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    $20 and a coke: a different prospective.

    Bassmaster.com ran this today in response to an article about the Pro/Co relationship that they ran last week. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/20-an...nt-perspective



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    i think he is right on the mark.......but a lot of boaters wont like his posting...

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    I'm not following you there Chuck. What part don't you think the boaters won't like?



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    Good article Scott, well put
    Whether in a tx or just out for pleasure, if I'm on someone else's boat I offer money & labor. Money is about never taken but many let me give a hand at something. When on my boat I never ask for $ and it's usually dirty to start with so I'm not gonna stick anyone with cleaning chores Folks I go out with regularly, we usually swap every other outing.

    @Chuck BTW, this week is on my boat

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    I thinks it is well addressed and well said. I enjoy fishing with people in my boat and never have asked for anything.

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    i think at a higher level of competation, the boaters are going to want some money, or fuel, help with cleaning, ect. i have never fished a co tourney, and i never ask for anything, except backing me in the water. i hope i am wrong about the boaters, but getting total control of the boat, may give the boaters a "big head" sorta....i dont think all boaters are as laid back as the author, altho it would be nice if they were. again, im talking about higher levels of competition.

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    @karl....sounds good!!

    flags and handlebars should never touch the ground!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucktx View Post
    i think at a higher level of competation, the boaters are going to want some money, or fuel, help with cleaning, ect. i have never fished a co tourney, and i never ask for anything, except backing me in the water. i hope i am wrong about the boaters, but getting total control of the boat, may give the boaters a "big head" sorta....i dont think all boaters are as laid back as the author, altho it would be nice if they were. again, im talking about higher levels of competition.
    You're not wrong, a lot of them do get a "big head" at that level. It takes a little bit of attitude and ego to think you can fish against some of the Elite guys. But I think it's just the opposite for a lot of the guys fishing at the Open and above levels. It's a business and fuel is just a cost of doing business. A lot of the Open Pros won't take the money because they appreciate the co-anglers being there. I'd expect fuel money more at the lower levels, since there's not much sponsor dollars involved at those levels. The way I look at it is that if I'm having to worry about $40 a day for fuel, I probably shouldn't be fishing at that level.

    What I would like to see (and proposed to B.A.S.S.) is for there to be a set amount for fuel or remove the requirement for sharing expenses entirely. Since the co-angler doesn't have any say in where we go, it's not fair them them to expect them to pay half of a 100 mile run's worth of fuel. If I choose to run that far, that's my choice and I'll bear the cost of that choice. It also makes it hard for the co-angler to budget for the trip, since he doesn't know what his half of the fuel will be for each day.

    BTW, I wrote the article. Thanks for reading it and your comments. My wife would be amazed to hear someone considered me "laid back" when it comes to fishing.



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    I fished a 3 day open in '89 or '90 I think it was. One day I was pair with a fella who was a real pecker head. Wouldn't take and help or cash at the end of the day but the whole day he was pretty much tryin to make sure I was inferior. It was on one of my home lakes and when I'd offer a suggestion on a spot or technique he'd shut me down. The other 2 days were great experiences with nice folks.

    I'm sure things have changed a lot since then in the tx world but people haven't. There will always be a rude dude in the crowd. But, for all I know that one guy may have had some recent bad experiences with backseaters that ended up costing him a tourney or two.

    All I know is that fishermen, in general, at all levels, are some of the best folks around

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