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No idea. Minimum requirement is 150 and max is 250. Doubt anybody on the pro tour level uses less than 200. Costas/BFL's you will find smaller outboards though. 

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In Costa/BFL does anyone ever run 150?  Where can you find info/tournament results showing what they ran/used for these events?

 

I think I’ve found that info besides boat info...

 


Entry fees have increased slightly from $220 to $230 per qualifier for boaters and from $110 to $115 per qualifier for co-anglers. Super Tournament entry fees increased from $330 to $345 for boaters and from $165 to $175 for co-anglers.

 

is that per a tournament or season per right? Also how many are there

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The entry fee is per tournament.

There are 5 tournaments total. 4 one day,  and the Super is a 2 day.

 

 

 

 

Mike

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13 hours ago, iabass8 said:

No idea. Minimum requirement is 150 and max is 250. Doubt anybody on the pro tour level uses less than 200. Costas/BFL's you will find smaller outboards though. 

 

 

Would it be be unheard of to use an  aluminum boat with a 150hp?

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38 minutes ago, GoneFishingLTN said:

 

 

Would it be be unheard of to use an  aluminum boat with a 150hp?

Fish don't care what kind or how big of a boat you're in

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38 minutes ago, GoneFishingLTN said:

 

 

Would it be be unheard of to use an  aluminum boat with a 150hp?

It used to be more common when they allowed people to change boats depending on the event. Now, in the pro tours, you have to stick with the same boat for the whole season. In the opens, people still are allowed to change boats. Look up Ott Defoe tunnel hull!

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54 minutes ago, GoneFishingLTN said:

 

 

Would it be be unheard of to use an  aluminum boat with a 150hp?

Pro tour, yes.  Bfl/costa, no.

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49 minutes ago, everythingthatswims said:

It used to be more common when they allowed people to change boats depending on the event. Now, in the pro tours, you have to stick with the same boat for the whole season. In the opens, people still are allowed to change boats. Look up Ott Defoe tunnel hull!

I have a 2005 tournament track v-18 so it’s not quite like theirs but should be just fine... I was thinking of getting a jack plate how important is it?

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John "Tin Man" Cox runs a Crestliner aluminum boat onthe the FLW Tour. I think it's a 20 footer with a 200 h/p outboard. He has stated that he has no plans to ever fish a glass rig again.

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9 hours ago, GoneFishingLTN said:

I have a 2005 tournament track v-18 so it’s not quite like theirs but should be just fine... I was thinking of getting a jack plate how important is it?

Are you going to fish the tour?

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16 hours ago, volzfan59 said:

John "Tin Man" Cox runs a Crestliner aluminum boat onthe the FLW Tour. I think it's a 20 footer with a 200 h/p outboard. He has stated that he has no plans to ever fish a glass rig again.

You beat me to it. Cox was the first person I thought of when I read this thread. Mark Rose used to use an aluminum as well but now is back in a glass boat.

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11 hours ago, everythingthatswims said:

Are you going to fish the tour?

No I’m not good enough but that would be the dream is to move up and fish flw etc and was wondering when I would need to buy a new boat.  So what I’ve gather is as soon as I want to move up to flw is when anything below I’ll be fine?

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Ignore . I've never heard    of Costa BFL .

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On 11/11/2017 at 11:00 PM, GoneFishingLTN said:

In Costa/BFL does anyone ever run 150?  Where can you find info/tournament results showing what they ran/used for these events?

 

When I was a BFL co-angler I drew a couple of guys that ran 18 ft boats with 150's on them.

I had no issues at all with the boats size.

The "pros" ability now thats a different story....

 

I did hear some "dock talk" from other co anglers that they hoped they didnt get stuck with the smaller boat and they've got a bigger boat at home.

 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 9:52 AM, GoneFishingLTN said:

 

 

Would it be be unheard of to use an  aluminum boat with a 150hp?

There were at least 2 in the Costa on Champlain this year.  194 boats and more than a few were 150-175hp, just 2 tins though.  The 2nd day of the Costa on Champ was one of the worst weather days I have ever fished and those brave souls in the Tins did just fine.

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They say the 150hp tracker v-18 tournament boat is supposed to handle big water better than most Aluminum  apparently. Are these guys usually at a huge disadvantage or not much at all? 

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Your boat is perfectly fine for local and regional stuff to include BFL's...So you shouldn't even worry about it.  IMO a smaller boat when starting out is actually beneficial in the long run since it forces you to manage your time better and fish more thoroughly. A guy in our club won AOY one year out of a 17' jet rig and our schedule includes big water like the Potomac and Upper Bay...We aren't a tiny club either, it was quite an accomplishment.  

 

I wouldn't worry about your boat holding you back until you can articulate exactly HOW and WHY it's holding you back.  I fished tournaments out of a smaller AL rig for several years before upgrading to a full size bass boat...It made me a better overall angler than I would have been otherwise IMO.  

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If I remember correctly, Rick Clunn either fished a Classic, or a regular season tournament, in a Tracker Tournament V-18. I'm not sure of the engine size though. I'm pretty sure he did a video of some sort basically telling anglers that no one needs a 20' boat and large outboard go be competitive.

 

I looked on YouTube and couldn't find it.

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You mean this one?

 

 

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17 hours ago, GoneFishingLTN said:

They say the 150hp tracker v-18 tournament boat is supposed to handle big water better than most Aluminum  apparently. Are these guys usually at a huge disadvantage or not much at all? 

I sold my glass rig in 2004 and bought a tracker v18 b/c it is lighter .Multiple spine surgeries,hip replacement,etc. I am certainly no bass pro but I do fish a lot of club tourny's and such.i tricked mine out and I'm still fishn it.i can't believe Tracker discontinued it,smooth ride  with 41 gal tank..ain't in a hurry..

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Yes Sir, That's the one. Thanks for retrieving it!

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