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Post By: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 3/20/2007 9:09:57 PM     Points: 13    
I have been throwing the idea around of starting a fishing club that has no affiliation to B.A.S.S. or FLW.

My idea is as follows. Have a tour around the state about 5 tournaments this year and about 7 next. Based on a point system. But each event will be a different fish species and lake.

But most of the proceeds from the events will go to charities around Colorado. This will be completely non profit.

Just wanted to get some opinions on if people would be interested in this.

 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 3/21/2007 2:02:54 AM     Points: 86
I'd be interested. Depending on the fee's as well as location.
 Reply by: twharms      Posted: 3/21/2007 6:07:21 AM     Points: 166
I think that would be a fantastic idea. I would be very interested in signing up.
 Reply by: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 3/21/2007 10:05:28 PM     Points: 13
If you guys are serious about doing this send me a email at and I will give you my ideas.
 Reply by: Jrfish      Posted: 3/22/2007 11:14:48 PM     Points: 176
It would be a great idea" but you have to remember it would be nice if privately owned and ran, Now in this' is the problem" because the state would have its hand out and will give you some grief about it and want its cut, Talk to anyone who runs these tournaments" there is a lot of grief that is associated with going to a facility or lake that is not just your own" BUT a private club or contests that could be worked out charity benefit causes ( loop hole ) would be awesome without bureucratical B.S Involved
 Reply by: Forgiven Fisherman      Posted: 3/23/2007 4:32:44 PM     Points: 103
I run a tournament trail you might like to check out.
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That is one of the major reasons I decided to do it this way. I know all about the work getting in the way. I work 12 hour shifts for 21 straight days a month. Doesn't leave a lot of time to run off to compete in tournaments.
 Reply by: Forgiven Fisherman      Posted: 3/25/2007 4:35:31 AM     Points: 103
I do understand; time, $$$, location, bills, beer money etc....

If I can help you in any way do not be afraid to ask.
I think what you are doing is a pretty good idea and I can offer some ideas, advice and maybe some equipment.
 Reply by: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 3/25/2007 6:22:49 PM     Points: 13
I appreciate that.

Well the first tournament dates are set. I am taking registrations now. And you can register at any time during the tournament as well.

March 28th to April 22nd.

If you are interested in taking part feel free to send me a email at and I will send you a entry form with official rules.
 Reply by: coloradofish Nut      Posted: 3/28/2007 1:49:28 PM     Points: 3
A club sounds like a great idea. I am mostly interested in an edicational club that fishes for many different species.
 Reply by: TheBaum      Posted: 4/7/2007 10:22:00 PM     Points: 2465
Anyone sign up? I'm looking into it for next month when I have a block of time off.
 Reply by: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 4/8/2007 3:06:35 AM     Points: 13
Actually the first month has been pretty disappointing. I have only had 3 people actually sign up.

I am hoping for a better turn out next month.
 Reply by: TheBaum      Posted: 4/8/2007 8:25:46 AM     Points: 2465
It might be helpful to have a web site to direct people to and for comparing stats ect....the photos of the catches could be posted....just a thought. Of course this all costs $$. Also, a link or description of the charity. How do you decide on the charity by the way?
 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/8/2007 8:54:02 AM     Points: 86
I'll be joining next month and I might still be joining theis month
 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/8/2007 8:55:50 AM     Points: 86
it would also be nice if you could know the fish in advance as I don't want to pay the money for a fish I know absolutely nothing about. Any chance you want to tell me what this months fish is ; )
 Reply by: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 4/8/2007 7:14:07 PM     Points: 13
I have given the web site a thought. I am trying to work a deal with yahoo and a couple other cheaper web site companies for a free site.

The reason I did not want to give the fish in advance is that if you catch a trout and you know trout will be coming up in a couple months what is to prevent you from keeping it in the freezer until then?? But at the same time it is pretty much a known that the main fish species will be the focus so you already know eventually trout will come into play.

As far as Charities go. I picked a few that I have donated to in the past for the first couple. I am willing to take suggestions on charities as long as they have Chapters in Colorado.

So far the Charities that are involved are Colorado Chapter of MS, Childrens hospital of Colorado, and Colorado Special Olympics.

If it means I will get more participation I will disclose the fish species in advance.
This month has been Pike.
 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/8/2007 7:38:35 PM     Points: 86
Well I was planning to go for pike later this week anyways so thats a huge coincedence. I have never caught a pike in co before and that is my goal. So I am in expect my check in the next couple days as I will get it in the mail tomorrow.
 Reply by: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 4/8/2007 11:41:43 PM     Points: 13
Sounds great.

Just remember to include the registration form with the payment. And I will send you your Tournament card by email as soon as I get it.
 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/11/2007 7:40:15 PM     Points: 86
I sent the form and check on mon. Any chance you got it today as I am planning on trying to go for pike tomorrow and it would be nice to have my number so I can enter fish (if I catch any).
 Reply by: ghostdoghunter      Posted: 4/12/2007 4:57:52 AM     Points: 13
Check your email... You are set to fish... GOOD LUCK!!!

Hope to see some fish in my email

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