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Don't Bash the Trash is on!!!!!!

Post By: bron      Posted: 6/27/2018 10:35:12 AM     Points: 25921    
Just heard from Nate Zelinski and this years Don't Bash the Trash tournements are locked in at Johnson Res. and Thornton Gravel Ponds West Gravel Lakes. You can start registering on Tightline Outdoors website July first. If you haven't done these tourneys they are a blast and great prizes!
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: 6/27/2018 2:54:20 PM     Points: 17434    
My dad and I are planning on going to the one at Johnson. I've caught a couple nice ones out of there so I'm hoping for the bettet luck this year in the tournament than in years past.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 6/27/2018 4:35:26 PM     Points: 7462    
if I don't fish the one at Johnson, i'll at least try to stop on by...not too far from my house.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/27/2018 6:04:00 PM     Points: 25921    
I hope you do are good luck for me!
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 6/28/2018 12:44:52 PM     Points: 3    
Wow, sounds like it would be fun
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 6/28/2018 1:01:37 PM     Points: 600    
I will try to make the events again this year, work schedule permitting.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 6/28/2018 2:36:13 PM     Points: 26078    
How do they pre-drill the holes in the summer?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/28/2018 4:07:56 PM     Points: 25921    
Carp fishermen walk on water Ajax.
 Reply by: Carpitup      Posted: 7/2/2018 2:14:50 PM     Points: 26    
Looking forward to it....
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/2/2018 6:24:14 PM     Points: 25921    
I know Nate is doing work on his website to get the tourneys up to date and the sign up working. When its working Ill let you know.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/4/2018 3:18:26 PM     Points: 25921    
The Tightlines site is good to go, you can now register for the Johnson tourny at Clement Park.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/4/2018 9:41:02 PM     Points: 25921    
[log in for link]

Here is the link to register.
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 7/5/2018 12:04:09 AM     Points: 3    
How does the video thing work. I've never fished a tournament.
Could you shed some light?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/5/2018 7:27:34 AM     Points: 25921    
Thats new to me this year. Sounds like they are handing out the measuring troughs they always use and having us record our catches this year. In the past they had the Carpgirls stationed around the lake to verify catches. The venues this year cover more area so they probably had to change that. I can ask Nate.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/5/2018 8:16:07 AM     Points: 25921    
Nate says Im correct and he will put a video on his site showing the new measuring technique to clarify.
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 7/5/2018 1:06:40 PM     Points: 3    
Thanks bron
 Reply by: da_teacher      Posted: 7/5/2018 2:23:57 PM     Points: 57    
 Reply by: Carpitup      Posted: 7/5/2018 4:24:26 PM     Points: 26    
Registered and going to be fun....
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/5/2018 6:14:22 PM     Points: 25921    
The price went up a little but the cash prizes are way better too. Only 1st had a cash payout previously. Im good with this format. If you dont have a smart phone anyone there will be happy to help out. this is the finest group of fishermen you could spend a day with.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/14/2018 7:03:40 PM     Points: 25921    
Got our tickets to the dance today.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/18/2018 9:20:46 PM     Points: 25921    
Anyone else signed up?
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 7/18/2018 11:45:51 PM     Points: 3    
I was gonna sign up, but the $80 bucks - plus the $7 fee (total $87) was too steep for me. Maybe I'll fish next years if they still have it.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/19/2018 5:53:42 AM     Points: 25921    
It went up from $50 this year, but in the past unless you took first place the prizes weren't as good as they are now. The payouts for 2nd thru 6th are much improved.
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 7/24/2018 10:40:20 AM     Points: 600    
Thankfully, my work schedule cleared up for Saturday 28th's TLO event, my registration is IN, and I will be there, with a mug of #victorycoffee in the event I actually catch a fish. Look forwards to seeing some familiar faces at the tournament and hopefully some new !

 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/27/2018 6:16:30 PM     Points: 25921    
See you tomorrow! Excited about the new venues.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 7/28/2018 5:01:00 PM     Points: 42568    
We'll how did it go. I heard there was plenty of coffee being drank.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/28/2018 5:15:00 PM     Points: 45028    
I'm pretty sure I came in last again.
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 7/28/2018 5:22:23 PM     Points: 3    
Hey Bron,
So how many inches was the longest Carp?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/28/2018 6:01:12 PM     Points: 25921    
The longest carp today was 28". There were 69 fish caught by about 20 anglers. Big congrats to Carpitup for taking first and a big victory coffee for John for taking third. I had the first and biggest at the net this morning and it spit the hook out. We never got another bite today. Ill try to get some pics up shortly.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/28/2018 6:28:31 PM     Points: 25921    
Some pics.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: 7/28/2018 7:27:18 PM     Points: 17434    
Had a great time today! This was the first time my dad and I actually caught fish in one of these tournaments. Even though we didn't place it was still a blast. Great to see a lot of familiar faces out there!
 Reply by: Carpitup      Posted: 7/28/2018 10:54:28 PM     Points: 26    
Nate and his team put on a great tournament today, thanks for all your hard work. Met a lot of great guys today and had a blast.
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 7/29/2018 8:37:39 PM     Points: 600    
My buddy James landed the biggest of the event with a 28.5", followed by a 28" and i had a lowly 27.5" as my best. Spot James and I fished certainly had some larger carp, alas not the #s to battle both Carpitup and Bob, who had a haul fest of catches and lost fish. I fought well until noon, after which bite died on my spot. Still loads of fun !

Best event to date by far with many anglers putting fish on the board. The new video self reporting of catches worked well, albeit having a parter to help video sure helped. Reminder: bring extra pwr for your phone!

The venue is certainly packed with carp, give it a few more seasons and some 30"+ fish will.certainly be there to be caught.


 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 7/30/2018 8:30:35 AM     Points: 3    
Hey John,
It was nice meeting you out at Johnson Res.
I hope to be able to fish the next one.

Congrats to the winners.

 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/30/2018 6:21:38 PM     Points: 25921    
Wish you would have came another 30yds. East Slay Them...would have liked to meet you as well. We were right by John.
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 7/30/2018 10:22:54 PM     Points: 600    
Bron, you were hiding in those bushes, under the trees, like a pair of ninja's in full camo !
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 8/1/2018 11:11:54 AM     Points: 3    
Hey Bron, likewise. John says you were in camos under some trees like a ninja? Talk about serious Carp fisherman. Might be the new thing in the future, fishing in Camos with ninja like Carp skills.

 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 8/1/2018 12:13:29 PM     Points: 42568    
I've gone fishing with them and tried there camo rituals, as soon as I left with my camo pants and a skunk they started catching fish.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 8/1/2018 1:27:43 PM     Points: 25921    
You guys are funny! Got our tickets for the next event at the gravel ponds last night.
 Reply by: FloatTubeGuy      Posted: 8/1/2018 9:42:13 PM     Points: 925    
It was a pleasure to meet you out there John.
I was the gent with my wife and daughter and dog who said HI to you.
Hope we get to meet again some time.
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 8/4/2018 2:32:00 PM     Points: 600    
It was great to meet everyone who stopped by to say hello!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 8/4/2018 6:19:58 PM     Points: 25921    
One week away from round 2.

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