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36 minutes ago, Seth said:

If you win AOY for the season then you definitely say you are the better fisherman.

Guess you could say it if it makes you feel good, but unless you can do it over and over again.......then you just had a good year.    

I shoulda quit fishing in 1996 because 95-96 I was ON FIRE.   A genuine threat to win any event I showed up at.   After that (lucky?) streak ended I soon quit just assuming that I was gonna be taking a check home after every tournament.  

A truly good Trap shooter, Archery shooter, Pool shark, Motocross racer, ect. STAYS GOOD forever.   But a good fisherman is only that good until he takes a nap.   He will hammer 'em one day (or week, or month), and get near skunked the next.  Where's the magic?  😅

 

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Clays, butts, pockets and tracks are predictably constant, fish are always moving and reacting; and  so are unpredictable, meaning at some point luck becomes a factor.

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9 hours ago, aarchdale@coresleep.com said:

I wonder how accurate it all can be, i see them call out the weight all the time with the fish flopping on the scale.   Has anyone used one of those scales. Maybe they are diffrent than mine, i know if my fish isnt calm it reads all over the place

Seems that if everyone has to use the same scales, the flopping issue is the same for everyone. So no advantage.

Mike

 

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I do like this format some- it is cool to see these guys just go fish and try to catch a bunch.  And instant weighing and release IS without a doubt the future of the sport.  I do with MLF would mix in a couple of "5 Biggest" formats into the season.  If you are crowning a true AOY then why not have them fish a couple of different scoring formats?  I think it would make it more interesting.  Kinda like Nascar having short track, restrictor plates, and a couple of road courses.  If a guy can win a tournament like this AND do well in a 5 biggest format then that is worthy of AOY title. 

The whole "bringing fish back to the crowds" deal is a joke.  If you look closely at most of the FLW and even Elite weigh-in crowds:  There just are not that many people there.  Obviously, the classic and maybe the Texas Bass Fest deal are exceptions- but most of these things don't draw huge numbers.  I bet there were not 1,000 people at the last FLW weigh in I went to the last time they were on Beaver.  Now with live-streaming you have an opportunity to catch a much bigger audience DURING the actual event which is a game changer.  

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11 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

Guess you could say it if it makes you feel good, but unless you can do it over and over again.......then you just had a good year.    

I shoulda quit fishing in 1996 because 95-96 I was ON FIRE.   A genuine threat to win any event I showed up at.   After that (lucky?) streak ended I soon quit just assuming that I was gonna be taking a check home after every tournament.  

A truly good Trap shooter, Archery shooter, Pool shark, Motocross racer, ect. STAYS GOOD forever.   But a good fisherman is only that good until he takes a nap.   He will hammer 'em one day (or week, or month), and get near skunked the next.  Where's the magic?  😅

 

Name me one athlete who was a power house throughout their entire career? I can think of some of the biggest names in several sports and even they had rough spots during their careers. That doesn't negate the fact that they are arguably the best at what they did.

Are you going to try and tell me with a straight face that somebody like KVD won 6.5 million bucks fishing for bass off of pure luck? If so, I better not drink any coffee because I'll be spitting it on my computer screen from laughing too hard.

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Somebody mentioned an idea a few days ago that I liked. What if these MLF style events had a big fish kicker that automatically qualified to advance to the next round, etc.? This way, we'd see anglers who aren't on the numbers transition back to chasing big fish. Possibly bring in the best of both worlds a bit more. Just a thought. 

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how about 1/2 of the qualifiers get in via most overall weight, and 1/2 get in by best 5.  That could make for some interesting choices during period changes if your initial plan was not working out.  Do I keep fishing for numbers or alter my strategy to go for five biggest.

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I think some sort of a multiplier for fish over a certain size could work.

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1 hour ago, Seth said:

Name me one athlete who was a power house throughout their entire career? I can think of some of the biggest names in several sports and even they had rough spots during their careers. That doesn't negate the fact that they are arguably the best at what they did.

Are you going to try and tell me with a straight face that somebody like KVD won 6.5 million bucks fishing for bass off of pure luck? If so, I better not drink any coffee because I'll be spitting it on my computer screen from laughing too hard.

I could name quite a few athletes that performed flawlessly way more times than not, throughout their career.

You are spinning my words just like Chief does, and I'm not playing that crap with you.  I never said that all good fishermen were just lucky.   

I can have a good day and beat KVD.  So can you.  And so can Billethead, Mitch, Snagged, and Ketchup.  

None of us could ever have a good day and beat the piss out of Conner McGregor though.  Train for that one, and study science, all you want. 😂

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