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These things just won't die! I am pretty sure this is the last one though. That makes 9 for the season!!!

$100 entry fee. We'll start at 6:30 am and run til 1:00 pm.

5 fish bag/per boat.

One change for this one: no prefishing the lake from here on out. (Wed. - Fri.) Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation:p

Right now we've got 7- 8 boats and counting. If interested give me a buzz @ 914-589-2570.

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HAHAHAHHAHAHAH....no prefishing eh?? if that isn't an ANTI-HUGE rule, I will eat my fishing cap! LOL.....

there was some sentiment expressed at the last one, which Huge couldn't make, that he had fished it the day before and hauled a lot of lunkers into the boat that it had in some way interfered with the fishing quality the next day in the tourney....

the only catch to that reasoning is that you can't make the lake off limits to non competitors...

Huge wasn't competing the next day, so it was perfectly within his rights to fish there that day.....

if he does not enter this one, you will still be in the same boat! LOL..

howvever, knowing him, he is probably going to do it.....

but on second thought: he might be fishng with Joe Pido in the last tournament at Mahopac....hmmmmmmm, I am starting to really love this tournarment forum, such intrigue!!! LOL>......
 

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The "rule" wasn't crafted with John in mind, specifically. Afterall, there were several of us out fishing the day before the last tourney;)

While I endorse this approach for this final tourney I'd like to make it clear that I am not the driving force behind this one guys... the reality of Rockland tournies is that it has been difficult to generate adequate field size since the first tourney where we had 14 boats.

Some folks don't want to fish the tourneys if its been fished by others (i.e. the regular tourney group) during the preceding week. While I think it highly unlikely that this has a significant impact on the quality of fishing, I do respect everyone's opinions and think that it surely couldn't hurt things over there. The end result: a greater number of entrants and hopefully, a more exciting tourney.

Just my two cents.

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Some Tournaments need that!!!

Off limits in some cases is the way to go. It evens the field a bit!!!

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Well today at the lake the h2o was really high,at least 4-6inches up from the rain we've had the past days(and still pouring in) hardly a place to stand but still managed a couple bass today in the little time i fished.
With the rising water and the warm temp. predicted for this wknd. I think the bass will move closer to shore.
 

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i'm not doing the TX, but i would like to know is this a electric or a gas lake TX. just wondering with the $100 entry fee. might want to fish one of your TX next year.
 

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Yar,

We usually start up on opening day and run through late October/early November. Including this final one, we've had 9 tournies this season, roughly every two weeks. Except for this last one, all had a $60 entry fee.

I plan on scheduling a pre-season meeting with the regular entrants and any other interested parties to iron out the schedule for the '04 season.

Rockland is a rather small lake (280 acres) and electric trolling motors are the only type of motor allowable. If you've got a boat you can register it over at the park office...I think its only $15.

In the meantime, I'll have posts up regarding time/location of the spring meeting and will also post the details discussed there.

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sounds like this is part of the 7 lakes drive. keep me posted, may want to take part in a few next season.
 

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Yar, it is actually part of the Harriman System, but it is a separate Park just a few minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge.

BTW...Andrew Bornn won the last tourney with 3 bass for 10lbs+. His bag included 2 big smallies. All fish were caught on crankbaits.
 

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koz1542, you said i can register my boat at the park office. is that so they know i have a boat or do they check it for safety? and if it's for safety what are they looking for! also are all of your boats car tops or are they trailered.
 

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Yar,

Probably both. You get a decal with a registration number unique to your boat when you register. Generally, the park attendant will give the boat a quick glance to make sure there are no holes, etc. You also need to bring a pair of life vests with you (or for as many folks as you expect to have in the boat during the season). I can't remember if oars are required. Maybe Huge can help out with any details I've left out.

As far as I know, trailers are not allowed at Rockland Lake.

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koz, you said trailered boats are not allowed at rockland lake. how about the other lakes you fish for your TX. just wondering cause my boat is on a trailer, i can't car top it. it's a little hard to car top a 16ft alumacraft that's been deck out to be electric or gas. i do put the boat on electric lakes all the time, as all the lakes(ponds) down here on longisland are electric only.
 

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Yar,

So far we've only fished Rockland Lake. Due to the less than stellar fishing conditions over there this year we're going to look to include fishing other lakes in the area during the 2004 season. I know that one of those lakes, Welch, is trailer accessible. Monksville is another possibility. I was out there last week...one of the best ramps I have ever seen. I'd imagine that there are many other lakes in the palisades system that have trailer access...so don't worry.

We're going to iron out the locations and times for '04 sometime in the spring.

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thanks, just let me know next year(04). if i can't bring my boat than maybe i can fish with one of you guys if anybody needs a partner, for the TX i can make. or maybe i can get one of longislandboys that has a car toper.:D
 

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HugeFish4 said:
Matt, there are very few lakes in Harriman that allow trailers. Also...I believe that "tournaments" are frowned upon in Harriman...or not officially allowed...or must be kept a secret..or some such nonsense.
Your right on Huge...Years ago the park police just wanted to know when and where the tournments were. Than that led to the park police trying to charge the club $$$ for extra police coverage due to the tournment. I'm very surprised you didn't run into any problems at Rockland lake. I'd check things out w/ the park police before you get inn trouble..Welch, Kanawakee and Stahae are the only lakes in Harriman you could use a trailer for.
 
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