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  1. Hi jakl11. I have sent you a PM regarding this prop. Thanks, --Joe
  2. Just reminiscing: I remember one year having the tourney go over the 125 cap. Larry decided (based on LOU opinion, I believe) to allow anyone over that cap to still enter, but make 100% of their entry fees go to the baitfish fund...I do not think I was ever more excited to fish a tourney knowing that there were that many to compete with and that something big was going to get caught! I was also one of the many that would always pay as soon I as I possibly could...the early entry giveaways he had each year were always amazing!
  3. Zach, I think we have the same mentality. When someone beats me, I want to learn how they did it and how can I improve my game to be able to compete in the future (I dragged Chad to the PMTT awards ceremony each year just so I could listen to the cashing teams explain what they used, how they did it, and their philosophies on the amazing learning experience!) I also believe that a good majority of the guys that were in the tournaments the last few years have a similar take on the matter. My biggest concern though is that I really hope that our tournaments drastically increase (in participation) in the I am thinking more for other guys not currently participating or just getting into the sport and how we can peak their interest in trying the tournaments without scaring them off and also retaining them for years to come. Hopefully a few more eyes will see this thread this weekend and chime in with their is great to hear everyone's opinions. I really liked the idea when it was first explained to me and hopefully it has been fully explained here for others to read. Also, I am hoping we get the views from guides/captains, people that have fished our tournaments every year, people that had fished our tournaments in the past but no longer fish them, newcomers to musky fishing, etc...the full gambit of opinions! Thanks, --Joe
  4. Right, Trevor. If your team caught more than three fish, you would be allowed to use your three largest... --Joe
  5. I personally really like the idea of a fish cap (like 3 fish in your example). I would say this evens the field (not in the sense of casters vs trollers), but completely for the beginner vs. the seasoned pro. Like Frank's boat showed us last year on Chautauqua, it is possible to put up some amazing numbers of fish on the tournament day...but these numbers are something a beginner will not be able to compete against. After a couple of tournaments with a similar result, these beginners will stop attending since they will lose hope of winning or cashing (which I do not want to see anyone do!) Like a bass tournament, if you are lucky enough to catch more than three fish, you will be able to virtually "cull". This opens a neat strategy in the tournament -- do you keep pounding your water that you have had (numbers) success in, or do you go searching for a pig kicker? Also, limiting the amount of fish opens new strategies of going for smaller fish or going for a couple beasts. My favorite part of a tournament happens well before the tournament is all in the preparation! Larry's tournaments used to bring in amazing numbers of contestants. I highly hope we can get back to those numbers someday, but I feel discouraging some participants will not be the way to get there. --Joe
  6. Here is the letter that was sent to this bass group... (picture of the letter came from their FB page) --Joe
  7. Great change! I've been wishing for some local tournaments that were team-based! --Joe
  8. I told you to stop letting the lamprey feed off of your legs! Wishing you a speedy recovery --Joe
  9. great idea! --Joe
  10. Hey Guys, The magazine should be available through the logged-in portion of the MI site. After logging in, click on the "Muskies Magazine" link (it is not in the normal right-hand navigation, but is shown on the landing page after login). This link includes the Jan/Feb magazine as well as all magazines since 2005. Great article, BTW! --Joe
  11. I personally love my Tranx. I purchased the PG model last year and have never had an easier time throwing bucktails. Major concerns most people have with this reel are: The physical size of the reel being too big: I could see the size being difficult to work with if you hold the reel while retrieving, but I am a fore grip person and have no problems with the size being cumbersome or getting in the way. The weight being too heavy: I am solely using this reel for bucktails and rubber baits...items that do not cause you to "work" the baits a lot. The weight is not a factor for my setup. I would not want such a heavy reel for jerkbaits though! Cost: Thank you bass pro credit card points! --Joe
  12. It cracks me up that you always point out the dirty diaper...must be a dad thing as I never would have noticed unless you told me. Congrats to both you and Charlotte on one of yours (and hers) most memorable musky moments! --Joe
  13. That's what it's all about! Congrats.
  14. I support the purchase of a new trolling motor....good luck on your sale! --Joe
  15. A Beauty! Can't get enough of seeing big Tiger pics.