pretty slow except for a few guys. Ott had a good run on a jerkbait early, Thrift likes Eufala a lot.



Agreed, you just don't start your season off with a "championship"


agree but BASS has been doing it for years....actually I think Redcrest was originally planned for this past year but covid pandemic forced them to make changes in their schedule...
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 02:26 AM

Looks like this deal is over, Thrift is on a mission
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 03:02 AM

Originally Posted by McLovin’
Looks like this deal is over, Thrift is on a mission


Weights will get zeroed out after tomorrow and they all start at zero again. If boom boom has that area to himself after tomorrow and the weather cooperates this could be fun to watch!
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 03:07 AM

Well not all...the top 20
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 03:09 AM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
Originally Posted by McLovin’
Looks like this deal is over, Thrift is on a mission


Weights will get zeroed out after tomorrow and they all start at zero again. If boom boom has that area to himself after tomorrow and the weather cooperates this could be fun to watch!


Oh daing, didn’t know that, good deal ...should be interesting then
Lots of different formats they have for sure....I try to keep up because I like watching fishing, but it’s confusing
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 04:11 PM

Originally Posted by beartrap
Originally Posted by ETXfisher91
Originally Posted by MagFluker
It just doesn't feel like a championship type event to me. Seems like a normal event. Pretty slow except for a few guys. Ott had a good run on a jerkbait early, Thrift likes Eufala a lot.



Agreed, you just don't start your season off with a "championship"


agree but BASS has been doing it for years....actually I think Redcrest was originally planned for this past year but covid pandemic forced them to make changes in their schedule...

... and Nascar
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 05:22 PM

All the leaders are just practicing and looking around today. They were the ones that were on them and no one else seems to be doing anything except Wheeler who made a run into the top 10. Brutally slow
Posted By: TxBazzn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 05:50 PM

Very boring today. This deal where weights zero each round has caused this. None of the guys on fish yesterday are even trying really. They have no reason too.

Maybe I’ll watch again tomorrow but done with it today.
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 05:54 PM

Originally Posted by TxBazzn
Very boring today. This deal where weights zero each round has caused this. None of the guys on fish yesterday are even trying really. They have no reason too.

Maybe I’ll watch again tomorrow but done with it today.


Its definitely a watch 20th bubble day
Posted By: Slide_R

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 06:48 PM

Originally Posted by Barn
Originally Posted by beartrap
noticed both alton jones and todd faircloth are from Texas and both zero'ed....did they fish today or possibly have problems at home or traveling that prevented them from being there today?


Alton zeroed. He posted something on Facebook. I didn't get to watch as much as I planned today. I don't recall any details around Todd.



Alton Jones and Todd Faircloth both show weight today so They must be there.
Posted By: Chris B

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 08:14 PM

So they got rid of the every other day thing?
Posted By: Bass-N-Buck Master

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 10:18 PM

Originally Posted by Chris B
So they got rid of the every other day thing?

Nope this is the championship the format is different .top 40 in points from last year then:
Top 20 after day 2 advance into 2 groups of 10
Group A with weights zeroed fish day 3 top 5 advance to championship round
Group B with weights zeroed fish day 4 top 5 advance to championship round
Day 5 is championship day with 10 anglers weights reset to zero, top weight wins $300k
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 10:18 PM

They cut from 40 to 20, then those 20 split to 2 groups of 10 and each separate 10 fish either Wednesday or Thursday, then the top 5 from each group fish the final day.

I don't know why the spread it over 5 days when it easily could be 4. confused 3
Posted By: beartrap

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 11:14 PM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
They cut from 40 to 20, then those 20 split to 2 groups of 10 and each separate 10 fish either Wednesday or Thursday, then the top 5 from each group fish the final day.

I don't know why the spread it over 5 days when it easily could be 4. confused 3


probably reason is that they do a two hour TV show of each day.....lot of TV exposure for each angler and their sponsors equals more money in pro's pockets now that they share the TV revenue rather than just fishing for each others entry fees...
Posted By: Chris B

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 11:18 PM

Originally Posted by beartrap
Originally Posted by MagFluker
They cut from 40 to 20, then those 20 split to 2 groups of 10 and each separate 10 fish either Wednesday or Thursday, then the top 5 from each group fish the final day.

I don't know why the spread it over 5 days when it easily could be 4. confused 3


probably reason is that they do a two hour TV show of each day.....lot of TV exposure for each angler and their sponsors equals more money in pro's pockets now that they share the TV revenue rather than just fishing for each others entry fees...

How much TV revenue are they each getting? Couldn't be much with all the guys leaving.
Posted By: Mark Perry

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/23/21 11:23 PM

Originally Posted by beartrap
Originally Posted by MagFluker
They cut from 40 to 20, then those 20 split to 2 groups of 10 and each separate 10 fish either Wednesday or Thursday, then the top 5 from each group fish the final day.

I don't know why the spread it over 5 days when it easily could be 4. confused 3


probably reason is that they do a two hour TV show of each day.....lot of TV exposure for each angler and their sponsors equals more money in pro's pockets now that they share the TV revenue rather than just fishing for each others entry fees...



All 40 anglers are not getting TV time. Just the ones catching.
Posted By: Rayzor

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 12:27 AM

Is this on TV anywhere? All I see on MLF's site is for TV coverage is Heritage Cup, over and over.
Posted By: bockscar

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 12:28 AM

David Dudley is growing on me! LOL
Posted By: TxBazzn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 12:39 AM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
They cut from 40 to 20, then those 20 split to 2 groups of 10 and each separate 10 fish either Wednesday or Thursday, then the top 5 from each group fish the final day.

I don't know why the spread it over 5 days when it easily could be 4. confused 3



All those old guys need a break in between.
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 12:41 AM

Originally Posted by Rayzor
Is this on TV anywhere? All I see on MLF's site is for TV coverage is Heritage Cup, over and over.


Website only MLFLive

Originally Posted by bockscar
David Dudley is growing on me! LOL


LOL, he is not fishing a tour this year after the event, commentator for NPFL now!
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 12:54 AM

Originally Posted by Bass-N-Buck Master
Originally Posted by Chris B
So they got rid of the every other day thing?

Nope this is the championship the format is different .top 40 in points from last year then:
Top 20 after day 2 advance into 2 groups of 10
Group A with weights zeroed fish day 3 top 5 advance to championship round
Group B with weights zeroed fish day 4 top 5 advance to championship round
Day 5 is championship day with 10 anglers weights reset to zero, top weight wins $300k


And no one can see why MLF draws in so much critique. All self inflicted wounds. Anyone paying attention can see what happened today... it took the tournament out of the tournament. One didn’t even have to watch... just looking at the leader board can tell people what happened that screwed things up
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 01:59 AM

Originally Posted by Bass-N-Buck Master
Originally Posted by Chris B
So they got rid of the every other day thing?

Nope this is the championship the format is different .top 40 in points from last year then:
Top 20 after day 2 advance into 2 groups of 10
Group A with weights zeroed fish day 3 top 5 advance to championship round
Group B with weights zeroed fish day 4 top 5 advance to championship round
Day 5 is championship day with 10 anglers weights reset to zero, top weight wins $300k

Can you say snake seeding
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:00 AM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
Originally Posted by Rayzor
Is this on TV anywhere? All I see on MLF's site is for TV coverage is Heritage Cup, over and over.


Website only MLFLive

Originally Posted by bockscar
David Dudley is growing on me! LOL


LOL, he is not fishing a tour this year after the event, commentator for NPFL now!


Yes he is, dude lost a lot of weight.
Posted By: Hulapoppin

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:04 AM

Damn Big O, what took you so long?
Posted By: RandyD

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:48 AM

What I like the most about this tournament this week, is they made the change from Palestine at the last minute, and everyone only had one day of recent practice. Out of the 40, I think, for the most part, and just my opinion, the cream of the 40 crop rose to the top... Most if not all had to figure this out on the fly on day 1, and today... Weather has stabilized... It's going to be interesting every day on who figures out where the big girls are hanging or going... I'm thinking I might want to be in the Thursday group...
Posted By: Brent S

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:49 AM

I hope Fred's frog bite gets better!
Posted By: RandyD

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:53 AM

that was great..
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 03:35 AM

Originally Posted by RandyD
What I like the most about this tournament this week, is they made the change from Palestine at the last minute, and everyone only had one day of recent practice. Out of the 40, I think, for the most part, and just my opinion, the cream of the 40 crop rose to the top... Most if not all had to figure this out on the fly on day 1, and today... Weather has stabilized... It's going to be interesting every day on who figures out where the big girls are hanging or going... I'm thinking I might want to be in the Thursday group...



This today was THE MOST BORING FISHING I’ve ever tried to watch
I logged in to live 3 times and turned it off....like watching paint dry. I get it...it was tough, but some of the leaders just quit?
Still don’t get the format and the weight resets....looks like Thrift was playing golf today and caught 5lbs from a golf cart or a pier???

Yes, I’m biased, but Palestine would have been much better this week for bigs....but MLF got a case of “Parakeet balls” and moved it...AGAIN?
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 03:39 AM

Originally Posted by McLovin’
Originally Posted by RandyD
What I like the most about this tournament this week, is they made the change from Palestine at the last minute, and everyone only had one day of recent practice. Out of the 40, I think, for the most part, and just my opinion, the cream of the 40 crop rose to the top... Most if not all had to figure this out on the fly on day 1, and today... Weather has stabilized... It's going to be interesting every day on who figures out where the big girls are hanging or going... I'm thinking I might want to be in the Thursday group...



This today was THE MOST BORING FISHING I’ve ever tried to watch
I logged in to live 3 times and turned it off....like watching paint dry. I get it...it was tough, but some of the leaders just quit?
Still don’t get the format and the weight resets....looks like Thrift was playing golf today and caught 5lbs from a golf cart or a pier???

Yes, I’m biased, but Palestine would have been much better this week for bigs....but MLF got a case of “Parakeet balls” and moved it...AGAIN?


With all the infrastructure damage in the state MLF would have been ripped a new one if they still tried to hold the event in TX
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 01:32 PM

Originally Posted by McLovin’
Originally Posted by RandyD
What I like the most about this tournament this week, is they made the change from Palestine at the last minute, and everyone only had one day of recent practice. Out of the 40, I think, for the most part, and just my opinion, the cream of the 40 crop rose to the top... Most if not all had to figure this out on the fly on day 1, and today... Weather has stabilized... It's going to be interesting every day on who figures out where the big girls are hanging or going... I'm thinking I might want to be in the Thursday group...



This today was THE MOST BORING FISHING I’ve ever tried to watch
I logged in to live 3 times and turned it off....like watching paint dry. I get it...it was tough, but some of the leaders just quit?
Still don’t get the format and the weight resets....looks like Thrift was playing golf today and caught 5lbs from a golf cart or a pier???

Yes, I’m biased, but Palestine would have been much better this week for bigs....but MLF got a case of “Parakeet balls” and moved it...AGAIN?


You can thank the brilliant minds that run MLF for the lack of excitement or motivation by the top anglers. Those in the top 10-15 after day one had absolutely no incentive to fish, none whatsoever, because all their hard work was going to be stripped away. So why try?... 1st or 20th was going to be deemed equal after day two? It’s a who’s going to be the luckiest on the last day championship tournament, not a measure of who could catch them over multiple days; but hey, they voted on the championship tournament rules, right? And people wonder why MLF gets criticized all the time? Go figure.
Posted By: tsig2012

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 01:37 PM

Sure wish they would get some better commentators.
Posted By: Tx Tree Grower

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 01:43 PM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
It just doesn't feel like a championship type event to me. Seems like a normal event. Pretty slow except for a few guys. Ott had a good run on a jerkbait early, Thrift likes Eufala a lot.



I agree. A championship, in my opinion, should not be basically no practice. I get all the reasons for moving it, but postponing it just a few more days so the guys could have a normal practice would have made this event much better. It feels more like one of their made for TV cup events.
Posted By: boyd1002

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 01:56 PM

I think there is a 100% chance that they change the rules in future Redcrest events, so the the top two weights automatically go to the championship round. Their goal is to make good TV and when your top 5 anglers are trying NOT to catch fish, thats a problem.
Posted By: Barn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:31 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida


You can thank the brilliant minds that run MLF for the lack of excitement or motivation by the top anglers. Those in the top 10-15 after day one had absolutely no incentive to fish, none whatsoever, because all their hard work was going to be stripped away. So why try?... 1st or 20th was going to be deemed equal after day two? It’s a who’s going to be the luckiest on the last day championship tournament, not a measure of who could catch them over multiple days; but hey, they voted on the championship tournament rules, right? And people wonder why MLF gets criticized all the time? Go figure.



So how is it any different from a 5 fish tournament when the top guys have a solid bag and don't want to burn through their spot/fish to add ounces? It's about the same thing. They go looking for other areas and running new water and looking for alternative patterns. Same thing the leaders did hear. Save their best area for the next day.

Last weeks BASS event was pretty boring TV a lot of the time. They had to keep reverting back to highlights from the prior days. They needed to have filler for when they were fishing and not catching. I'd still prefer to watch guys fishing and hearing their thought process instead of flashbacks from the prior days or tournaments.

With that said, if it's bass fishing I'm going to watch it regardless of the format or tour.

flag fish
Posted By: emorydog

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 02:40 PM

Im thinking maybe not the top two after two days, but the heaviest single day weight each day the first two days skips to final. That might keep more of them after the fish. Obviously If the bite was stronger, might not have been quite as many backing off the fish.

It was a bit slow for my liking, but then again the fishing was slow and you have to have fish for every day. While you may not like the long game, fishing for $300K over 4 days there has to be strategy. Golf isn’t exciting watching drives from the second tee the first day either, but the last day is the payoff.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 03:01 PM

The field only caught 2 fish in the first hour? That is slllowwwww.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 03:09 PM

Originally Posted by emorydog
Im thinking maybe not the top two after two days, but the heaviest single day weight each day the first two days skips the top 20. That might keep more of them after the fish. Obviously If the bite was stronger, might not have been quite as many backing off the fish.


That would make be more consistent with what they do for the regular tour events since the first round the field is split into separate groups, thats why 2 instead of 1 get to skip directly to the championship round.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 04:11 PM

Originally Posted by Barn
Originally Posted by Big O Florida


You can thank the brilliant minds that run MLF for the lack of excitement or motivation by the top anglers. Those in the top 10-15 after day one had absolutely no incentive to fish, none whatsoever, because all their hard work was going to be stripped away. So why try?... 1st or 20th was going to be deemed equal after day two? It’s a who’s going to be the luckiest on the last day championship tournament, not a measure of who could catch them over multiple days; but hey, they voted on the championship tournament rules, right? And people wonder why MLF gets criticized all the time? Go figure.


So how is it any different from a 5 fish tournament when the top guys have a solid bag and don't want to burn through their spot/fish to add ounces? It's about the same thing. They go looking for other areas and running new water and looking for alternative patterns. Same thing the leaders did hear. Save their best area for the next day.

Last weeks BASS event was pretty boring TV a lot of the time. They had to keep reverting back to highlights from the prior days. They needed to have filler for when they were fishing and not catching. I'd still prefer to watch guys fishing and hearing their thought process instead of flashbacks from the prior days or tournaments.

With that said, if it's bass fishing I'm going to watch it regardless of the format or tour.

flag fish


It’s night and day difference. An all weights count to determine winner, whereas with the MLF deadcrest, everyone gets a reset each time the field has a cut off, and in this case, that benefited everyone but Brian Thrift.
Posted By: tmd11111

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 04:16 PM

Someone got paroled
Posted By: Dubee

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 05:19 PM

Originally Posted by tmd11111
Someone got paroled


He will end up back in time out. He's like a career criminal. He can't stop
Posted By: TxBazzn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 05:27 PM

I always enjoy when Big O’ snags a new one to engage with. He ain’t wrong.
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 05:34 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by Barn
Originally Posted by Big O Florida


You can thank the brilliant minds that run MLF for the lack of excitement or motivation by the top anglers. Those in the top 10-15 after day one had absolutely no incentive to fish, none whatsoever, because all their hard work was going to be stripped away. So why try?... 1st or 20th was going to be deemed equal after day two? It’s a who’s going to be the luckiest on the last day championship tournament, not a measure of who could catch them over multiple days; but hey, they voted on the championship tournament rules, right? And people wonder why MLF gets criticized all the time? Go figure.


So how is it any different from a 5 fish tournament when the top guys have a solid bag and don't want to burn through their spot/fish to add ounces? It's about the same thing. They go looking for other areas and running new water and looking for alternative patterns. Same thing the leaders did hear. Save their best area for the next day.

Last weeks BASS event was pretty boring TV a lot of the time. They had to keep reverting back to highlights from the prior days. They needed to have filler for when they were fishing and not catching. I'd still prefer to watch guys fishing and hearing their thought process instead of flashbacks from the prior days or tournaments.

With that said, if it's bass fishing I'm going to watch it regardless of the format or tour.

flag fish


It’s night and day difference. An all weights count to determine winner, whereas with the MLF deadcrest, everyone gets a reset each time the field has a cut off, and in this case, that benefited everyone but Brian Thrift.



THERE HE IS!!!!!! LOL
Posted By: Bill Durham

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 05:45 PM

You guys crack me up! I bet you whine about low scoring football games and pitcher duel baseball games. They had the same cold snap over in Alabama that we had it Texas, but not obviously not as bad. Everything changed just before the tournament started weather wise.. Its fishing.. mother nature is in charge..
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 05:56 PM

Originally Posted by Bill Durham
You guys crack me up! I bet you whine about low scoring football games and pitcher duel baseball games. They had the same cold snap over in Alabama that we had it Texas, but not obviously not as bad. Everything changed just before the tournament started weather wise.. Its fishing.. mother nature is in charge..


So does that justify resetting all weights to zero in the middle of a championship tournament? Instead of getting a measure of someone’s skill over the course of several days and changing weather conditions, it’s better to see those skills measured by only one day of fishing, like MLF is doing?

Oh wait, someone that matters voted on this scoring format, so that makes it okay; Right?
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 06:15 PM

Get off the thread Big O!

We were talking fishing.

That being said, the guy's with forward facing sonar are beginning to figure it out and pulling away,

Birge, Wheeler and Connell on brush piles, 2 using jerkbaits.

KVD forcing the shallow bite...he needs to get back to his deep/off shore fishing to be successful IMO. He has 360, he can find brush piles.
Posted By: irbf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 06:24 PM

What's the over/under on how long the lasts this time? LOL
Posted By: Chris B

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 06:31 PM

Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.
Posted By: Dubee

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 06:53 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by Bill Durham
You guys crack me up! I bet you whine about low scoring football games and pitcher duel baseball games. They had the same cold snap over in Alabama that we had it Texas, but not obviously not as bad. Everything changed just before the tournament started weather wise.. Its fishing.. mother nature is in charge..


So does that justify resetting all weights to zero in the middle of a championship tournament? Instead of getting a measure of someone’s skill over the course of several days and changing weather conditions, it’s better to see those skills measured by only one day of fishing, like MLF is doing?

Oh wait, someone that matters voted on this scoring format, so that makes it okay; Right?

What justifies it is that's the rules and how it was set up. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's wrong. If any of the anglers don't like it. They don't have to fish it
Posted By: Mark Perry

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 06:56 PM

Originally Posted by Chris B
Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.



He sure hits some right in the old feels.
Posted By: tmd11111

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 07:34 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Chris B
Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.



He sure hits some right in the old feels.


WoW he has a fan club
Posted By: Mark Perry

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 07:58 PM

Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Chris B
Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.



He sure hits some right in the old feels.


WoW he has a fan club



Nope, not at all. I just don't understand some people's need to shut him down. I don't agree with a lot of what he says but its his opinion just like all of us have opinions. For some reason his opinions really rattles some folks. Rather than ignore him they try and shut him down completely.
Posted By: SteezMacQueen

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 08:02 PM

Originally Posted by Dubee
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Someone got paroled


He will end up back in time out. He's like a career criminal. He can't stop

roflmao

Like a moth to a flame.
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 08:06 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Chris B
Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.



He sure hits some right in the old feels.


WoW he has a fan club



Nope, not at all. I just don't understand some people's need to shut him down. I don't agree with a lot of what he says but its his opinion just like all of us have opinions. For some reason his opinions really rattles some folks. Rather than ignore him they try and shut him down completely.


Well JP felt the NEED because of his constant trolling. I don't have him on ignore and he seems to be behaving himself after his latest trip to banned camp but if he continues to troll like he has in the past I will gladly use that feature.
Posted By: Mark Perry

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 08:11 PM

Was not referring to JP. Talking about the few regular members on here that get upset over his posts and cannot resist one of his posts. If nothing else its entertaining to see. roflmao
Posted By: RandyD

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 08:31 PM

Agree... Big O has an opinion just like everyone else, I've not read anything that would justify a cutoff;... he certainly rattles some cages for some reason... very curious...
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 08:48 PM

I'm afraid KVD is about to get livescoped, yes thats a term now I've heard co-anglers use.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 10:08 PM

Originally Posted by RandyD
Agree... Big O has an opinion just like everyone else, I've not read anything that would justify a cutoff;... he certainly rattles some cages for some reason... very curious...



I only rattle the cages of the devoted MLF protection and deflection clique! They seem have sworn an oath of duty to defend it, and it seems no matter how self inflicted the PR wound is for MLF, they have an army of supporters organized to stand behind the company line. It strongly resembles other aspects of our current societal climate.

Before you know it they will be proclaiming the circuit that no longer awards its AOY anything of significance is not an AAA qualifying league, but a bonafide pro tour... oh, wait... ;-/
Posted By: beartrap

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 10:26 PM

pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 10:40 PM

2020 classic purse was $1,030,000 for 53 anglers. TV exposure is somewhat similar. Not to mention, the boat parade bass puts on in front of the stage with the advertisements on the boats for all the world to see. So, they both have a good product, do it in different ways. And the money to the anglers is virtually the same now that MLF anglers have to pay entry fees. Bass is on Fox, MLF is on CBS, it is just another league...

What the need to do is to have a World (Series/SuperBowl/Stanley Cup/Finals) Fishing tournament where the best from Bass and the best from MLF compete, than we can all root for our 'team'
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 10:47 PM

Originally Posted by beartrap
pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....


The Redcrest is and has always been nothing more than single mans ego and vanity tournament dream. Where he is obsessed with, and has been failing spectacularly while “trying to build Redcrest to be bigger and better than the Bassmaster Classic,"

The scoring format being used in this years deadcrest has all but assured we won’t know who in MLF can persevere over multiple days and changing weather conditions... only the one who was lucky on the final day.
Posted By: TxBazzn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 10:54 PM

Originally Posted by beartrap
pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....


You reading off the MLF marketing sheet? You are who Big O’ deeply offends.

As a fan of watching fishing I couldn’t care less that an angler in 20th place in field of 40 is getting tv exposure. Because I don’t want to watch that angler who is obviously struggling. Cool, he is in a race for last place at the cut line. I’d rather watch the guys who have found them then some guy sitting on 3 fish in period 3. But we are forced to because the leaders have no incentive to keep catching. Gotta show something.

Everything about MLF is just silly. They should’ve just said “Look, we are leaving BASS so the anglers can believe they have more ownership. We are falling under MLF so it’s catch/weigh/release because that’s our core principal but we are still going to be 5 fish and not try to be the next XFL.”

Followed by “We took all BASS anglers on purpose and our goal is to schedule every event of ours on top of theirs and then copy every successful thing BASS has done to quickly put them out of business. PS- endemic fans, Don’t come to our events, stay away from us on the water, but buy the Lucky Tackle Box knock off we sell and the BASSMASTER knockoff magazine we sell and whatever else we decide to copy from other companies. Game on!”.

At least then they wouldn’t also sound like Snake Oil salesman changing their pitch each day.

In Tribute to Big O’! Lol
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 10:55 PM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
2020 classic purse was $1,030,000 for 53 anglers. TV exposure is somewhat similar. Not to mention, the boat parade bass puts on in front of the stage with the advertisements on the boats for all the world to see. So, they both have a good product, do it in different ways. And the money to the anglers is virtually the same now that MLF anglers have to pay entry fees. Bass is on Fox, MLF is on CBS, it is just another league...

What the need to do is to have a World (Series/SuperBowl/Stanley Cup/Finals) Fishing tournament where the best from Bass and the best from MLF compete, than we can all root for our 'team'


When is this Redcrest going to be LIVE on TV again? I must have missed the announcement. The Bassmaster Classic will be shown LIVE on Fox Sports (featured on all regular national Fox channels) and all elite series events are receiving 3 hours of LIVE coverage on Fox Sports channel each weekend day... typically being aired right before the heavily watched NASCAR shows. There is no equivalency between what BASS has and what MLF projects it might have, at some future date, on a rerun or pre-recorded tournament. No equivalency whatsoever, and the sponsors know this in a big way!
Posted By: Texas Fight

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 11:07 PM

How to Watch
Watch MLF NOW! live stream on MajorLeagueFishing.com, the MLF app or the MyOutdoorTV app from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST every day of competition
Posted By: UTDmiller

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 11:23 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by beartrap
pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....


The Redcrest is and has always been nothing more than single mans ego and vanity tournament dream. Where he is obsessed with, and has been failing spectacularly while “trying to build Redcrest to be bigger and better than the Bassmaster Classic,"

The scoring format being used in this years deadcrest has all but assured we won’t know who in MLF can persevere over multiple days and changing weather conditions... only the one who was lucky on the final day.



To be fair, you cant just suck it up every day and make the final day. You have to catch them to advance. Its a change up from some guy who drops massive weights the first 2 days and catches 10-15lbs day 3 and 4 but wins because he was the only one lucky enough to find them in the beginning. Just a different format, MLF does allow more of the "any given sunday" to happen on their final day, but saying you dont know who can persevere over multiple days is not entirely correct either. I personally am a fan of the 0-0 start on championship day, you cant rely on being good day 1-3 to carry you through if you suck day 4. You have to be good enough every day to get there then the best on that day to win.
Posted By: beartrap

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 11:52 PM

something we can all probably agree on is that the increased TV exposure for both trails is going to grow the sport.....and....the increased participation and resulting fishing pressure on our lakes may well ruin our enjoyment of a weekend pastime.
Posted By: ChanceHuiet

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/24/21 11:53 PM

I dont care what anyone says, Big O is right with this one. These "resets" by MLF are absolutely stupid. A guy that lucks into a school a 2lb and catches 40 of them can win after qualifying last while the guy winning the qualifying brackets by a lot keeps his pace and doesn't win because they reset to 0. That's not my idea of the best
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:03 AM

Originally Posted by Chris B
Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.


Agreed....we can have discussions and disagree on things

I for one thought yesterday was the most boring fishing I’ve ever watched....I was wrong, today was worse
Watching 2 guys fight for the cutoff line and neither had a 5 fish limit....
sleep
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:03 AM

Originally Posted by UTDmiller
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by beartrap
pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....


The Redcrest is and has always been nothing more than single mans ego and vanity tournament dream. Where he is obsessed with, and has been failing spectacularly while “trying to build Redcrest to be bigger and better than the Bassmaster Classic,"

The scoring format being used in this years deadcrest has all but assured we won’t know who in MLF can persevere over multiple days and changing weather conditions... only the one who was lucky on the final day.



To be fair, you cant just suck it up every day and make the final day. You have to catch them to advance. Its a change up from some guy who drops massive weights the first 2 days and catches 10-15lbs day 3 and 4 but wins because he was the only one lucky enough to find them in the beginning. Just a different format, MLF does allow more of the "any given sunday" to happen on their final day, but saying you dont know who can persevere over multiple days is not entirely correct either. I personally am a fan of the 0-0 start on championship day, you cant rely on being good day 1-3 to carry you through if you suck day 4. You have to be good enough every day to get there then the best on that day to win.


Tell that to KVD who might very well be sitting in 1st place in his group had they counted all weights. Instead he’s on the outside looking in. And the kicker is, he could have pounded them again yesterday and improved his position, but it would not have mattered at all. The same could just as easily happen with Brian Thrift tomorrow... which would highlight just how big of a joke the tournament is.
Posted By: SAKS

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:23 AM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
I'm afraid KVD is about to get livescoped, yes thats a term now I've heard co-anglers use.

I was watching a YouTube video and someone said that HB has theirs coming out little later this year. Maybe he can catch up.
Posted By: LeonSulak

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:27 AM

Did Bass increase payouts now that they have fox sports paying them?
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:43 AM

Originally Posted by LeonSulak
Did Bass increase payouts now that they have fox sports paying them?


Not that I am aware of, but I would hope they take some of it and invest it back into their back end infrastructure and affiliated leagues/circuits, such as the growing kayak series. It’s my understanding they’ve added the kayak championship to part of the festivities at this years Bassmasters Classic.

On a related note, BPT are now charging entry fees, have massively reduced AOY payout in the Big 5 pro circuit... so same question could be asked: did MLF increase any of their payouts? The deadcrest is a $300k winner payout, just like the first one was. They must not have forecast being able to sell loads of sausages from the primary sponsor at the event... oh wait ;-/
Posted By: Co-pro

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:56 AM

The Toyota’s and bfl seem to be doing well
Posted By: UTDmiller

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:58 AM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by UTDmiller
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by beartrap
pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....


The Redcrest is and has always been nothing more than single mans ego and vanity tournament dream. Where he is obsessed with, and has been failing spectacularly while “trying to build Redcrest to be bigger and better than the Bassmaster Classic,"

The scoring format being used in this years deadcrest has all but assured we won’t know who in MLF can persevere over multiple days and changing weather conditions... only the one who was lucky on the final day.



To be fair, you cant just suck it up every day and make the final day. You have to catch them to advance. Its a change up from some guy who drops massive weights the first 2 days and catches 10-15lbs day 3 and 4 but wins because he was the only one lucky enough to find them in the beginning. Just a different format, MLF does allow more of the "any given sunday" to happen on their final day, but saying you dont know who can persevere over multiple days is not entirely correct either. I personally am a fan of the 0-0 start on championship day, you cant rely on being good day 1-3 to carry you through if you suck day 4. You have to be good enough every day to get there then the best on that day to win.


Tell that to KVD who might very well be sitting in 1st place in his group had they counted all weights. Instead he’s on the outside looking in. And the kicker is, he could have pounded them again yesterday and improved his position, but it would not have mattered at all. The same could just as easily happen with Brian Thrift tomorrow... which would highlight just how big of a joke the tournament is.


Wait, wasnt your point that they need to be good every day? Thats literally what you're describing in the above comment... ah he wasnt good today, but since he was yesterday had they counted all of it he would have been fine.. Look man, i enjoy both formats but you clearly have some deep seeded anger for MLF. MLF has its pros and cons, just like traditional 5bass fishing.
Posted By: Neal G

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 01:29 AM

Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Chris B
Welcome back big o. Place was getting boring without you.



He sure hits some right in the old feels.


thumb

Welcome back Big O
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 02:50 AM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by UTDmiller
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by beartrap
pretty neat to be able able to watch the last several minutes with KVD and david dudley battling for the last spot......IMHO MLF has raised the entertainment and competition of tournament bass fishing to much higher level.
think about this aspect,for years all we got to see was a few minutes of the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers catch a few fish while surrounded by 50-100 spectator boats then weighing them in and only drama/excitement was whether one fsack of fish was heavier than a previous bag already weighed in...
Redcrest format is going to provide at least 8 hours of TV exposure with a cameraman in every boat for the last three days of fishing...there is going to be $780,000. purse shared by 40 fishermen and the top 20 (and their sponsors)are all going to get far more national TV exposure than BASS classic ever provided their fishermen...
they can't talk about it but you can bet the fishermen are going to love not having to contend with huge numbers of spectator boats which have affected the outcome of many tournys in the past....


The Redcrest is and has always been nothing more than single mans ego and vanity tournament dream. Where he is obsessed with, and has been failing spectacularly while “trying to build Redcrest to be bigger and better than the Bassmaster Classic,"

The scoring format being used in this years deadcrest has all but assured we won’t know who in MLF can persevere over multiple days and changing weather conditions... only the one who was lucky on the final day.



To be fair, you cant just suck it up every day and make the final day. You have to catch them to advance. Its a change up from some guy who drops massive weights the first 2 days and catches 10-15lbs day 3 and 4 but wins because he was the only one lucky enough to find them in the beginning. Just a different format, MLF does allow more of the "any given sunday" to happen on their final day, but saying you dont know who can persevere over multiple days is not entirely correct either. I personally am a fan of the 0-0 start on championship day, you cant rely on being good day 1-3 to carry you through if you suck day 4. You have to be good enough every day to get there then the best on that day to win.


Tell that to KVD who might very well be sitting in 1st place in his group had they counted all weights. Instead he’s on the outside looking in. And the kicker is, he could have pounded them again yesterday and improved his position, but it would not have mattered at all. The same could just as easily happen with Brian Thrift tomorrow... which would highlight just how big of a joke the tournament is.




Just think for sec about what a machine KVD was in BASS and 5 fish format and now look at how irrelevant he has been on the MLF format....I didn’t know he even made the Redcrest until we saw him practicing here one day.
Was that like a Masters exemption for past wins or something because I haven’t seen him on the MLF TV recordings, but I’m never sure when those tournaments actually happened?
They are usually few months behind
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:02 AM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by McLovin’
Originally Posted by RandyD
What I like the most about this tournament this week, is they made the change from Palestine at the last minute, and everyone only had one day of recent practice. Out of the 40, I think, for the most part, and just my opinion, the cream of the 40 crop rose to the top... Most if not all had to figure this out on the fly on day 1, and today... Weather has stabilized... It's going to be interesting every day on who figures out where the big girls are hanging or going... I'm thinking I might want to be in the Thursday group...



This today was THE MOST BORING FISHING I’ve ever tried to watch
I logged in to live 3 times and turned it off....like watching paint dry. I get it...it was tough, but some of the leaders just quit?
Still don’t get the format and the weight resets....looks like Thrift was playing golf today and caught 5lbs from a golf cart or a pier???

Yes, I’m biased, but Palestine would have been much better this week for bigs....but MLF got a case of “Parakeet balls” and moved it...AGAIN?


You can thank the brilliant minds that run MLF for the lack of excitement or motivation by the top anglers. Those in the top 10-15 after day one had absolutely no incentive to fish, none whatsoever, because all their hard work was going to be stripped away. So why try?... 1st or 20th was going to be deemed equal after day two? It’s a who’s going to be the luckiest on the last day championship tournament, not a measure of who could catch them over multiple days; but hey, they voted on the championship tournament rules, right? And people wonder why MLF gets criticized all the time? Go figure.

I think it was a great show, its nice to see different tournament formats. I darn sure wouldn't watch it if I couldn't stand it.......
Posted By: 206champion

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:15 AM

This forum can not stand for you to have your own opinion.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:38 AM

Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by McLovin’
Originally Posted by RandyD
What I like the most about this tournament this week, is they made the change from Palestine at the last minute, and everyone only had one day of recent practice. Out of the 40, I think, for the most part, and just my opinion, the cream of the 40 crop rose to the top... Most if not all had to figure this out on the fly on day 1, and today... Weather has stabilized... It's going to be interesting every day on who figures out where the big girls are hanging or going... I'm thinking I might want to be in the Thursday group...



This today was THE MOST BORING FISHING I’ve ever tried to watch
I logged in to live 3 times and turned it off....like watching paint dry. I get it...it was tough, but some of the leaders just quit?
Still don’t get the format and the weight resets....looks like Thrift was playing golf today and caught 5lbs from a golf cart or a pier???

Yes, I’m biased, but Palestine would have been much better this week for bigs....but MLF got a case of “Parakeet balls” and moved it...AGAIN?


You can thank the brilliant minds that run MLF for the lack of excitement or motivation by the top anglers. Those in the top 10-15 after day one had absolutely no incentive to fish, none whatsoever, because all their hard work was going to be stripped away. So why try?... 1st or 20th was going to be deemed equal after day two? It’s a who’s going to be the luckiest on the last day championship tournament, not a measure of who could catch them over multiple days; but hey, they voted on the championship tournament rules, right? And people wonder why MLF gets criticized all the time? Go figure.

I think it was a great show, its nice to see different tournament formats. I darn sure wouldn't watch it if I couldn't stand it.......


How did you like the coverage of Thrift on day two after his block buster day one? That was some show, eh? It was amazing to see how many fish he lost after he got bit... I am surprised no one told him after a while that he needed to put the hooks back on his baits. lmfao
Posted By: J.H.S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:51 AM

The redcrest is a joke. It will never hold a candle to the Classic. The pros that are talking it up like it’s some big super bowl of bass fishing are just grasping at straws and trying to save face. You win the redcrest, nobody cares. You win the Classic, and the it changes your career.
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:55 AM

Originally Posted by Josh Seale
The redcrest is a joke. It will never hold a candle to the Classic. The pros that are talking it up like it’s some big super bowl of bass fishing are just grasping at straws and trying to save face. You win the redcrest, nobody cares. You win the Classic, and the it changes your career.

This is a thread about the redcrest, why do you have to knock it down to build up the classic?
Posted By: J.H.S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:58 AM

Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Josh Seale
The redcrest is a joke. It will never hold a candle to the Classic. The pros that are talking it up like it’s some big super bowl of bass fishing are just grasping at straws and trying to save face. You win the redcrest, nobody cares. You win the Classic, and the it changes your career.

This is a thread about the redcrest, why do you have to knock it down to build up the classic?


Did I hurt your feelings, Sally?
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:02 AM

Originally Posted by Josh Seale
Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Josh Seale
The redcrest is a joke. It will never hold a candle to the Classic. The pros that are talking it up like it’s some big super bowl of bass fishing are just grasping at straws and trying to save face. You win the redcrest, nobody cares. You win the Classic, and the it changes your career.

This is a thread about the redcrest, why do you have to knock it down to build up the classic?


Did I hurt your feelings, Sally?

Oh no, I just don't understand the little man complex people have. BASS is great, it ain't going anywhere, yet we have to hate major league fishing? You guys can skip across it if you don't like it. And its shirely, not sally, joshua.
Posted By: J.H.S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:06 AM

You don’t have to hate anything. But I can. My opinion is that the redcrest and MLF blows. It’s boring. My
Comment was directed at the fact that they compare themselves to the Classic. Which is a joke.
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:11 AM

Originally Posted by Josh Seale
You don’t have to hate anything. But I can. My opinion is that the redcrest and MLF blows. It’s boring. My
Comment was directed at the fact that they compare themselves to the Classic. Which is a joke.

Got it. I just can't imagine anything in fishing worth hating, but to each his own. Does it make you feel better to hate it... roflmao
Posted By: Mark Jones

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:55 AM

Welcome back Big O!!!!!! You are good for MLF business and viewership. The numbers are off the charts.

Thank you for your support!!!!!
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 12:15 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Welcome back Big O!!!!!! You are good for MLF business and viewership. The numbers are off the charts.

Thank you for your support!!!!!


Don’t thank me Mark, thank the fine folks who run TFF who had the foresight to expand the reach of this platform into the transpacific and Asia regions where manufactured viewership numbers, clicks, likes, followers, and ad impressions is a multi-billion dollar business. Would love for you to share those charts that will ultimately get inserted into some pitch deck that’s destined for the desk of some clueless corporate executive that has the power of the advertising budget signing pen.

By the way, when will MLF next have an event aired LIVE on TV? Bassmasters Elites is next on Fox Sports this coming Saturday, @ 8:00am eastern... Knoxville is the venue where they will bring the big stage, to hoist the big fish, by the big names!
Posted By: Dubee

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 01:41 PM

Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Josh Seale
Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Josh Seale
The redcrest is a joke. It will never hold a candle to the Classic. The pros that are talking it up like it’s some big super bowl of bass fishing are just grasping at straws and trying to save face. You win the redcrest, nobody cares. You win the Classic, and the it changes your career.

This is a thread about the redcrest, why do you have to knock it down to build up the classic?


Did I hurt your feelings, Sally?

Oh no, I just don't understand the little man complex people have. BASS is great, it ain't going anywhere, yet we have to hate major league fishing? You guys can skip across it if you don't like it. And its shirely, not sally, joshua.


It makes me wonder what happened in someone's life to screw them up so bad that they actually hate a tournament organization. Something that has zero effect on their life but yet drives them crazy.
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 01:52 PM

pollo
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 01:53 PM

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I would assume those “manufactured viewership numbers, clicks, likes, ad impressions ” go for all parties
Posted By: TxBazzn

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 01:59 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Welcome back Big O!!!!!! You are good for MLF business and viewership. The numbers are off the charts.

Thank you for your support!!!!!


That’s probably not a good thing for this snooze fest of a tournament. I watched a women’s tennis match once. It was terrible and never watched again.
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 02:04 PM

Originally Posted by Monty Wright
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I would assume those “manufactured viewership numbers, clicks, likes, ad impressions ” go for all parties


I am sure it is. rock
Posted By: Mark Jones

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 02:44 PM

Originally Posted by TxBazzn
Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Welcome back Big O!!!!!! You are good for MLF business and viewership. The numbers are off the charts.

Thank you for your support!!!!!


That’s probably not a good thing for this snooze fest of a tournament. I watched a women’s tennis match once. It was terrible and never watched again.


Record setting viewership numbers across the board for this event, even with the fishing being tough. Those that need the data will get it and see it.

The fishing business is doing well right now. That's good for everyone. cheers
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:13 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Originally Posted by TxBazzn
Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Welcome back Big O!!!!!! You are good for MLF business and viewership. The numbers are off the charts.

Thank you for your support!!!!!


That’s probably not a good thing for this snooze fest of a tournament. I watched a women’s tennis match once. It was terrible and never watched again.


Record setting viewership numbers across the board for this event, even with the fishing being tough. Those that need the data will get it and see it.

The fishing business is doing well right now. That's good for everyone. cheers

Good news Mark!
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:18 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Originally Posted by TxBazzn
Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Welcome back Big O!!!!!! You are good for MLF business and viewership. The numbers are off the charts.

Thank you for your support!!!!!


That’s probably not a good thing for this snooze fest of a tournament. I watched a women’s tennis match once. It was terrible and never watched again.


Record setting viewership numbers across the board for this event, even with the fishing being tough. Those that need the data will get it and see it.

The fishing business is doing well right now. That's good for everyone. cheers


That is great to hear! rock
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:47 PM

Thrift has gills
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 03:53 PM

Wha, what? Say it ain’t so.. the guy that’s in the BPT press release of the year is getting it done in an Elite series event? Who woulda thunk? I wonder if his success in the Bassmasters series will dictate what becomes priority in the case of a conflict with BPT?

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Posted By: Dubee

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:10 PM

I think Thrift can go practice some more. He's running away from them again today
Posted By: Douglas J

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:40 PM

Can anyone challenge Thrift tomorrow?


I sure would like to see him win the Redcrest then move over to BASS and see if he can win the Classic.

He's the humblest of the top anglers, IMO
Posted By: Mark Perry

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 04:46 PM

Thrift is always good at Eufaula. He is good everywhere else too but he does very well on Eufaula.
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 05:19 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Thrift is always good at Eufaula. He is good everywhere else too but he does very well on Eufaula.


When asked who would win Redcrest, I believe it was Andy Montgomery who said he would pick Thrift. Went on to say he's fished Eufaula a lot and the worse he's finished is 2nd roflmao
Posted By: Rockfisherman

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 06:29 PM

Interesting watching the shallow guys who are struggling vs doing well.

Evers looks like he is shallow, but on a steeper bank with deeper water near by...........

hmmmmm
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 06:31 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Wha, what? Say it ain’t so.. the guy that’s in the BPT press release of the year is getting it done in an Elite series event? Who woulda thunk? I wonder if his success in the Bassmasters series will dictate what becomes priority in the case of a conflict with BPT?

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The conflict is in your shallow mind.
Posted By: Bill Durham

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 06:34 PM

Anybody know what Thrift is throwing?
Posted By: Bill Durham

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 06:42 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by Bill Durham
You guys crack me up! I bet you whine about low scoring football games and pitcher duel baseball games. They had the same cold snap over in Alabama that we had it Texas, but not obviously not as bad. Everything changed just before the tournament started weather wise.. Its fishing.. mother nature is in charge..


So does that justify resetting all weights to zero in the middle of a championship tournament? Instead of getting a measure of someone’s skill over the course of several days and changing weather conditions, it’s better to see those skills measured by only one day of fishing, like MLF is doing?

Oh wait, someone that matters voted on this scoring format, so that makes it okay; Right?

Big O,
'Right" is what the powers that be say it is.. Its the format that they all agreed to before they signed up.. Just don't watch.
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 07:22 PM

Originally Posted by Monty Wright
Thrift has gills



Pretty much sums it up.....I picked him to win here when it scheduled on Palestine, LOL
Dude is solid for sure
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 07:39 PM

Originally Posted by Monty Wright
Thrift has gills

Wow he is crushing it
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/25/21 10:46 PM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Originally Posted by Monty Wright
Thrift has gills

Wow he is crushing it


No doubt about it! banana
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 01:48 AM

Let’s see if the zeroing out of the scores robs Thrift of what would be a deserving win. It would be hard for anyone to argue he’s not been the strongest and most consistent angler of the tournament.
Posted By: SAKS

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 02:16 AM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Originally Posted by Monty Wright
Thrift has gills

Wow he is crushing it

He is greatness on this lake. You know when they moved it he starting smiling. Maybe even broke out into full blown laughter.
Posted By: SAKS

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 02:28 AM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Let’s see if the zeroing out of the scores robs Thrift of what would be a deserving win. It would be hard for anyone to argue he’s not been the strongest and most consistent angler of the tournament.

Sometimes a wild card wins the Super Bowl. Getting to the dance is only part of the trip. I think Thrift is OK with that scenario since he decided to fish this tour. Doesn't mean it won't sting.
Posted By: SC-001

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 02:36 PM

Not going to lie, gonna be mad if Thrift doesn't win this, the Redcrest final day lottery has begun.
Posted By: emorydog

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 03:03 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Let’s see if the zeroing out of the scores robs Thrift of what would be a deserving win. It would be hard for anyone to argue he’s not been the strongest and most consistent angler of the tournament.


FYI Deepthroat, that isn’t the format of this series and how the winner is determined.
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 03:04 PM

Originally Posted by SAKS
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Let’s see if the zeroing out of the scores robs Thrift of what would be a deserving win. It would be hard for anyone to argue he’s not been the strongest and most consistent angler of the tournament.

Sometimes a wild card wins the Super Bowl. Getting to the dance is only part of the trip. I think Thrift is OK with that scenario since he decided to fish this tour. Doesn't mean it won't sting.

Exactly! cheers

You can't in if you aren't in! bannana2
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 04:07 PM

Originally Posted by emorydog
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Let’s see if the zeroing out of the scores robs Thrift of what would be a deserving win. It would be hard for anyone to argue he’s not been the strongest and most consistent angler of the tournament.


FYI Deepthroat, that isn’t the format of this series and how the winner is determined.

He can't get it thru his thick head. Funny he hates it, can't stand it, but is worried about the outcome.... he must be closet watcher.
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 04:10 PM

I hope Connell wins, seems like a good guy. Plus it would make the googan hates mad...
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 04:25 PM

I think Wheeler has been sandbagging. Dudley is about to loose his mind. I want to see his reaction if he looses another biggun.
Posted By: 206champion

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 06:32 PM

I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 07:22 PM

Originally Posted by 206champion
I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.


It looks like Thrift got cheated by the BS scoring system they put in place. His catch and weight totals for the 2 days he did fish are much bigger than anyone who fished all 5... his second day fishing he removed the hooks from his lures and was shaking them off...

Maybe this will convince him he made a mistake and get himself into the opens so he can qualify for the circuit where the real pros fish.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 07:30 PM

You’re an idiot Big NO! The 4 or 5 best anglers in the world fish MLF. Now go back to you BASS thread any enjoy watching highlights, studio [censored] and commercials.
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 07:30 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by 206champion
I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.


It looks like Thrift got cheated by the BS scoring system they put in place. His catch and weight totals for the 2 days he did fish are much bigger than anyone who fished all 5... his second day fishing he removed the hooks from his lures and was shaking them off...

Maybe this will convince him he made a mistake and get himself into the opens so he can qualify for the circuit where the real pros fish.

He knew what he was getting into when he made that choice already. Its not bs just because some whacko online doesnt approve of it...
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 07:33 PM

Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
[quote=206champion]I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.


It looks like Thrift got cheated by the BS scoring system they put in place. His catch and weight totals for the 2 days he did fish are much bigger than anyone who fished all 5... his second day fishing he removed the hooks from his lures and was shaking them off...

Maybe this will convince him he made a mistake and get himself into the opens so he can qualify for the circuit where the real pros fish.

He knew what he was getting into when he made that choice already. Its not bs just because some whacko online doesnt approve of it...[/quote

My thoughts exactly! I feel a little bad for him but his fish simply moved.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 08:03 PM

Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by 206champion
I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.


It looks like Thrift got cheated by the BS scoring system they put in place. His catch and weight totals for the 2 days he did fish are much bigger than anyone who fished all 5... his second day fishing he removed the hooks from his lures and was shaking them off...

Maybe this will convince him he made a mistake and get himself into the opens so he can qualify for the circuit where the real pros fish.

He knew what he was getting into when he made that choice already. Its not bs just because some whacko online doesnt approve of it...


Perhaps, but it’s not like he had a choice in the matter. He qualified and fished and dominated by any measurement... today, the lake is hosting another 150 boat tournament which launched before the MLF guys... he likely lost his spots to them. At the end, someone should take a moment and total up number of fish and total weights he recorded over the course of the tournament and compare it to who got lucky today. That will tell you who the champion caliber angler is.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 08:13 PM

What about the 9 other guys fishing the championship. Did they all loose their spots to the amateurs?
Posted By: SAKS

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 08:30 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by grandbassslayer
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by 206champion
I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.


It looks like Thrift got cheated by the BS scoring system they put in place. His catch and weight totals for the 2 days he did fish are much bigger than anyone who fished all 5... his second day fishing he removed the hooks from his lures and was shaking them off...

Maybe this will convince him he made a mistake and get himself into the opens so he can qualify for the circuit where the real pros fish.

He knew what he was getting into when he made that choice already. Its not bs just because some whacko online doesnt approve of it...


Perhaps, but it’s not like he had a choice in the matter. He qualified and fished and dominated by any measurement... today, the lake is hosting another 150 boat tournament which launched before the MLF guys... he likely lost his spots to them. At the end, someone should take a moment and total up number of fish and total weights he recorded over the course of the tournament and compare it to who got lucky today. That will tell you who the champion caliber angler is.

He absolutely dominated but today he caught 1 fish. The other 9 have to deal with the same 150 boats also. As far as choice he had plenty. One of them would have been to fish another circuit. He picked BPT so by that action alone he agrees with their format, even if he does not like it.
Posted By: UTDmiller

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 09:38 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by 206champion
I’m am surprised that Thrift can’t catch but 1 fish so far he must have burned through his fish to early. But Defoe is struggling today also.


It looks like Thrift got cheated by the BS scoring system they put in place. His catch and weight totals for the 2 days he did fish are much bigger than anyone who fished all 5... his second day fishing he removed the hooks from his lures and was shaking them off...

Maybe this will convince him he made a mistake and get himself into the opens so he can qualify for the circuit where the real pros fish.



Looks like you have to be the best every day to win... oh wait thats what you said was wrong with MLF... clown
Posted By: Hook'em79

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 09:45 PM

Watching this is hard....

Seeing them line their livescope up before every cast makes me wonder if this is really fishing any more. Is this what it's going to take to be competitive in tournaments going forward?
Posted By: UTDmiller

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 09:46 PM

Originally Posted by Hook'em79
Watching this is hard....

Seeing them line their livescope up before every cast makes me wonder if this is really fishing any more. Is this what it's going to take to be competitive in tournaments going forward?


After watching several videos doing the same thing, yeah i think so
Posted By: emorydog

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 09:48 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Let’s see if the zeroing out of the scores robs Thrift of what would be a deserving win. It would be hard for anyone to argue he’s not been the strongest and most consistent angler of the tournament.


Hey Big Deep-throat, looks like you have to actually be consistent EVERY day in this series. Thrift wasn’t and will lose, but will never be a bigger loser than you. Better get back to all the BASS coinpurses that need your immediate attention.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 09:58 PM

Connell said he’s jumping in the lake if he wins...let’s see
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 10:05 PM

Man congrats to Dustin...!
Love watching a guy see his dream come true after years of hard work.
Kids got a new fan right here
Posted By: Bill Durham

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 10:09 PM

Roll Tide DC!! Congrats on a great victory!
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 10:16 PM

Originally Posted by Bill Durham
Roll Tide DC!! Congrats on a great victory!


Where’s the stage, the guests of sponsors celebrating, the fans? Oh wait... wrong championship. ;-/
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 10:16 PM

Googan squad for the win! Suck on that Big Ho!
Posted By: 206champion

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 10:50 PM

Congratulations Connell
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 11:00 PM

According to the smart ones - this is the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing

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Posted By: Statton48

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 11:20 PM

I don’t like MLF much at all but I do enjoy watching fishing. It would have been something to see with him and Neal on a stage sxs weighing in. I agree with most of what BIG-O has to say, some of y’all just be hating. Apparently the guy is passionate about fishing and the business side of it. He does have sand in places for some reason though.... keep on keepn on man.... I enjoy the Entertainment
Posted By: SteezMacQueen

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 11:23 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
According to the smart ones - this is the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing

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No ticker tape parade? Lol.

I had more fans and cheers for my 4th place in a Bassmaster Open.
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 11:38 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by Bill Durham
Roll Tide DC!! Congrats on a great victory!


Where’s the stage, the guests of sponsors celebrating, the fans? Oh wait... wrong championship. ;-/

Man hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. You must be a joy to spend time with...
Posted By: grandbassslayer

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 11:38 PM

Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by Big O Florida
According to the smart ones - this is the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing

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No ticker tape parade? Lol.

I had more fans and cheers for my 4th place in a Bassmaster Open.

Did it pay 300k? Its not the super bowl yet as an event, even though the on field talent is better than the classic, not 10x better, but it it better. It would really take a lot more than on the water talent to upend the classic, but time will tell.
Posted By: irbf

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/26/21 11:39 PM

The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.
Posted By: Statton48

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 12:09 AM

Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.

I’ll have to disagree but I understand what you’re saying. Others have a very close guesstimate weight so you know who’s going to be close on stage. But either way, just my opinion
Posted By: boyd1002

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 12:24 AM

Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.

Ask Ott is he would trade his classic for a win today. Ask Edwin what is the biggest tournament win of his career was... I hope MLF is successful, but it will never be the classic. And they all know that.
Posted By: RandyD

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 12:44 AM

I agree... I switched over the Elites on the Tennessee River and got bored with it in no time; switched back to the redcrest… For those that paid attention, there was a lot to be learned...
Posted By: Duck_Hunter

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 12:55 AM

Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.


This is why it’s more exciting to me.

I don’t care about the confetti falling after the super bowl. I care about the QB engineering an 80-yard drive to win it on a last second play.
Posted By: Mark Jones

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 01:00 AM

Originally Posted by Duck_Hunter
Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.


This is why it’s more exciting to me.

I don’t care about the confetti falling after the super bowl. I care about the QB engineering an 80-yard drive to win it on a last second play.


And that's exactly why this format was created in this way. It's about the game play, not a glorified graduation ceremony as 50+ dudes walk up to Mercer and tell him what a grind it was out there and that they can't wait to get back out there tomorrow and how thankful they are that their boat/motor sponsor got them to and from the launch to weigh in... yawn...
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 01:10 AM

Originally Posted by Duck_Hunter
Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.


This is why it’s more exciting to me.

I don’t care about the confetti falling after the super bowl. I care about the QB engineering an 80-yard drive to win it on a last second play.


cheers

After the Super Bowl almost everyone leaves the arena and most everyone changes the channel! rock
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 01:11 AM

Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Originally Posted by Duck_Hunter
Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.


This is why it’s more exciting to me.

I don’t care about the confetti falling after the super bowl. I care about the QB engineering an 80-yard drive to win it on a last second play.


And that's exactly why this format was created in this way. It's about the game play, not a glorified graduation ceremony as 50+ dudes walk up to Mercer and tell him what a grind it was out there and that they can't wait to get back out there tomorrow and how thankful they are that their boat/motor sponsor got them to and from the launch to weigh in... yawn...

cheers
Posted By: Brent S

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 01:18 AM

Originally Posted by Duck_Hunter
Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.


This is why it’s more exciting to me.

I don’t care about the confetti falling after the super bowl. I care about the QB engineering an 80-yard drive to win it on a last second play.


+1
Posted By: boyd1002

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 02:38 AM

Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Originally Posted by Duck_Hunter
Originally Posted by irbf
The drama and action was on the water, not the stage. And that's why it is much more exciting to watch.


This is why it’s more exciting to me.

I don’t care about the confetti falling after the super bowl. I care about the QB engineering an 80-yard drive to win it on a last second play.


cheers

After the Super Bowl almost everyone leaves the arena and most everyone changes the channel! rock


I’m surprised people could watch both LIVEs and prefer MLF over Bass. In my opinion BASS is clearly the superior live show, both for entertainment and for information. To each their own. Also, I guarantee that the every angler, regardless of tour, still would take a Classic over any other title.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 03:21 AM

It all depends on the quality of fish for me. I don’t enjoy watching guys catch and 1and 2 pounders. MLF has the deeper field imo.
Posted By: McLovin’

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 04:12 AM

One thing for sure....anytime this topic comes up, Big O will be bashing anything relative to MLF the and MJ will still have MLF nuts bouncing off his chin....it’s clear they will both clearly keep posting to push their opinions/agendas and it’s pretty funny (and pathetic) on both parties, but it’s hard not to watch....LOL

I watched both BASS and MLF ...It’s just fishing boys!
Posted By: mudd

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/27/21 05:27 AM

Least his Active Target worked. Both mine I have sold customers didn’t. Can’t get them new ones till April either
Posted By: spacejunkie

Re: Red Crest Official Thread - 02/28/21 07:34 PM

Wondering how long before Big O gets his next vacation with the bashing he is throwing out?

Watched them both and each has good and bad features but both are fishing and that is what counts for me.
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