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Fished the Bassmasters open as a co-angler. Bite was tough. Friday we fished baxter area what out of state boaters call drop shotting is not what was taught to me by Bill Beck. They tie on the drop shot rig and go to an area and cast it out and bounce it back on the bottom. More like a split shot approach. We did get on a pattern of texas rig finese worm pitched into submerged cedars 15'to 30' deep. Tough on a co-angler but the boater did catch a limit. Fished with Roland Martin on thursday and called my wife to tell her I would have a tough day on thursday was not excited at all for the draw. Did weigh in one for that day and one for the next. What an experience with Roland would not wish that on anyone not even for an enemy.

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So what was so bad about fishin' with Roland? Enquiring minds wanna know lol

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Certain pros EARN bad reputations from their behavior.

I've heard from multiple people that RM isn't the best person in the world. Gary Klein has earned a bad rep as well.

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yes I did. First thing we talked about. He requested an amount that totally shocked me. Was prepared to give him $50 but had to dig deeper in the wallet for almost twice that amount . I guess celebrity status doesn't pay well. with sponsers,tackle with name on it,tv show,probably boat from his buddy Johnny Morris can't make ends meet

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Wow, what a cheapskate the guy is. I guess the RM we see on TV is not the "real" RM. After taking your gas money did he give you fair shots at the fish? It wouldn't bug me to split gas with the front seater as long as they didn't position the boat to shut me out.

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I quit fishing Pro-Ams for this very reason. I had some good experiences and can see people who don't own boats and want to fish tournaments doing them....BUT I learn a lot more from guides like Babler with less expense and always have a good time.

Not saying co-angler or Am side of things is all bad, just saying doesn't suit me. I can fish all day and not catch a fish with my lovely wife for way less money than paying to ride around with RM!

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