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#19298 - 07/09/18 07:30 PM Porko's Midnight Madness July 14, 2018 DONE
Bob Smith Offline


Registered: 07/12/11
Posts: 3856
Loc: Cartersville, GA US of A
First event of July coming up this Saturday. Weather forecast looks pretty decent with only chance for scattered afternoon showers, night time weather looks calm. here are a few details worth repeating. The blast off we had at our last event was perfect! So I am posting those directions again.

Remember you are not limited to two people, you determine how many people you want in your boat. one entry fee equals one limit of fish. you are allowed only one dead fish per limit (Big Bass must be alive). So if you want to load up the wife and kids, that's fine. Grandpa and the grandkids is fine too. Your regular fishing partner or solo, makes no difference to me. All I ask is that you be careful, safe, respectful and courteous.
We will be blasting off in order of sign up, remember not to jump the gun, go when your number is called. Try to position your boat to the side in which you intend to go (left, center or right). If a boat is entering the cove, let them in before you go.
Tournaments start at 7PM on Saturday evening and end at 2AM Sunday morning.
The rules are simple: 5 fish limit, minimum 12", 1 dead fish allowed, Big Bass must be alive. no live bait and no cast or gill nets (all fish caught on hook). no rod length limits and trolling is allowed. You determine if you are a team or fishing individual (you can only weight 5 fish per entry). Common courtesy and sportsmanship are fully expected, and no mind altering substances are allowed (alcohol or drugs) during the tournament (I didn't want to impose this rule but I have heard rumors and wanted to squelch any notion that I condone consumption during the tournaments).
The Entry fee is $50 ($10 to Big Bass, and $40 to a 1-5 payback, we pay 6 places from 25 entries to 49 entries, I cannot have more than 49 entries due to a $1million insurance requirement by the CoE).
I will normally be up by the restrooms at the top of the parking lot, if not, then look for me in the handicap parking by the ramp.
All tournaments are held out of Bartow County Gatewood Park: Exit GA-20 exit on I-75 and turn east, Turn south at the light (right from I-75, left from Canton) next to Wendy's onto Spur 20. Go about 2 miles and turn left on Jim Knight Rd., Turn left when it dead ends at the Bartow Beach Rd. (right in front of the COE maintenance yard). Stay on the Beach road and stay to the left past the park Manager's house and follow the signs to the left to the boat ramp
If the lot is full or the pay-box has no envelopes, just let me know and I will give you directions


Edited by Bob Smith (07/15/18 11:14 AM)
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#19328 - 07/15/18 11:14 AM Re: Porko's Midnight Madness July 14, 2018 TRACKER [Re: Bob Smith]
Bob Smith Offline


Registered: 07/12/11
Posts: 3856
Loc: Cartersville, GA US of A
The weather yesterday evening actually turned out to be pretty decent. the pleasure boater crowd was down a little, this is Allatoona and there will always be some wave makers out there until dark! I am always humbled at these weigh-ins. We found fishing to be a grind last night and apparently 14 other entries struggled as well (some were regulars in money winning). Then you start weighing fish and it becomes apparent very quickly that there were some good fish to be had by other people (22 other entries did very well). In fact, we had two stringers over 13lbs last night, and both of those entries had very nice largemouth bass anchoring the stringer (1st place team had a 5.53 lb, and the second place team had Big Bass with a 5.54lb bass!). My hat is off to you guys who go out there and consistently weigh quality fish on this lake!
Here's the money place results:
6th place went to Terry and FatRat with 5 fish for 9.20lbs and $72
5th place was Daniel and Trent with 5 fish for 9.33lbs and $144
4th place was Josh Abernathy with 5 fish for 9.65lbs and $245
3rd place went to Timmy and Tiff Bagley with 5 fish for 10.65lbs and $288
2nd place went to Bill P. and Chad W. with 5 fish for 13.15lbs for $331 and Big Bass with a 5.54lb toad for $360
1st place went to a couple of my favorite A-FISH-anados, Rick and Danny with 5 fish for 13.88lbs for $360 (they were leading Big Bass until Bill and Chad weighed in with a 5.53lbs fish!). These two fine fellers also got the side pot for $370!!
I tip my hat to the winners and all of the other people that weighed some decent summertime Toona bass last night!
I want to also thank you guys again for a safe and organized blast off!! let's keep it up and we will show the other lake folks just how good we are when it comes to running a safe blast off!
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