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8/22/19 @ 1:08 PM
Murky_Waters
User since 1/25/16

Prostaffer-

That may be the most ignorant comment i’ve read on this thread. It doesn’t matter how expensive or big your boat is. Some of the most successful guys that fish this tourney are doing so in boats that cost less than most  “fancy” fishing kayaks. This bass contest has been around since the mid to late 60’s and has always done well for turnout. Most of the people who fish this could care less about the “numbers”. Nor do they care about the money or turning a profit. This is a longtime running tourney for guys/gals to get out of the house, fish and have a great time. It has nothing to do with the Kayak fisherman, but more-so to do with the tradition and keeping the spirit of the old bass contest alive.


The Kayak fishing community is strong, I think it would be a great idea to start up a new tournament!



8/22/19 @ 9:04 AM
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519vx
User since 7/7/05

Wednesday night bass tournament report:  Craig  P. Won last night with a 17 3/4”.  Steve T took second with a 16 7/8”, and Adam B was third with a 16 3/4. 

Starting next week, tournament hours will be 6 - 8:30pm. 

8/15/19 @ 8:12 AM
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519vx
User since 7/7/05

Wednesday night bass tournament report:  Despite the front and north wind, some nice fish were caught last night.  Adam B won with an 18 1/2".  Larry S took second with a chunky 17 3/4" and Mike S took home some cash for third place with a 16 1/8".  You had to work for them, but most who fished reported some action last night.

8/14/19 @ 11:19 AM
xdonkey99x
User since 8/21/10

Just scrolled back to first tourny of the year.  Not 1 single report from 519 or any other that I can find says anything about low numbers of fisherman and asking for more to join. He states that it's not to late to join I think twice but never asks or shows that his tourny numbers are low.  Not sure where that is coming from.


And yes as a guy that fishes a couple of bass tournaments a week and trolls Lake Michigan on the weekends I DO have a problem with kayaks in low light to dark hours.  98% of you ppl dont use the proper lighting and come within feet of getting run over ALL the time.  


During this discussion ppl have talked about facts.  Only 1 or 2 ppl have not.  And btw come to the beaulah tourny and tell me how many boats are not as "expensive" as yours.  Lol

I am sure I'll get another crappy photoshop pic of bass in coolers instead of answers.  Like many have said....just start a kayak tourny on lakes for you guys only.  It's really that simple.  There are "2,000" of you in southern wi so it shouldn't be that hard.  

8/14/19 @ 10:38 AM
crossin eyes
User since 9/7/13

You should run the big walleye boat over and contribute. I could use the cash. Lol! We dont hate kayakers. If that's the way you dig fishin the rock n roll. All I know is its Wednesday and I'm ready to cross sum eyes tonight!

8/14/19 @ 10:06 AM
Prostaffer
User since 5/11/19

I’ve fished phantom and the surrounding lakes for 33 years.... literally! I’d love to see an increase to the tourneys. Kayak fishing industry is growing faster than any form of fishing in the last 3 years. That’s a fact. You have the potential of several new fisherman wanting to join, which means you will make more money when you win. The picture on a bump board is easy to make happen as all of the bass tourneys for kayaks online do it all year no problem. This is simply a group of guys with boats hating and refusing to open up to kayaks. My walleye boat is worth far more than any of the boats ive seen fishing these tiny tourneys anyway, but I prefer to kayak fish phantom and surrounding smaller lakes. You want a bigger turnout, we gave you the answer, you hated it, that’s the bottom line. You’re old school and closed mindedness is shining bright, but I promise your turnout will never grow out here if you don’t ease up on the style of the tourney. Want 19, you need to adjust. I promise you won’t see big numbers consistently out of your phantom tourneys with the way you run it now. 

8/14/19 @ 7:55 AM
crossin eyes
User since 9/7/13

So we should have to change every single rule we have to accommodate kayakers to get 4 more people into it? I think you all should just start your own thing if there are so many willing to do it. Don't think it is that big of a deal. I don't like the idea of snapping a picture of a fish. Plus it really isn't about the money as much as it is something to look forward to every week in the summertime to have a couple of beers n BS with the guys. And hopefully score a decent fish. That's the bonus for most of us. It's a good bunch of people that fish every week and good sportsmen and women. Always looking for more but I don't think the people that have fished in it a long time want drastic changes. It works so don't fix it I guess. 

8/13/19 @ 9:45 PM
Robbollio
Robbollio
User since 10/17/04

Single out phantom? Many before have expressed interest but haven't because of boat situation. 1 single fish based on measure is easy to just catch, photo, release. Easy to get to after work unlike heading west after work on 94. Small lake with no wake after 7 perfect for everyone. Free lake access. And you are asking for more guys every single week. Its win win for everyone included. More anglers, money, experiences. Stop asking for more guys then. You could easily have a few more but you guys are stuck in the dark ages.

8/13/19 @ 9:02 PM
519vx
User since 7/7/05

Where’s the”like” button to for crossin eyes.....!

Back to fishing tomorrow.  All are welcome (provided you have a livewell or aerated cooler). 

8/13/19 @ 8:48 PM
crossin eyes
User since 9/7/13

Why are you kayakers singling out the league on Phantom? There are plenty of other opportunities to bi%@$ about other leagues in Southeast WI. Little Muskego,Nemhabins, Beulah etc...start your own kayak league. Plain and simple. What's the big deal?

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