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abkeenan

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abkeenan last won the day on April 6 2018

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About abkeenan

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  • Birthday 06/03/1981

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    MIZZOU, STL Cardinals, weightlifting and fishing. Hating the Cubs and Jayhawks naturally.

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  1. Glad to see you and Donna back at it.
  2. Showing 6am-8am CST on my guide.
  3. Alright guys. Here is the list of where to send your baits. Your OA user name will be listed below the person you are sending to in the big bold print. Let me know if anyone is confused. Please reach out via PM to get address. Thanks again and see you next year. Bassmaster#1 - J. johnson dblades - D. Blades Champ 188 - J. Gilzow SplitG2 - D. Young goose919 - G. Anderson SethOAF - S. Turner Dirtclod - N. Hambrick Quillback - J. Rhodes supremeJCK - J. Keenan ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- supremeJCK - J. Keenan Bassmaster#1 - J. johnson 196champ - B. Meyer swelbo1 - S. Welborn dwiebenga - D. Wiebenga SoreThumbs - J. Mitchell ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- abkeenan - B. Keenan Snagged - P. Carnaghi Falcon215 - C. Thomas AndyArchdale1 - A. Archdale --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- dwiebenga - D. Wiebenga moguy1973 - J. Horrom wmander - W. Andersen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Quillback - J. Rhodes abkeenan - B. Keenan
  4. Just wanted to say thanks to all who participated. We had 19 members in the group and according to the thread here most people wanted a top 5 payout. So that payout will be as follows: 1st place - 8 baits 2nd place - 5 baits 3rd place - 3 baits 4th place - 2 baits 5th place - 1 bait Let me know if anyone has a problem with that payout scale. I also know that there were quite a few members that ended up losing interest or just not engaging for whatever reason. At the beginning of the year, before the season started, it was made clear that you agreed to send a bait if you committed to signing up for the league. It's obviously up to your discretion if you want to send a bait. I am not going be mediator for guys sending baits. I would hope that we are gentleman, scholars, and fisherman, who pay their debts. I'll get a list out here soon of who receives baits from who. At that point please reach out to the member (via PRIVATE message) that you are supposed to send a bait to for address information. Again, thanks for all who participated and we will see what next year brings. Maybe MLF will start their own fantasy fishing version and we could see a better turnout or more interest from OAF. Any issues just contact me. -Brett
  5. Indeed. Won our league and got 24th overall out of 7,402 members in the Tackle Warehouse Group. Congrats.
  6. Yes. Except my sponsor is NOT supportive of my fishing expenditures. Very odd and unorthodox business relationship. Sometimes sharing the same bed with my wife/sponsor gets awkward after another Tackle Warehouse rod tube shows up on the doorstep.
  7. I've bought most of my reels the last 5-10 years off Ebay or direct from Sportsmans Outfitters in Dothan, AL. They carry both Lew's and Daiwa. They run smokin' hot deals with prices that won't be beat. Give them a look next time you're looking to buy. I've been happy with everything I've ever gotten from them. Never an issue. Let's just say I have a BUNCH of HUK Daiwa Tatula performance shirts now. Which are almost as awesome as the reels. 😎
  8. I think Quantum had some okay color schemes. 🤣
  9. Agree with all of this. Only reels I own consist of Lews, Shimano and Daiwa. Wonder if Lew's will make their flagship rods and reels with KVD's signature or stamp of a approval on it? In the past I think Jason Christie was kinda their golden boy for the high end Lew's reels. The amount of information available to the consumer I think has really changed how people purchase nowadays. Back in the Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Hank Parker, etc hay day in the 60s thru 90s guys/gals just took their word or endorsement of a product as gospel. Good enough for them, good enough for me. But with the internet and age of information consumers can search reviews, opinions and tech specs on any product with a few key strokes on their laptop/tablet/smart phone. People/buyers are not as dumb anymore and more cognizant of marketing gimmicks, shoddy materials/components or flat out BS. The old model of sponsorship is no longer as effective as it once was. That said, I think KVD is one of the few outliers. Anything he puts his name on carries weight in the industry. If it weren't for him Quantum would have probably been out of business before the 2nd Bush administration took office. In the end it's good to see a local company/brand grow like Lew's has. The fact that they were able to land a whopper like KVD is a good deal in my book. Competition to drive innovation and better products is never a bad thing in any market.
  10. I don't think there is any question he is the best of all time. He's the Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, etc of professional bass fishing. Regardless of what he does the rest of his career, he's a legend. I've met him and chatted twice now before the Big Bass Tour events when he was propped up at the Springfield BPS. Really a cool guy.
  11. Figured someone would have mentioned the news yesterday that KVD will now be sporting Lew's rods and reels. Saw the article and why it made sense since the equity company (Peak Rock Capital I believe) already bought out Strike King. Quantum has been going downhill for quite some time and this has to be the nail in the coffin...right? Will be interesting to see the KVD inspired Lew's models of rods and reels.
  12. I think that's the strategy you have to go with if you are trailing. The guys near the very top probably want to play it relatively safe. But the two in our league that are in "striking distance" will have to take a risk on low owned anglers and pray that they do well to make up that ground.
  13. Indeed. My brother Connor has been talking trash the last couple of weeks. Would be cool for either him or Bassmaster to finish near the top. I've seen pics of the haul you get from TW for winning the BASS fantasy fishing. It's like a tackle orgy. Good luck to both. Certainly don't need my help!
  14. Guys, Looks like I goofed (shocker) and said that this last Elite Tournament on Tenkiller was the last event of the year. But it looks like the AOY Event is the last which starts in 5 days. So be sure to fill out a lineup for this last deal. So reminder to ALL, get those teams filled out! When the season wraps up I'll post here on the thread on what members are sending baits to what members. You'll then reach out to that member via a private message to get their address to send the 1 bait of your choice. Thanks to all who participated.
  15. It's not the same or even close. But to be honest, I have kept more up to date on the BASS tournaments than BPT. The 1,000 dink format has just killed it for me. The initial novelty of it has completely worn off in my book. I have almost no interest in MLF at this point even though they have the majority of the world class bass fishermen in their circuit. I have a BUNCH of the MLF episodes DVR'd and haven't even bothered to watch them. I'm probably in the minority here but that's just how I feel these days.
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