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Rookie co angler
« on: March 06, 2016, 09:45:47 AM »
Is anyone looking into giving a rookie a shot? Looking to get into some tournaments and would like to show what I've got.

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 11:40:16 AM »
Is anyone looking into giving a rookie a shot? Looking to get into some tournaments and would like to show what I've got.

@Asori fishing, What is it exactly you're looking to do? Are you looking to join a club as a non-boater? Or are you asking a boater to take you on as a team partner for local open tournaments?

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 11:42:24 AM »
I'd like a boater to take me on as a team partner for open events.

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 11:43:14 AM »
OK. That's what I thought, but wanted to clarify so everyone would know  :yes:

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 11:45:37 AM »
Haha thanks curt. I would really like the opportunity to show what I've got and the opportunity to learn from some well experienced guys

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 11:06:29 AM »
I would like to make a recommendation on this. I feel that there is an etiquette to being a co-angler on someone else's boat. It is not the same as fishing on land. I really feel like there's a lot to be learned from fishing with an experienced angler. I've been fishing since I could walk and thought I knew it all. Granted I've caught some fish in my day, but I had the pleasure of fishing with a pro for a day on his boat. Let me just say that I learned more in one day than I ever did anywhere else. So much so that I know make it a point that if I travel I hire a local pro to take me out. Not ashamed to say it. It has made me a better fisherman every time Ive done it. IN addition to that there are do's and dont's while on someone else's boat. Because there is so much to learn, I feel that adding the stress and sense of urgency of a tournament into the mix may not be the best way to go first time out. Perhaps, someone would be willing to take you out in a non tournament situation as a practice run before just throwing you into the mix.
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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 01:24:01 PM »
That would also be a great opportunity. I'm hungry to learn.

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 02:56:47 PM »
@Brazzy Well said  :nod: :thumbup:

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 06:09:56 PM »
This would be an awesome experience for me as well. Ive never fished off a real boat and with a really experienced fisherman. Im like a sponge and love to learn. I think Asori Fishing has a great idea going on here! maybe a tournament with one experienced fisherman and one rookie? That would be cool.

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 09:11:52 PM »
There are local evening trails like the Wednesday night and Friday night  trail posted here, I would think that is the best way to start off. Not a lot of money or pressure on the line and a boater might be more inclined to accept your offer. As a tournament fisherman, I would be reluctant to have a newbie and someone I didn't know on the back of my boat unless I was desperate for a non boater in a bigger money tourney.  When they post the schedules post your name and your interest to get involved. I'll keep you guys in mind if my partner can't make it some night.


 My new partner came from the Friday night trail. He was fishing alone out of a crawdad every tournament, he wasn't winning anything but was a diehard and had drive to want to win. I invited him out one tournament and we hit it off. He wasn't catching much in the beginning but was very willing to learn and now we have a good team and winning record.
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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 09:15:06 PM »
Thank you very much for the info. Thanks for keeping me in mind. I'll head over there now and check it out.

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 09:23:10 PM »
Just Thought of this, The ABA "American Bass Anglers" has Draw trails for co-anglers. There aren't any trails in RI but MA has 3 divisions and CT has 2.  They have tournaments throughout the whole country and as a member you can fish any of them anywhere. http://www.americanbassanglers.com/ There is a yearly membership of maybe $30.00 but all you have to do is show up at tourney and you will get paired with a boater. You will compete against the whole field not just the non boaters. It is not a team event. Look into it.
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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 09:25:38 PM »
heck yeah! Awesome info! Thank you

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Re: Rookie co angler
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2016, 02:25:08 PM »
Great info, Frank. Thanks for sharing it  :thumbup: