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I just wanted to get some opinions about tournaments with a ten fish limit...our club tournaments are ten fish...and we had a relay for life tournament this weekend that was ten fish....alot of the fish didnt make it...i think its just to many fish to have in a live well...alot of people were not happy about the limit. what do you guys think?

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Our club did away with the ten fish limit years ago. Personally I think it's a waste of resources. During the summer months we actually drop down to a three fish limit during July and August and no one has complained.

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I do not agree with a ten fish limit. I think that 5 is as far as you can go because there is always the chance of the livewell screwing up. A good example is my uncles $40,000 nitro. You would think that for that kind of money, he would have a livewell that can keep a few fish alive for a day. Apparently 3 fish was too much and we were lucky to have noticed in time because we were barely able to revive and release them. It would be a shame for 10 beautiful fish to die like that.

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Having lived through 15, 12, 10, 8, & 5 bass limits I kinda like the 5 bass limits; if I can break 25# with 5 bass I've do my job.

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yes... I agree.... I think.  Do you mean 10 fish per person or 10 fish per boat?  Alot of boats (especially some of the smaller ones in club tournaments) are not setup for keeping that many fish alive.  Many of the larger bass boats should be able to, same thing as angler and coangler tourneys.  If your relying on a cooler with a couple bubblers then definately no.  I would want something around 40 gallons or so with high intake gph and high recirculation gph capabilities.  But to make a long rant short... a smaller scale tournament if fishing as teams should only have a 5 fish limit... its just easier that way... keep it simple and safer for the fish.

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yes i ment ten fish for two people...the sad thing was that there were two tournaments going on ;one with 8 fish limit and the other with 10 fish limit...so instead of making it easier for everyone fishing both tournaments you had to weigh in two times...this is longer that the bass had to stay in the bag with little or no oxygen....they could have easily changed it and no one would have protested..who knows..i guess everyone likes different things...i just think its too hard on the fish..imagine if it were in the summer and the water was 80 degrees +

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I think any tournament, even team tournaments should only be allowed to weigh 5. It makes the competition overall, a whole lot better.

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I think any tournament, even team tournaments should only be allowed to weigh 5. It makes the competition overall, a whole lot better.

i agree! it also lets people that want to fish alone compete, its easier on the fish and alot less hassle at weigh in time..

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I think any tournament, even team tournaments should only be allowed to weigh 5. It makes the competition overall, a whole lot better.

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Gives me a reason to tell my partner I caught my 3 where's yours ;)

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I think any tournament, even team tournaments should only be allowed to weigh 5. It makes the competition overall, a whole lot better.

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Gives me a reason to tell my partner I caught my 3 where's yours ;)

It's not as glorious as it sounds.  :-X

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Most of the open team T's here have gone to an 6 or 8 fish limit. I've fished 3 opens so far this spring, all with 8 as the limit. It does make culling a little interesting, and keep in mind we're not gonna see a limit of 5 pounders from this lake. The average winning sack's fish will average about 2.5 lbs.

Now, bass season is closed here now, excpet for this particular lake which has no closed season due to it having 2 states that share the shoreline.

Once bass season opens, most of the T's have a 6 fish limit and on those lakes a 4-5 pound average is possible.

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The number one reason to own a BassCat, it has some of the deepiest livewells on the market.    Look at older Cats as well, they had some of the biggest and deepiest long ago, and they haven't comprimised that for Compartment space.

    When I saw the livewells on a Cat for the first time, it was the selling point that changed me for life.

     State limits are set for eating purposes only,   they never factor in livewells for tournaments, and be glad they don't.

    If tournaments in other states are conducted like this, then its up to the anglers to voice their concerns to the director about fish care.   If they are club tournaments, then the club needs to vote on a limit that doesn't raise the mortality rates due to overcrowding of livewells.

   

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