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BigRichClovis
03-11-2007, 08:41 PM
We are about one month away from the tournament. April 14. This year is a little different from last years tournament. They have made it a team tournament and can only weigh 4 fish. One boat per team and everyone in the boat must pay entry fee.

How many people plan on fishing this year?

JoeTech
03-11-2007, 09:04 PM
Rich - I'm not really sure, it sounds like fun, need to find out if my dad can fish that day. Are you going to fish the tourny?

Viking
03-11-2007, 09:32 PM
I plan I being there to defend my 1st place from last year, which Chris and Mario are planning on winning this year. I will be joined by Kent (twoelk) as my fishing partner. Kent does a great elk chili, which I will try to get him to bring, if he is stating overnight Fri. night.

I plan on going up there Fri. to pre-fish and staying overnight. Will probably camp out at Island Park Fri. night.

Looking forward to it.

Viking

fishon_chris
03-12-2007, 06:22 AM
We will be there. ;D

Snowtrout
03-12-2007, 08:52 AM
I would like to fish it but will not because of the entry fee vs pay out structure. If you have two people to a team and pay for the blind bogey, you will be putting out $110. First place pays $300, 2nd=$200, 3rd=$150, 4th=$100, etc. That means just to break even, one would have to place 3rd or better.

On the other hand, if you look at the Shasta derby, a team of two with the blind bogey will cost $230. 1st=$3000, 2nd=$2000, 3rd=$1000, etc. If you take off a zero from the Shasta payout/entry fee, one will see that those anglers would be paying $23 for a $300 1st place payout. At Pine flat, you are paying $110 :o

In my opinion, these are terrible odds and even though this is a fundraiser, I would rather take my money somewhere where the odds are a little better: a casino.

On wed, I will be bringing up my concerns at the kokanee power meeting here in Fresno.

BigRichClovis
03-12-2007, 05:48 PM
byron_s,

I agree with you. Last year there was around 90 plus people fishing in the tournament. I bet there will be at least that many or more depending on there promotion of the tournament at the Show next week. Maybe they will rethink the structure or see that nobody shows up for the tournament and put an end to the team concept. I also plan on being there at the meeting.

Rich

JoeTech
03-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Rich - When/where is the meeting? I didnt see anything on the website.

bankerbull
03-12-2007, 10:32 PM
I would like to fish it but will not because of the entry fee vs pay out structure. *If you have two people to a team and pay for the blind bogey, you will be putting out $110. *First place pays $300, 2nd=$200, 3rd=$150, 4th=$100, etc. *That means just to break even, one would have to place 3rd or better. *

On the other hand, if you look at the Shasta derby, a team of two with the blind bogey will cost $230. *1st=$3000, 2nd=$2000, 3rd=$1000, etc. *If you take off a zero from the Shasta payout/entry fee, one will see that those anglers would be paying $23 for a $300 1st place payout. *At Pine flat, you are paying $110 :o

In my opinion, these are terrible odds and even though this is a fundraiser, I would rather take my money somewhere where the odds are a little better: a casino.

On wed, I will be bringing up my concerns at the kokanee power meeting here in Fresno. *

AND where would ya rather fish? Pine Flat..or gorgeous Shasta...no contest

Viking
03-12-2007, 11:32 PM
I think that everyone would prefer fishing Shasta, but not everyone can make that long distance trip and fish two days. its a 4 day trip, up and back, plus expensive at $3.00/gal., food, liquid rerefrshments, lodging, etc. Given the size of the field, the odds finishing high enough to recover costs are slim, as well.

i don't know what they did about the prize money. Last year for first place it was $300 cash+a $400 Scotty electric downrigger, which my sold for $200, while I was getting more beer from the boat. He sold it to the 2nd place winner who came out like a bandit. The guy won $200 for 2nd place, $200 for the biggest fish and saved $200 on my downrigger!

I don't fish for the money anyway. Its just nice to get out there, enjoy the fishing/competition/comraderie and have fun. The prize money is a bonus.

Viking

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03-13-2007, 12:49 AM
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