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Anybody going? Think I'm gonna give it a shot this year.
 

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If its by you probably not. I always have problems when shooting turnys. Last one we blew up a batt. knocked out a light and lost a prop. Only to stick a 35 lb'er to have it get off at the side of the boat. Winning fish was like 22 lbs. To make it worse we got a little 2oz sucker, so needless to say we didnt even go to weigh in
 

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It's on the Saginaw bay. 24 hour tournament from 8am Saturday to 8am Sunday. Should be a good time.
 

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We got a leak in out boat last weekend at the GLBC and the bilge pump was giving me a heck of a time. Spent a lot of time messing with that.
 

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Ended up with 128 fish in the first 9 hours of daytime shooting. Weather sucked for the night shoot and we only pulled 43 more before we got rained/blew off the bay at 4am. Will find out how we did later in the week.
 

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sounds like you had a pretty good time none the least. I went out fishing for alittle bit yesterday, shot at a few gars but mostly bass fishing. then it started to rain before it got dark so we called it quits
 

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sounds like you had a pretty good time none the least. I went out fishing for alittle bit yesterday, shot at a few gars but mostly bass fishing. then it started to rain before it got dark so we called it quits
The first half was a blast. The carp were rolling up in a cove off the Saginaw bay in about 6" of water. We pulled the boat in as close as we could and started shooting. Got 600lbs in a little under 3 hours. Then the fish moved deep into the reeds and wouldn't move. I shot at one 2 feet in front of me but my string was wrapped and I shit high...pulled my arrow out, and shot him, fish never moved. It made for a little slower shooting but was a blast hunting for them up in the reeds. Night time sucked though. Water was super mucky from the waves, 15-20mph wind and off and on rain. Not to mention we couldn't find any fish.
 

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Here is a few pictures from the tournament.
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Heading in to dump fish and get more barrels.
Water Automotive tire Fluid Motor vehicle Boats and boating--Equipment and supplies
Dumpster after first weigh in. It was full after the night shoot but I forgot to take a picture.
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nice work man. is that a genny stand on the back? if so how do you like it
Yup. It's awesome!!! Cut noise in half and opened up a ton of room inside the boat. It makes a good elevated platform for daytime shooting as well.
 

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Got a couple pictures off Facebook of a guys truck and the dumpster after all the fish were in.
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sweet, so do you have a dog box as well for the genny. I think im going to build a stand but not sure were to start. did you use aluminum tube? and how much did it cost if you dont mind. by the way I love your boat
 

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I don't have a dog box for it. I've thought about making a wall to go across the front to deflect the noise but haven't got around to that.
I made it out of 3/4" emt conduit. I needed 2 10' poles that cost like $3 each. I used scrap angle iron I had laying around for the base to bolt to the bolt. I had my neighbor weld it up in exchange for running a few pine boards through our plainer. $3 worth of rattle can orange paint and I was all done. Whole thing cost under $10. Weighs maybe 15-20lbs.
 

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Took me about 2 hours with a sawzall, a grinder, and a pipe bender to get it all set up to be welded.
 

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I may just have to make one myself. I just want the space. but the prob is i want a back deck too and I hope it wont make the guys on the back deaf. Oh well sucks to be them I guess.lol or i will build a dog box too
 

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Just got the standings in. We ended up 3rd in the B class with our 171 fish. Winners of the A class got 884 fish. Thats 0.7 fish a min for the 21 hours of tournament time....talk about work.
 

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Nice work man. do you know how many teams were out there? I bet those other guys had a blast
 
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