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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:
 

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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
 

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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:.
 

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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?
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.
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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,
 
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