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What Pro Tournament...angler Switched To Aluminum Boat?

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There was a tourney a number of years ago where the pro angler switched to an aluminum boat and had to shimmy into a drainage tube? I think he might have ended up winning. It wasn't mark menendez. For some reason that memory came back to me and now I have to see the video.

 

what tournament was it?

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A while back Rick Clunn ran one in the Classic.

 

Here's an interview Glenn did with him.

 

A-Jay

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/Rick-Clunn-tin-boat.html

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I can't remember his name, but I know who you are talking about. I believe it was the flw and on the Red River. Was really great. I remember the interview afterwards. He said he almost didn't fish that tournament because the lack of funds. he had some friends and family cheap in a paid his entry.

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Mark Rose on FLW brings an aluminum rig to many events and spends many practice days in one too.

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Jarrett Edwards was an elite pro until he got cancer a few years ago. He runs the same Lund I have. A 2010 Predator. Not sure if he ran a Lund when he competed. 

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John Cox was the one that used one at the red river and he uses one for every FLW event. He says he uses it because the lack of funds. I actually think he's made 2 top ten cuts this season. I know he did on Hartwell.

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There have been several guys use them for various tournaments.  I know Steve Kennedy used one a few years ago, Mark Menendez and Tommy Biffle have too, I'm sure there have been many more besides those three.  Like Justin said, John Cox is running one all season this year.  

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I know what you're referring to and can't remember either, but since then many guys on both tours have brought tin rigs to the Red and elsewhere, though I believe the Elite Series bans that now.

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The Elite Series now requires you to fish out the same boat for the whole season.  You can fish from an aluminum boat but you would have to use it for every event. 

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John Cox did on the red river and mark menendez did on Dardanelle.

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I believe Ott Defoe did it last year on one of the first events of the season.

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Mark Menendez was the one that was going through the causeway pipe.  It was a BASS event.

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The time John Cox won, it was in a borrowed boat. I actually got paired up one time with the owner and that boat in a tournament. It was like a 16ft with a 75hp. It was cool to hear the story..

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Roland Martin did i YEARS ago in an aluminum jet powered to traverse a large shallow rock bed to get to fish.  

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Id run an aluminium if it had enough motor to fish a pro event. My aluminium, forget it, not enough juice. A 17' id want at least a 60 to even attempt it and a 19' at least a 115.

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Ricky Green drove from Lake Texoma to Arkadelphia, AR at night to get his aluminum boat which had had the lower unit changed out from running a prop to a jet pumper so he could run shallow water in the Red River feeding Texoma.   It was a BASS tournament in which he won. 

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Id run an aluminium if it had enough motor to fish a pro event. My aluminium, forget it, not enough juice. A 17' id want at least a 60 to even attempt it and a 19' at least a 115.

There are a number of 19 foot tin "bass" boats rated for over 115hp. Crestliner, G3, War Eagle, Sea Ark and Xpress are a few. Rumor has it the next generation Ranger RT188 series will have a 150 rating. 

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Mark switched to an aluminum boat on Lake Dardanelle in order to get under/through a bridge a few years ago. He was blindly flipping a tube to bedding fish in that back water area. It was an Elite event, and since then BASS has changed the rules requiring an angler to fish the entire season in the boat he starts the year in. I say boo to that! He outsmarted the best and they went to crying foul like a bunch of babies! Any one of those guys could've pulled that off if they'd have thought outside of the box, it's not like he lived there and had an unfair advantage. But there were some (one in mind) very prominent anglers who had a run at the win, and I'd bet my gear that they/he was sore to lose like that. These guys are the best of the best, let em fish in a kayak if that's what it takes to win!

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