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1 Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:26 pm

jeffcpr

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We had a great turn out and had a productive discussion, big news everyone feels things are going good, and there is some room for growth.  Here are some things we talked about.

1. The points list will change for the next event in an effort to keep things fair for all.
2. Hands in the photo holding the fish are ok as long as the nose is on the bump board and the tail can be seen.
3. Tape measure is ok as a back up if you don't have a bump board, but bump board is the approved method.
4. Lip Grippers can be used for fishermen safety.
5. There will be some exemptions on the waters a member can fish as long as you are in a tube.
6. There will be a removal clause for anyone caught cheating.

Here are the minutes from the Chat Room: lets continue the discussion.

Sorry this is long:



@ jeffcpr :
Let first talk about Large Mouth Bass and the numbers being caught right now
[18:52:52 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Welcome singletrack
[18:53:07 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Hello everyone
[18:53:28 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
GT welcome sir
[18:53:40 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Nice catfish posted
[18:54:02 11/09/2016]
GT :
Hello all
[18:54:25 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
So I am sure we will get some more in here soon
[18:55:32 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
There are a few topics I will would like to talk over but Let first talk about Large Mouth Bass and the numbers being caught right now
[18:56:09 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I want to keep it fair for all and the LMB's being caught are making that hard rigth now
[18:56:31 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Its a numbers problem?
[18:56:39 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
The guys catching LMB's are doing nothing wrong
[18:57:02 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Catching to many is that the issue?
[18:57:13 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I agree I would like some ideas for the event in January
[18:57:36 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Yes Singletrack 24 in one day from a members
[18:57:55 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
It might be very hard to catch LMB in January.
[18:58:07 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I am thinking limiting catches to 5 of a spicies a week during the event
[18:58:16 11/09/2016]
GT :
U limit bluegill snd I believe crappie
[18:58:35 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Yes I did I though they would be the issue
[18:58:44 11/09/2016]
GT :
U could put a limit on lmb
[18:59:08 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I am thinking that is needed, but maybe a linmit on all fish on the list
[18:59:54 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
I would not limit spotties. I rarely catch more then 5 or 6 and it is a bulk of what i can catch for points
[19:00:04 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
There are 9 on the list for salt and for fresh that would mean you could only post 5 of each fish per week
[19:00:09 11/09/2016]
GT :
Well it would change your location and or gear
[19:01:05 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
If we limited all fish it would push members to target different fish
[19:01:15 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Welcome Carla
[19:01:27 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Yes thats true but catching. Halibut and some the other speices are pretty rare.
[19:02:08 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
I do think January people will not post as many LMBs.
[19:02:20 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I would like to get everyone's thoughts on this and if anyone has any other ideas please list it
[19:02:52 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Hey everyone....Just trying to read and catch up
[19:03:02 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I agree Cold water bassin is going to make a difference, but then we will be dealing with trout
[19:03:19 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
I think dropping the points for high catch speices makes senses.
[19:03:30 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No worries Carla "I am thinking limiting catches to 5 of a spicies a week during the event"
[19:03:32 11/09/2016]
GT :
Well it would show the skills needed to catch the different species
[19:03:55 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
That is the idea GT
[19:04:28 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Yes i like that point. Could make it intresting.
[19:04:47 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I hope that others will see it that way
[19:05:29 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Again no one is cheating but it seems unfair that a 24 hour session could end up in a 300 point day in just Bass
[19:05:41 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
nice bunch of people already here
[19:05:41 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Welcome back Troutslayer
[19:05:43 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Many anglers only fish for certain species. I think that if there is going to be limits imposed, past that of the panfish, it should be to all species to make if fare. Anytime that you can find a school of fish, you have the ability to pull a large fish count.
[19:06:22 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Good point Carla
[19:06:46 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
If we remove limits and just drop points it might be more fair.
[19:07:17 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
That way it would average out.
[19:07:29 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I would like to no more about what you are suggesting singletrack
[19:08:04 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Another idea is bumping up the size limit of the Freshwater bass to 16"
[19:08:11 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Welcome Jerdon
[19:08:33 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Wecome Mr Comstrictor
[19:08:37 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Sorry I am late
[19:08:51 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Sorry Constrictor No worries Jerdon
[19:09:19 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
If people are catching 10 pan fish to one spottie then maybe spotties are worth 10 points and pan fish 1. This way people can catch there target speices and not feel forced to catch another speices if the dont want to.
[19:09:30 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
hey guys and gals
[19:10:08 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Maybe up the points for the panfish, reduce the 10 count
[19:10:20 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
This an example. But we could deep dive on it. Also maybe you offer awards for people who catch the most speices.
[19:10:23 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I think the weekly limit is a good idea for sure
[19:10:24 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
remove the 1o count
[19:11:20 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I was going to come up with Challenge points "extra Points for achievements
[19:12:02 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
just means I'll have to a licence and start keeping a rig in the work truck either way Iits a win win ,
[19:12:20 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
But again if we limit it to 5 per week of each fish then again we are challenge people to show there skills at fishing
[19:12:56 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Thats the way to do it Troutslayer LOL
[19:12:59 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I think our top preformers would be hurt by a limit
[19:13:31 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I suggest go the other way and reduce limits on the other species
[19:13:40 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
That is also true I want this to be exciting and right now one good day by a saltwater tuber and it is a new game
[19:13:46 11/09/2016]
GT :
I don't think week limits r good, some of us only get on the water once a week
[19:13:51 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
if you limit the amount of fish per week you have the potential of several ties across the board
[19:14:18 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Right, reduce salt bass size to 10 for this
[19:14:36 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Having given this some thought, I can see issues with the weekly limit.
[19:14:54 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
let the panfish run wide open as well?
[19:15:13 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
That is an idea for salt and what about increasing the freshwater Bass size to 14" or 15"
[19:15:43 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Should the Panfish stay 5 points
[19:15:44 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
maybe set a limit per day and any fish over that limit has reduced points
[19:15:45 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
15 is fair for next round, but to reduce now would seem unfair
[19:16:10 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
make Panfish 10??
[19:16:12 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i say increase panfish points
[19:16:27 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No this is all for January this current event run as is
[19:16:30 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
increase catfish to 20?
[19:16:32 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
How many panfish have been entered so far?
[19:17:12 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Only 9 Panfish so far
[19:17:39 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Panfish 10 and catfish 20 and spotties a 10"
[19:18:11 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I think that will open things up a bit
[19:18:47 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
OK we will continue to discuss this I think it need to be ajusted but not untill next event
[19:18:47 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I like the 20 for cats lol only way I'll be able to keep up
[19:19:24 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I can catch more bass than catfish at Perris
[19:19:35 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ha ha you did well just need to master the bump board picture
[19:19:59 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Last comment was for Troutslayer
[19:20:41 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
So next question what do you guys think of the tourney cards
[19:20:51 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
lol Jeff it was my first time I was scared hahaha
[19:21:11 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
lol!
[19:21:46 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
so we all like this "Panfish 10 and catfish 20 and spotties a 10"
[19:21:50 11/09/2016]
GT :
I have no problem with the card
[19:22:24 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
tourney cards seem good. I self lamiated with the sticky type and so far so good. might punch a hole and attach it with sting to the bump board
[19:23:03 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I put my card in a sandwich bag and taped it to the bump board
[19:23:12 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I think the cards are fine. But, I need to have a hand on the fish to try and keep it on the board.
[19:23:15 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
I think the picture requirments including the card makes a lot of senses. Its hard to take but very fair.
[19:23:45 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I like the tourney card and I still have 5 more lament cards left
[19:23:45 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I think we just need to share our best practice with others it seem to be working well
[19:24:02 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
The iea is to give the sponsors exspoure as you can all see
[19:24:14 11/09/2016]
GT :
Ya keeping the fish on the board is a issue
[19:24:19 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i was thinking of taping the card on my board but figured a big fish
[19:24:27 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
would cover it
[19:25:12 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
GT had a great idea to hold the card above the fish
[19:25:15 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i kept losing fish off the board. Thats why i held them down
[19:25:30 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I hot glued a small piece of styrofoam to the back of my card. After loosing two to the bottom of the lake, I then place a strap to put ot over my hand so that it shows well on the photo. I bought a selfie stick to aid in taking the photos.
[19:25:31 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
exposer I thought it was cause it looked cool haha
[19:25:32 11/09/2016]
GT :
Try using a clip, card to the board
[19:25:47 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
also i dont like keeping them out of the water for too long
[19:26:29 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
good idea Bassin Grammy
[19:26:42 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I leave the fish in water, in my net, until l get everything arranged
[19:27:09 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I dont think it is wrong to place your hand over the fish, if it helps I think it should be allowed what do you guys think
[19:27:41 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
i do not have a problem with the hand
[19:28:00 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I agree, as long as the mouth shows on the bump board, and the tail is also visible, it should be allowed.
[19:28:38 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Yes on both parts hand on the fish with nose on the Bump board and tail visable
[19:29:10 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
Hi evveryone sorry im late
[19:29:10 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Jayb1rd79 used a tape measure and I will say it worked for me what do you guys think on this
[19:29:22 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Welcome Jayb1rd79
[19:29:51 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Welcome Jay, most of those fish were to big to question
[19:29:57 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i think the tape measure is fine. harder to work with
[19:30:03 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I feel the bump board is best but can we say this could be alternative meathod
[19:30:56 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Jeffcpr...Just curious...You're judging...Have you had any issues trying to determine if a fish has qualified?
[19:31:17 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
Agreed, the tape was a lst ditch effort because my bum board went overbored.lol
[19:31:20 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
i say it's fine as long as the fishes nose dosnt start at the 3 in mark it's good enough fir me
[19:32:10 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No not yet I have not had an issue as all members are posting legal catches.
[19:32:59 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
If there is a question there 2 other people that I can go to for there imput
[19:33:57 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I will say that the all gray bump board can be hard to read. Maybe with that board they should darken the 12" and 15" marks
[19:34:43 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
my gold one is torture found that out today
[19:34:50 11/09/2016]
GT :
I think the board is still the way to go, no questions
[19:34:57 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I did that on mine , and I do like the yellow board best
[19:35:13 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I noticed that when I was admiring everyone's entries. Whatever method is used, is should be easy for you read.,
[19:35:14 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
I'll mark my bump board for future posts
[19:35:57 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Yes the board should be the approved method but I think we should allow an alternative for that rough day on the water
[19:36:29 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Funy think is I am using my cell phone to judge the catches as I can simple zoom in
[19:36:48 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
The bright green ones seem to get the best pictures and they have a troff so the fish isnt sliding all over the place. The troff(sp) looks like it would be clutch
[19:37:21 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
since the measurements are raised on the grey board i was think of spray painting it black then sanding the high spots to remove the paint so the numbers are visible
[19:37:47 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I think that one works best in my opinion
[19:38:00 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Try that Consrtictor lets see iff it works
[19:38:10 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I have the hawg trough board...Bright yellow with black markings..They are are a little pricey at ~$20
[19:38:11 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
will do
[19:38:50 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Black Sharpie marker would work too
[19:39:02 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Maybe we can contact Hawg Trough abd see if with some advertising we could get a small discount for our members
[19:39:14 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
probably easier lol
[19:39:32 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
either way try it out
[19:39:36 11/09/2016]
GT :
I to have the hawg
[19:40:19 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
the hawg seems way better than the golden rule mine is way too bright and shiny
[19:40:58 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ya I think that would be an issue
[19:41:10 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
the Hawg Troughs smallest measure is 8 inches
[19:41:15 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
has anyone else lost their board on the tube yet? I had mine in the seat next to me and it slid out without me knowing. are most of you storing it up front in your tube?
[19:41:28 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
so do we bump up the size on BlueGill
[19:41:47 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I have a pontoon...I bungie it on top of my tackle bag
[19:42:02 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I kept mine on the apron/tray right at the lip I kept on it
[19:42:10 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
I lashed mine to the crossbar
[19:42:23 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
GT Not sure about the blue being bigger
[19:42:30 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
I'm storing my board on my left side bladder. No problems yet but was thinking i should tether it
[19:42:32 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
tried that too @troutslayer it gets in my way
[19:42:34 11/09/2016]
GT :
I have a bungie on mine
[19:43:31 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i also have my rod rack on the left side which prevents it from falling
[19:43:43 11/09/2016]
GT :
My gills from Perris average 10 inches
[19:43:51 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I think we need to suggest tethering it to your tube
[19:43:59 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
thats what ill do. bungie to my rod rack
[19:44:09 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ya there are some big gill out there
[19:44:16 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
(Y
[19:44:19 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I was thinking of popping a river or two in the tray so it would swing out of the way but still be semi permanent
[19:44:26 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
I think that is wise...No one wants to drop $20 in the water
[19:44:51 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i dropped a phone in the water lol
[19:45:04 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ya that suck bro
[19:45:18 11/09/2016]
GT :
The hawg is suppose to float
[19:45:24 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
That stinks...So far my phone has stayed in the selfie stick
[19:46:14 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
me 2 Mr constrictor my fins caught it long enough to net it thank God it's water proof just don't float
[19:47:02 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No saltwater fish have teeth and sometimes it is best to use a lip gripper fro personal safety can we agree this is ok for measurements what do you all think
[19:47:27 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
the lip gripper looks fine to me
[19:47:55 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
ya you don't want to lip a hali
[19:47:59 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
No issues here...Safety first!!
[19:48:00 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
im a fan of the lip gripper also
[19:48:03 11/09/2016]
GT :
Well kitties and scullpin can get ya
[19:48:18 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I think as long as you can see the lip of the fish is against the board it should count
[19:48:30 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
agreed
[19:48:38 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
So the lip grip is ok if needed for personnal safety
[19:48:56 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
lol. put my hand in a kitties mouth once. you all know the story from there....lol
[19:48:58 11/09/2016]
GT :
Its also a good advertise
[19:49:10 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
yes for the lip gripper
[19:49:10 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
SP Dan go bite but a 21" Hali last week an it caused some damage not cool
[19:50:13 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i was bit by a 12" hali and blood was squirting out of my thumb
[19:50:24 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
This a friendly competition...No need to risk injury..grip is okay by me
[19:50:55 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
It will all come down to the picture and the judges myself and the other 2
[19:50:55 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I liped a baby maybe 9 in Hali HA never do that again little teeth are sharp too
[19:51:11 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Yes the are
[19:51:49 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Bass have shape teeth too..especially spotted bass
[19:52:32 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
So should we add to the list of fish I would like to keep it even of course
[19:53:05 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is there anyway to verify a fish has been caught by the actual angler who caught it? it would very easy for your friend to catch a nice fish and someone submit. Ive thought about this.....
[19:54:02 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ya I don't know how we would do this cheating is going to happen we just have to be honest people
[19:54:32 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Someone said gates and locks are for honest people cheaters will figure thre way around
[19:54:41 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
the only way around that is video documentation
[19:54:43 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Does anyone have an idea on this
[19:55:06 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
that is away but that is time consuming all sides
[19:55:07 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I would hope we are all grown adults and know that cheating isn't cool against anyone especially friends
[19:55:18 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Maybe change the name of BlueGill to panfish
[19:55:20 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
thats what i figured. My friend and I have joked about it but its obviously something I wouldnt do.
[19:56:15 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I think for the most part we are all honest members, but this in time will I hope get bigger and when cheating is caught that person is out for good
[19:56:21 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Welcome Dan
[19:56:54 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
agreed
[19:57:18 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I will set a removal clause for cheating in the offical rules
[19:57:33 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
is it fair that i get to fish Barrett and have it dialed in because I go 1-2 times a week? Almost feels like cheating. This isnt the only lake with northerns right?
[19:57:41 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
thanx
[19:57:54 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
In events like this you just have to trust peples integrity or this could turn into mess. No ones going to get rich off of this tournament. It's just supposed to fun.
[19:57:57 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
LOL i feel the same about canyon lake hahaha
[19:58:30 11/09/2016]
GT :
Thanks Grammy
[19:59:14 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
i would hope nobody is cheating
[19:59:46 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
lol I gotta pay 30 to 60 bucks every time I go fishing lol
[20:00:11 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
thats harsh troutslayer
[20:00:13 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
There is no money just prizes ie.. float tubes, rod racks and so on. there will be a $20 entry fee fro the full 120 day event as we will be adding trouphies and shipping the prizes. But with no money prize I hope we can all fish fairly
[20:00:21 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
go to SARL no licence this year
[20:00:38 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ya 30 to 60 each time thats rough
[20:00:46 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
theres no point to cheat. if it were a real tourney situation and there was a cash prize in the end. unfortunately that could bring out the worse in people
[20:00:53 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
have you tried the salt its free in most spots
[20:01:00 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
I fished 12 hours today and was able to earn 70 points. We just need to adjust our point system for those lakes that produce 375 points in one session.
[20:01:27 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
san vicente is opening on the 22nd. I'll be there with my float tube
[20:01:43 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
I thought salt was only free on a pier
[20:01:53 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
@constrictor i will be there on the24th
[20:02:08 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
So when it comes to points I think I am going to ask if 3 to 4 members would be willing to look it over and come up with a points system they feel world work and be fair
[20:02:38 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No Troutslayer it is free to park and launch but you do need a License I forgot about that
[20:02:50 11/09/2016]
GT :
U can't penalize someone who lives close to a body of water. I don't live close to anything
[20:03:24 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
We should tube Laguna Lake GT LOL
[20:03:38 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Can you tube Laguna??
[20:03:56 11/09/2016]
GT :
I think they would call the cops
[20:04:07 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
yeha it seems late to cash out of a licence being so late in the year but 2017 is different story
[20:04:10 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
I read that one person landed over 50 fish in one session .... WOW!!!
[20:04:13 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
nice jaybird, I'll be there also but on a bassboat
[20:04:15 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
laguna lake in fullerton? or laguna niguel lake?
[20:04:44 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No at least not in the day time8)
[20:04:45 11/09/2016]
GT :
Fullerton
[20:04:52 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
In fullerton
[20:04:56 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
seen the guys cleaning weeds a junk in inflateable boat years ago a Jon boat too but don't think they would let us
[20:05:25 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
if you guys go let me know. Im down for ninja tubing
[20:05:25 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No there is no way
[20:05:33 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
lol
[20:05:36 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Some people have more time on the water than others....I'm not certain that you can regulate that fairly.
[20:05:41 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
man you fart at night and the people that live on the boarder call the cops
[20:05:56 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Ha Ha
[20:06:00 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
I must have missed the all of the earlier issues because I was tardy gettin g here.
[20:06:08 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
thats so true troutslayer
[20:06:36 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
Jeff, can you summerize what we have so far?
[20:06:41 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
No worries bro we are talking about changing the points of the fish trying to find a fair way to count it all up
[20:07:11 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Hands are allowed to hold a fish an Dan you will like this Lip Grippers are cool as well for your safety
[20:07:26 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Also, I'm not certain that you can regulate if one body of water is more productive than another. In the end, it is a tournament, and there is going to be variablity
[20:07:41 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
The Tourney card is good for all seem to work well.
[20:07:59 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
does anyone have an issue with fishing a private lake??
[20:08:22 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
We will be sharing our best practicies for the next event fro those jumping in that have not competed yet
[20:08:34 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
the old rangers at Laguna were super cool tho he would close that lake last so the Fisher men could get that extra hour in
[20:09:12 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I am cool with Private lakes I wish I could fish them but ya it is cool
[20:09:37 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
I don't think it is possible now right to limit the water you can fish
[20:10:08 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
I think we shouls continue the way we are going and at the end of the tournament ... we can add up an indivuals hours spent fishing, and the number of fish caught so that we can at that time balance out the playing field. In all fairness.
[20:11:00 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
We will not change anything at this point but that is a great idea I do have statistics right now I will keep working theem
[20:11:01 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
yea theres no way to regulate where exactly your fishing.
[20:12:34 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Well this turned out pretty good guys
[20:12:52 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
We had 9 on at once that is a good turn out
[20:13:46 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Please continue to comment I am still here I will copy and post all this to the forum for others to read.
[20:13:53 11/09/2016]
Jerdon :
well, I think we have opinions on these issues
[20:14:10 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
I'm glade I was able to be apart of this dicission
[20:14:23 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
We have a good thing going here an as a group we can make it even better
[20:14:36 11/09/2016]
GT :
Ya I think it went well
[20:15:06 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Thumbs Up Thumps up to all fro being involved and thanks very much
[20:15:16 11/09/2016]
Carla "Bassin' Grammy" :
Good Night all
[20:15:19 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
hell I set my alarm for it so I wouldn't forget
[20:15:22 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
absolutely ive enjoyed sharing my catches and chatting with everyone on the forum!
[20:15:46 11/09/2016]
Mr. Constrictor :
nice chatting with everyone
[20:15:49 11/09/2016]
Troutslayer01 :
see you all soon be safe
[20:16:12 11/09/2016]
GT :
Tight lines to all
[20:16:16 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Again I will share this on the forum and continue the conversation
[20:16:16 11/09/2016]
Jayb1rd79 :
tight lines everyone!
[20:16:24 11/09/2016]
@ jeffcpr :
Tight lines everyone
[20:17:27 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
I also think that the Official Tourmament Site should only be for only entering your qualifying fish and not for open discussions.
[20:18:02 11/09/2016]
SP Dan :
good night all
[20:18:40 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Yes i agree with Dan.
[20:19:47 11/09/2016]
singletrack :
Trying to catch up need to eat dinner. Could you post a summary of next steps. Happy to help in any way


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2 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:28 pm

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This was brought up and I missed it what do you guys think I agree just wondering what everyone thinks.

SP Dan :
I also think that the Official Tourmament Site should only be for only entering your qualifying fish and not for open discussions.


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3 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:55 pm

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I like the idea of limiting the total number of fish allowed for one day and then anything after is reduced. I still need a bump board but agree holding a fish is nice but I am afraid ill cover up some distinguishing part in the picture which shows its a different fish.

As far as cheating. You could have the people in the tourney write there name on the card. Maybe the date too. That might discourage unethical catches from being submitted.

I dont want to complain because im in aww of a 43 bass day, but it is hard to compete with that. Especially if you live in a place thats highly fished. So I would say look at the point system.

Also changing the size on Spotties sounds good in my book. I used to hit the bay alot and 12 is a toad spotty. 10 or so might be more fair for the salt guys.

Looks like you guys had a great chat. Sorry I missed it.

Good luck everybody!

4 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:59 pm

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I agree drop the size of the spottie but we will also look at raising the size of the LMB. There is talk about restructuring the point system as well. We will look into doing this at the end of this test run, there will be another lave chat soon.


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5 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:01 pm

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Sounds great.

Also maybe establish weekly updates. I like the bar graphs and I know you work and stuff so thanks

6 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:03 pm

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Ya I will do my best to do a bi-monthly report at the start and move to a weekly report as we get close to the end.


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7 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:20 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:

I dont want to complain because im in aww of a 43 bass day, but it is hard to compete with that. Especially if you live in a place thats highly fished. So I would say look at the point system.

Also changing the size on Spotties sounds good in my book. I used to hit the bay alot and 12 is a toad spotty. 10 or so might be more fair for the salt guys.


These are both valid points.

It's tough to determine what is fair in a competition like this. I guess that's what's this trial is for. Yes I'm the one who bagged 43 bass in a single outing but I also know someone in this tournament who caught 2 bass at the same lake. We have a lot of fishing pressure here in San Diego and if you don't have the time on the water it's going to show. Since this tournament is spread out across so many different regions there is a lot of opportunity for people to fish some great waters that city boys like me don't have access to.

I'll agree to raising the size limit on freshwater bass and lowering the size limit on panfish. I think bluegill, green sunfish and red ears and so forth should be in the same category. Maybe keep crappie where it's at. More points for any panfish for sure.

Then there's the saltwater scene. The spotty bite can be insane but I do agree the size limit should be lowered since a 12" spotty isn't as common.

8 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:29 pm

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I dont want to complain because im in aww of a 43 bass day, but it is hard to compete with that. Especially if you live in a place thats highly fished. So I would say look at the point system.

Also changing the size on Spotties sounds good in my book. I used to hit the bay alot and 12 is a toad spotty. 10 or so might be more fair for the salt guys.


These are both valid points.

It's tough to determine what is fair in a competition like this.  I guess that's what's this trial is for.  Yes I'm the one who bagged 43 bass in a single outing but I also know someone in this tournament who caught 2 bass at the same lake.  We have a lot of fishing pressure here in San Diego and if you don't have the time on the water it's going to show.  Since this tournament  is spread out across so many different regions there is a lot of opportunity for people to fish some great waters that city boys like me don't have access to.

 I'll agree to raising the size limit on freshwater bass and lowering the size limit on panfish.  I think bluegill, green sunfish and red ears and so forth should be in the same category.  Maybe keep crappie where it's at.  More points for any panfish for sure.

Then there's the saltwater scene.  The spotty bite can be insane but I do agree the size limit should be lowered since a 12" spotty isn't as common.

I agree with no number caught limits, we all live and dream of 40 fish days. Also, lets remove the 10 Panfish per month limit. We will attract more guys who chase the little fish.


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9 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:32 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:This was brought up and I missed it what do you guys think I agree just wondering what everyone thinks.

SP Dan :
I also think that the Official Tourmament Site should only be for only entering your qualifying fish and not for open discussions.

Yes on this. We can keep the tournament board cleaner this way.


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10 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:48 am

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I agree with not restricting the No. of fish that you can catch in a day. If you have figured out the pattern to have a could catch count, you shouldn't be penalized. Raising the bass size may be an more appropriate action, however, those who fish LMB know, although some have made it look easy :-), it is not always. I've had days on the water where I caught a lot of fish, but they were all 11". I think as fisherman, you need to admire someone's good day, and keep trying yourself. There's going to be a winner, and sometime it might be you, and sometime not. I think everyone can have a high fish count on any given day and if so...Good For You. The tournament is going to be for 6 months or so, there's lots of time for everyone to catch fish. If saltwater is more difficult, as I don't know, Perhaps we have a saltwater division and and freshwater division. Just my thoughts.

11 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:06 am

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Carla \"Bassin' Grammy" wrote:I agree with not restricting the No. of fish that you can catch in a day.  If you have figured out the pattern to have a could catch count, you shouldn't be penalized.  Raising the bass size may be an more appropriate action, however, those who fish LMB know, although some have made it look easy :-), it is not always.  I've had days on the water where I caught a lot of fish, but they were all 11".  I think as fisherman, you need to admire someone's good day, and keep trying yourself.  There's going to be a winner, and sometime it might be you, and sometime not.   I think everyone can have a high fish count on any given day and if so...Good For You.  The tournament is going to be for 6 months or so, there's lots of time for everyone to catch fish.  If saltwater is more difficult, as I don't know, Perhaps we have a saltwater division and and freshwater division.  Just my thoughts.

Thanks "Bassin Grammy" I think when it comes to this topic there is more to think about then just the first 15 days of the tournament. There are many different ways we could do this, but what is fair and also easy to understand. I am going to appoint a task force (LOL) 3 to 5 members that would like to take this on. I have to realize when it is time to step aside and let others figure it out. Anyone that is interested in doing this please PM me and we will get a team set up to work on the point system. It might really only need a few small adjustments from what it is looking like. salute


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12 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:26 am

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We have our first task force member already fronm the freshwater side. We need at least 2 more and we really need a mix of freshwater and Saltwater. PM me if you are interested.


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13 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:35 am

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Here are some cleaned up notes of the other night

Notes: Float Tube Tournament Series



Held and online meeting 9/11 at 7pm 9 attended and discussed various topics about the current tournament series.


Points system and making changes
Holding fish during picture
Lip grippers being used
Removing cheating members for good
Using picture thread for that only not conversation.
Best Practices
Alternative measurement system




Topic 1. Points system and making changes:  Big discussion we will be making some adjustments to the points of fish and size of some fish.  Spotted Bay Bass and possibly Sandies and Calicos moving down to 10” minimum.  The points awarded to Largemouth Bass brought down possibly and the points for Catfish and Panfish brought up.  I think we should bring up the Halibut points as well to 20.  Also lift the fish limits on bluegill crappie and Perch and Mackerel.  Suggestion was made don’t call them bluegills call the Panfish.  Also might move the bluegill up to 10” instead of 6” or 8” which it is already.  I want a task force to look over all this and come up with maybe 2 different ideas that they think will be fair for both Fresh and Salt. PM me if you would like to get involved.


Topic 2. Holding fish during pictures: This was agreed on that it is ok to hold the fish during the picture as long as you can see the fish lip is touching the bump board and the tail can be seen for the overall length of the fish.


Topic 3. Lip grippers being used:  This was agreed on as long as the fish lip is touching the bump board and lip gripper is not adding to the overall length of the fish.


Topic 4. Removing cheating members for good: This will be added in the official rules, cheating will happen but we will play on the honor system.

Topic 5. Using picture thread for that only not conversation:  I will look to look down the tournament thread for pictures only.  At the very least I will be sure to list in each thread Pictures only no comments here please.


Topic 6. Best practices:  I asked that those that have found a way to measure their catch attach their bump boards, and stow their tournament cards to share their ideas.  We should look to create a list of good ideas for others to be able to use.  


Topic 7. Alternative measurement system:  It is agreed that a tape measure that can be seen clearly in the picture is an alternative to measuring without a bump board.  But it is agreed that the bump board be the official measurement system for the tournament.



All this will not take effect until January 1st 2017 and the current rules will stand until the end of this test run tournament.


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14 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:19 am

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Sounds great I wish I could have been a part of it ????

15 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:34 am

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No worries there will be more


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16 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:06 pm

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I was bummed out that I could not be a part of the live discussion. There is sure a lot to read in this thread above. I will have to take some time and read what was all discussed. My 2 cents for this tournament series is maybe have Salt and Fresh categories. I know it is a ton of hard work to run a tournament such as this. From the get go, I was already thinking this is going to be well stacked for the Fresh water guys. Having said that, above I did read some comments in regards to certain Lakes. I know I was not in the live discussion but I would like to bring that up. Maybe it's something to consider for which Lakes are okay for the tournament and which are not? I'm not sure this is possible since this tournament is open to a world wide base anglers. That is why maybe there can be 2 categories. Fresh and Salt. Overall if the fish meets the minimum size requirements, it counts. Big fish will be the moderators decision. For us tubers in the LA and OC area, we don't have a ton of choices to choose from as far as fresh water is concerned. Nothing against any of the anglers in this tournament but, some lakes maybe should not be allowed? As the above discussion mentions Canyon Lake and Lake Barrett. I grew up fishing Canyon Lake and that lake is amazing. I have had 50 fish days from my float tube there. However, you have to be a resident or friends with a resident to fish there. It is not open to the public. Then there is Lake Barrett. Well, I'm not trying to cause any conflict here and these are just my thoughts. I think it will be tough to regulate. I mean, the photos show the fish on a bump board and not much more. The lakes and farm ponds in the East are amazing and 1 session there can yield in a huge score. For those of us that want in on the tournament but can only fish in the bays, to be in the same category as freshwater is going to be tough on the Salt guys. Anyway, it's all for the sport and fun so what ever the decision, I'll still fish the tournament. As for the cheating topic, I didn't read up on that yet. The only way I can see cheating is using the same fish for multiple photos. I know this is not easy for Jeff and the moderators. Thank you for all your hard work!

17 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:39 pm

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Ya this is tough I understand that some lakes might be unfair but it is hard to regulate and even some lake in LA and OC can go off, well kind of. I also would like to look into salt and fresh categories but I am not sure we have enough in the salt to make that work. I truly think the best ways to do this are to limit catches and or what we are talking about changing the points structure.

We can also work on challenge points, a member can receive extra points for catching 3 different different species. We can come up with some other challenge points again this is just and idea. We will build this task force to come up with some new ideas to vote on. We will all work together to build this up and make it better. Also we will do another live chat soon around this end of this current event.


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18 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:14 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ya this is tough I understand that some lakes might be unfair but it is hard to regulate and even some lake in LA and OC can go off, well kind of.  I also would like to look into salt and fresh categories but I am not sure we have enough in the salt to make that work.  I truly think the best ways to do this are to limit catches and or what we are talking about changing the points structure.  

We can also work on challenge points, a member can receive extra points for catching 3 different different species.  We can come up with some other challenge points again this is just and idea.  We will build this task force to come up with some new ideas to vote on.  We will all work together to build this up and make it better.  Also we will do another live chat soon around this end of this current event.

Ya we all know it's going to be really difficult to regulate. These are all just ideas we are throwing around to see what works. After all this is for fun! If you combine an open tournament, it will still be fun but the range of fish caught is going to be in favor for the Freshwater guys I think. Lakes going off I can agree but if you have every fished Canyon Lake, you would never want to fish another fresh water lake again LOL! Thanks for all the hard work Jeff! Thanks for listening to us and trying to structure a fun tournament! We appreciate it! Very Happy

19 Re: Live Chat Room Discussion Minutes on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:17 am

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No thank you guys none of this would be possible with out you guys the members. And the conversation is inportant so let's keep it going thanks very much.


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