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Old 04-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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I noticed that this year any length "outboard" boat will be allowed and inboards are limited to 32 feet. Wondering what other folks thought about this. I have mixed feelings, I have fished for the last 5 or6 years and totally enjoy the tournament. I run a Contender 25 so this tournament which historically limited all boats to 32' made it a lot of fun for me. Wondering how many "new" poeple this will bring in with larger outboards? Not sure if I am happy that more folks will be competing or feel disadvantaged to the faster longer ranged 34's and 36's out there. Regardless, weather permitting we will be there this year.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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Mscontender,

I run a 27 World Cat and have fished the tournament the past three years. Hell I won 4K last year. I feel slighted by the change and I'm not happy. While they may gain a few 32-36's they most likely will lose some of the smaller counterparts. I'm still undecided if I'll fish.I hope someone will take their old format and start a new tournament. Tommy you listening? I think they had 50+ boats fish last year and at $750 min a pop that ain't bad. I wish them the best of luck.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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Yea it sucks now we run against 39 Jupiters that hold 450 gallons and run the shit out of them and fish off south pass. I think MBGFC combined the Jupiter outboard shoot out with thier Limited. It wasn't bad fishing against the 31 pocket sportfishers, but know were running against the triple engine offshore rockets.. We'll see..... lets talk to WCI and have a good ole monkey boat tournamnet from that site.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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We'll see guys, it might not be that bad. Nevermind its gonna end up being a big game SKA tournament! I hope to fish it again this year. I fished it with a customer last year and we won some money but I hope to get on with some more serious guys this year.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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My boat is too big by 3' to qualify, but I wouldn't be able to compete because the big CCs can run 150 miles to fish a day trip. I see them trying to get increased competition, but a monkey boat tourney was designed to make small boats all similarly limited in size and range compete. Now, you've got 40' CCs running 80kts fishing against 22' CCs in a tournament where a 28k pound small sportfish isn't allowed because it's too big.



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Old 04-27-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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I was planning to fish it until I saw the $300 per person entry fee. When did they decide to up that from $175. The last time I fished it was 2 or 3 years ago and I was looking forward to fishing this year until I saw that.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:01 PM   #7
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Where did you see the $300/angler? I could not find that, one more hurdle to get over to fish.

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***my bad, just saw it on their site. I have mixed feelings on that as well. I know that it certainly effect some folks fishing and maybe me. That is at least 1K in entry plus another $500 in calcuttas on top of 250 gallons of fuel, ice, ballyhoo etc... So figure around 3K to fish the "monkey boat"!
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:39 PM   #8
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ill just go to the nipple and catch all the ones they past by at 80knts.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:33 PM   #9
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MBGFC website for the 2009 Limited tournament. Maybe it was a typo, but it was there.

Regardless I would like to know because my group wanted to fish it this year.

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Old 04-28-2009, 05:48 PM   #10
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From there website...

Ladies Tournament-- Registration: 5 pm to 8 pm $300.00 per angler with a minimum of 3 anglers for boats over 32 feet, and 2 anglers for boats 32 feet and under

Memorial day---Registration: 5 pm to 8 pm $250.00 per angler with a minimum of 4 anglers for boats over 32 feet, and 3 anglers for boats 32 feet and under. Registration received by Monday, May 18, 2009, $200.00 per angler

Limited Tournament---Registration: 5 pm to 8 pm $300.00 per angler boats 32 feet and under. Minimum of 3 anglers per boat. Registration received by Monday, July 20, 2008, $250.00 per angler
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