Gateway Classic Cabelas tournament April 5th

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by stlcatman, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    I was just wondering who was planning on fishing this tournament. Have you signed up yet, and who do you plan on fishing with?
     
  2. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Well, I'll be there :wink::roll_eyes: I'll be fishing the famous "Skunkmaster" AKA Ol Grumper. The Cuz Craft will be operating on "Due Factor".

    Hey, that sounds like a cool boat name. :crazy:
     

  3. russ

    russ New Member

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    i will be there with a guy that i fish alot of the tourneys with, looking forward to fishing up there. i think we are boat 17 and i sent that in last month so its looking like this will be a good one. should be up there in a few weeks to start pre fishing. unless you want to tell me where all the honey holes are lol.:wink: see ya there
     
  4. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Well my only shot at it isn't gonna happen, so I'll be watching from the recliner :sad2:
     
  5. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    I will be fishing this one with Bill (River Rat) out of the death barge and we are boat number 2.
     
  6. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    In case you all hadn't heard, Me and Dan have teamed up for this one, so you better bring your A game cause your gonna need it...hehehe
     
  7. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Can etries be paid at the tournament? It will be last minute before I know if my cousin can fish this one. If I remember right entry was $100 per team, does this include big fish? Really hope we get to fish just won't know just yet. It wouldn't matter if we didn't catch a fish it would be fun to come up, meet some BOC members and catch a couple of Cardinal games :cool2:.
     
  8. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Yes and yes.. If you register the night before or the morning of the tourney it will cost an extra 25.00 late fee but you can do it..
     
  9. russ

    russ New Member

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    plus you dont have to fish with anyone, but if you fish alone you can only have three poles in the water at a time
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    If we get to come up there will be two of us. With a 2 man team how many poles can you have in the water? and how many can you have in the boat?
     
  11. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    If your a 2 man team, you can have up to 6 lines in the water at any given time, and you can have as many rigs in the boat as you desire.

    IF your a 3 man team, (utilizing the under 16 or over 65 exemption) you still can only have 6 lines in the water at any given time.

    This assumes your rods are "labled" with your name and address. If they are NOT labeled you can only have 2 rods in the water per man. Thats a state of Missouri Law. I'll have extra blank labels at the pretournament meeting for those that dont have their rods labeled.
     
  12. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    Cuz,the labeling of poles,is that a real law in Mo?or just a rule in tourneys there?
     
  13. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Hey Caleb, nope thats an actual Missouri Law as specified in the Code. The Code allows for three rods per person On state waterways. In a separate section it specifys that if you are fishing the Mississippi River you are restricted to Two Rods per person unless your rods are labeled with your name and address.

    So, in theory, on the Mississippi River, you can use as many fishing poles as you can possibly cast out if they are labeled, as long as you dont exceed 50 Hooks. :wink:

    The 6 rod limit, (3 per man) is a Cabelas Tournament Rule. In order to keep the same rules Cabelas uses, our anglers will have to have a label on their rods in order to exceed that two rod limitation that the state has on the Mississippi River.

    Clear as Mud? :smile2:
     
  14. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    it is a rule from the conservation that applies to all fishing.
     
  15. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    so you're saying that this law applies to ks residents?
     
  16. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    Cuz,im still scratchin my head over that one:confused2::big_smile:
     
  17. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Missouri law allows 3 unlabeled poles on most waters, meaning you can use more than 3 poles if you label them with your name and address. On the Mississippi the law is a little more restrictive, allowing only 2 unlabeled poles. but once again you can use more if you label them with your name and address.

    Cabelas tournament rules limit it to 3 poles per angler, period. But to legally do this on the Mississippi River in Missouri, you must add a label to the third pole.
     
  18. FREESPOOL

    FREESPOOL New Member

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    Can someone explain the point in the label on the fishing pole to me??? I can understand jugs, trotlines, or limblines....But I can't see leaving fishing pole unattended. What's the thought process behind that?
     
  19. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    Because the conservation says you have to and will write you a ticket if you don't.

    Other than that it is probably just to make it simpler for them if someone wants to do something goofy like have 50 poles in rod holders on the bank and basically use them as limb lines or something.
     
  20. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    This is the direct quote from the Missouri Wildlife Code.


    (2) Number of Poles and Hooks.
    (A) Not more than three (3) unlabeled
    poles and not more than thirty-three (33)
    hooks in the aggregate, for any or all methods,
    may be used by any person at one time.
    (B) On the Mississippi River, not more
    than two (2) unlabeled poles and not more
    than fifty (50) hooks in the aggregate may be
    used by any person at one time. While fishing
    concurrently on the Mississippi River and
    other Missouri waters, not more than fifty
    (50) hooks in the aggregate may be used and
    not more than thirty-three (33) of those hooks
    may be used in waters other than the Mississippi
    River.



    Here is the regs regarding Paddlefish since that season is just about open.

    3 CSR 10-6.525 Paddlefish
    PURPOSE: This rule establishes seasons,
    methods and limits for taking paddlefish.
    (1) Daily Limit: Two (2).
    (2) Methods: Pole and line, snagging, grabbing,
    trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line
    or jug line.
    (3) Seasons: March 15 through April 30,
    except on the Mississippi River where the
    season is March 15 through May 15 and September
    15 through December 15.
    (4) Length Limits: All paddlefish less than
    twenty-four inches (24") in body length,
    measured from the eye to the fork of the tail,
    must be returned to the water unharmed
    immediately after being caught, except;
    (A) On Lake of the Ozarks and its tributaries,
    Table Rock Lake and its tributaries and
    Truman Lake and its tributaries, all paddlefish
    less than thirty-four inches (34") in body
    length, measured from the eye to the fork of
    the tail, must be returned to the water
    unharmed immediately after being caught.
    (5) Extracted paddlefish eggs may not be possessed
    while on waters of the state or adjacent
    banks, and may not be transported. Paddlefish
    eggs may not be bought, sold, or offered
    for sale.
    (6) Paddlefish, or parts thereof (including
    eggs), may not be used for bait.
    (7) Paddlefish may not be possessed on the
    water or adjacent banks from Truman Dam
    downstream throughout the no-boating zone
    and the Little Platte River from Smithville
    Dam downstream to U.S. Highway 169.
    (8) On Lake of the Ozarks and its tributaries,
    Osage River below U.S. Highway 54 and
    Truman Lake and its tributaries, no person
    shall continue to snag, snare or grab for any
    species after taking a daily limit of two (2)
    paddlefish.
    AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV,