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First of all do you have to have a bass boat or can i enter in my jon boat? (i'm a broke college student and a jon boat is all i can afford for now.)

second i dont have a livewell if i put an airaiter in my ice chest with water will that work? ( or if anyone knows a better way of keeping fish alive please let me know)

third is this a club thing or is it open to anyone with a boat and money?

fourth when is the next one and how do i register?

thanks for the help and hope to be weighing in with you guys.
 

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Re: Tournament questions, mayben some one can help

Hey man, I think I met you yesterday at 360.  Sorry I didn't stick around and chat longer, Chad had the fish already out of the livewell and I wanted to get over there and take pics and get her back in the water asap.

1. You can fish in anything that floats.
2. Depending on the size of your ice chest that is a bad idea.  Mortality rate of a fish is dramatically increased if you go that route and we do not weigh in dead fish.
3. Open Ts, we are not a club.
4. 10/6/07, just show up at City Park and check in by 6:30 am.

Nice meeting you yesterday and welcome to the board.
 

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Re: Tournament questions, mayben some one can help

yea i figured that not having a livewell would be the problem.

i would have a boat with a live well if our pilot would not have broken his legg in 4 places at the redbull flugtag. i had to give all my money winnings to him for doctor bills. and i was going to buy a bass boat with that.

well i figure out something and it was good to meet you also and hope to fish some tournaments with all of ya'll in the future.
 

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Re: Tournament questions, mayben some one can help

There are some drop in style jon boat livewells I have seen in bass pro shop catalog that are pretty good, they stretch the entire width of the boat and come prewired to just hook up to a battery to run the aerator.

Cooler= bad idea.
 

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Re: Tournament questions, mayben some one can help

If you have $300-$400 you can build a kick ass cooler livewell with recirculate, pumpout, also the ability to exchange water as long as the lowest part of the cooler sits lower than the water line. I'll see if I can get a diagram of it. I don know saltwater guys do it all the time to keep bait fresh. But it is possible for sure. Also get some ice, please release me, and you are set.
 

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Re: Tournament questions, mayben some one can help

yea i got one of those offshore coolers that are big as hell and i was thinking about trying to do something with that.
i just need to use some of that ******* engineering that i learned from my pawpaw.
 

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Re: Tournament questions, mayben some one can help

Hey CajunDrew,

Not to say you can't hitch a ride with some of the ABF guys that fish the HHJ. If you can then give it a shot.

If you want to get into a steady tournament format that won't break your bank then join a local bass club. Texas Classic Bass Club has monthly tournaments for a $25 entry fee, you kick in $20 for gass for the boater and you get to fish a tournament once a month. You get to pick your tournament partner at the club meetings. If you want to check out the club you can come to our meeting this Thursday night. www.tcbc.net is the clubs website. It's a good club to learn a lot about the lakes around here and get some tournament experience without all the competitiveness of a big tournament.

Later,
Clint B
 
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