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#1148594 - 01/26/09 12:15 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Rattletrap]
rsimms
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This is strictly for your information. Folks on the Chattanooga Fishing Forum website frequently arrange various informal "tournaments."

Rather than trying to reach a consensus online, it typically works best when one or two members simply say, "OK, we're doing a tournament (bass, crappie, shellcrackers, catfish or whatever) on this date at this location. Come if you wish." CFF calendar includes a way to "sign up" for an event.

Extra effort is made to make them low key, informal and fun.

Low entry fee (normally $25) with a 100% payout to top places, except when tournament is designated as a "benefit" for a particular charity. Payout goes way down so extra money goes to charity. Someone organized a "Toy For Tots" crappie tourney before Christmas and entry fee had to include a new toy.

One of the best is the annual Crackerfest (bluegill/shellcracker tourney) geared mainly toward kids. Picture below.

CFF has about 3,600 Registered member and the assorted "lurkers." Typically a tourney will draw ten to 25 boats. Of course they're dealing primarily with a smaller geographic area than TNDeer.

Of course some of the CFF'ers have organized an actual CFF Bass Trail this year... sort of taking it to the next level, but I'm sure some of the less formal events will continue as well.

But bottomline, it's usually going to be much simpler for someone to take the bull by the horns and say, "Here's the time, here's the place, here's the rules... hope you can come."

And if only two people show up, so be it.... the two of you will have fun.

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#1148698 - 01/26/09 12:52 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: rsimms]
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I will cast a vote for Watts Bar, wherever it is lets do it before Turkey season! Dr Dickel, you wanna go win this money with me???lol
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#1148878 - 01/26/09 02:17 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: blackout]
thor3030
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Me & 7mm mag would probably join in on Old Hickory or Priest. We went to the one a couple of years ago that was setup for the charity event, but it turned nasty cold and a drizzle rain and only about 3 to 4 boats showed.
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#1148890 - 01/26/09 02:25 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Winchester]
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I can set one up for Watts Bar as long as it doesn't have to be limited to Tndeer.com members. I have found that restricting it to Tndeer only usually means you end up with one or two boats.

I can probably get 20-25 boats entered if I have enough time to promote it locally. (As long as no other large tournament is going on in the area I can probably get more.)

Winchester, when would be a good time for you? According to the CFF Tournament Calendar March 14-28th both look to be a little less packed than the other March Saturdays for Tourneys. Just about every Sunday is open in March except the 22nd which is a big one I plan to fish.




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#1148900 - 01/26/09 02:30 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: thor3030]
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I'm game for after May 8. By then I might be able to afford to take the cover off the boat and fish some tourney's this spring/summer. If everything goes well with the ol' ladies school and job situation you can count me in. Keep us posted
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#1148907 - 01/26/09 02:34 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Baxter83]
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Tophat, If you will set one up for October I will drag my boat over to Barkley or Kentucky lake to fish it. Then I can hunt the lease as well when I am through. (You know first hand how far it is to drag a boat from here. \:D )
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#1148908 - 01/26/09 02:35 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Kirk]
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#1148983 - 01/26/09 03:33 PM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Radar]
tophat
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Lol kirk for sure i know that trip it is a long one.But i sure can help set one up here in oct.
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#1150076 - 01/27/09 08:44 AM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Kirk]
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
I can set one up for Watts Bar as long as it doesn't have to be limited to Tndeer.com members. I have found that restricting it to Tndeer only usually means you end up with one or two boats.

I can probably get 20-25 boats entered if I have enough time to promote it locally. (As long as no other large tournament is going on in the area I can probably get more.)

Winchester, when would be a good time for you? According to the CFF Tournament Calendar March 14-28th both look to be a little less packed than the other March Saturdays for Tourneys. Just about every Sunday is open in March except the 22nd which is a big one I plan to fish.




14-28 on Watts bar would be ok Kirk, or even some time in April. Sundays would be good as well.

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#1150160 - 01/27/09 09:33 AM Re: Whats the possibilty of Tn Deer tourney [Re: Winchester]
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I start fishing my tournaments on April 10th so I will be tied up with them through August. I will post a separate post about this to avoid any further hijack.

I have asked permission to post an announcement thread and once I gain permission I will post it.

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