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MinnesotaMongo

My 14 yr old son and I want to start fishing some smaller bass tournaments around the local area. I'm in the process of selling my Older Lund and looking for a newer multi-species rig for next year. I'm getting back into the sport after being away from it for 6 years and need some advice. Are there fun tournaments around here, or will I get blown out of the water with everybody's 250 hp bass boat? I have no illusions about winning - but we think it would be a great way to learn more of the local lakes and get to know some area fisherman.

Any suggestions to point us in the right direction? Thanks

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french_lake_kid

Luckycrank...

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luckycrank

yo flk a.k.a frenchie

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luckycrank

there are a few local tournaments in the area wich have low entries one would be d's bustin bass(thursday nights) and the other would be gabby's thursday nighters gabby's has had a great turn out for years and d' bustin bass is a new event. unfortanatly he's had a poor turn out for most of them do to gabby's being on the same night as for d's schedule look under the tournament league forum i may fish the next one of his on roberds lakebut not sure yet

horse power usally isn't a big issue and i encourage you to participate ther alot of fun

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shivermeister

Not sure where you are from or how far you are willing to travel but there is one on lake zumbro just north of rochester on tuesday nights - $20 per boat, very informal apparently. I have never participated but am a regular in the Rochester forum and it is discussed often - here is a link that has description/rules/winners etc.

Zumbro Bass Tourney

Good Luck

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MinnesotaMongo

Thanks for the info. I knew there was a league out here sometime, but I didn't know if I would get rooster-tailed to death by 19 yr olds with their dad's bass boat. I've done a few of those local tournaments when I lived in Sherburne County. A 300 acre lake and it's "On your Mark, Get Set. GO!" and a dozen Fast Strikes jumping on plane with roostertails to make the 6 second run the first point. heheh.

I'm looking foward to it. I'm still looking for the perfect multi-species rig - can't quite seem to pull the trigger.

Thanks again for all the input...

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bass_n_ed

New Ulm Bass Anglers Club would be a option. Small seasonal fee with the option to join the state federation. We fish Mankato, Willmar, Alexandria areas. If interested drop me a line. elehman at newulmtel.net

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luckycrank

if you decide to fish this thursday i'll have to get in touch with you,as of now i'm not going to make it i believe i blew up my outboard last night but i may have info on where the bass are there my nephew fishes every day there and catches 20-25 a day in the 17-20" range

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french_lake_kid

WHAT? How did you wreck your motor? shocked.gif

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luckycrank

just went boom

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katoguy

Sorry to learn of your loss. It hits right in the wallet... or is the yammy still under warranty? Who is gonna do the work? How fast?

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luckycrank

Did a little more investigating this a.m seems it has good even compression so thats good, but there still a heck of a clatter and I happened to notice the the prop intermittently spin every time you heard a loud clunk so I'm guessing there's something in the lower unit bad, and when I pulled the drain plug I got a lot of metal shavings.

None the less not a good situation. confused.gif

The boat goes in on Thursday a.m likley won't have it back for the weekend or U.B for that matter. On the worse note it's all I can think about and my I can't rest till I know what the out come will be.

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Matt C

Taking it to LaCannes? If so, and it is lower unit, and a yammi..be prepared for at least a week. When mine went in, they said they had to ship it out to somewhere to fix the LU, and they do this only on Mondays. For being a 5star dealer, or whatever Yammi calls them....what a joke.

I'll be out fishing a few nights this week, and Sunday and Monday if you want to go, let me know. I have an open seat for you.

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luckycrank

WAS IT DO TO A WARRANTY ISSUE? I APPRECIATE THE GESTURE BUT AM NOT SURE OF MY PLANS YET I THINK I'LL CALL LACCANES AND GET SOME MORE INFO.

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luckycrank

BUNT, SEAMS YOU ARE CORRECT, I CALLED THEM AND ASK ABOUT THE PROCEDUREFOR THIS AND IT'LL LIKLEY BE THE 20TH BEFORE THEY EVAN HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO REPLACE PARTS INSIDE AFTER A LITTLE INVESTIGATION IT SEEMS ALOT OF REPAIR SHOPS ARE THE SAME

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Matt C

Mine was due to the lower unit - skag, prop, and whatever that thing is called that when you have a SS prop, it bends and breaks.

In my experience with them after the sale and spending close to 28k this spring....I will not be buying/upgrading from them, and I will take my business else ware for service.

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french_lake_kid

Luckycrank, what are you going to do for the next 2 or 3 weeks? crazy.gif Theres always an empty spot in the 16'er for ya. Just name the day. Hey at least you'll save a lil $ on gas now, probly be going to the boat anyhow though. The straight river smallies are probly waitn for ya too. I'll be at my g-pas all wknd so if your bored... tongue.gif

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