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Re: [Tin-Can] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Oh man I should have run a new update before she sees it. Will get it posted tomorrow. Later Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Wink Fishin'
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Re: [Tin-Can] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Corrections and updates....



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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
You got it Jeff, thanks
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Weekly Score update... Looks like the north is still ahead in all the categories. We have a new number two on the board (Congrats Paul)... Oh and Ahi just pulled within 1/2 point of the 90 mark... Any guesses on how far past it he will go this year? Hearing rumors of better weather in the tail end of the week, so maybe we'll see some fish for the rest of us this week... Good luck everyone... Later J



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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Monday morning update.... Sorry I didn't have my file to update over the weekend... But we had some movement over the weekend... We have a new biggest fish in the contest at 32" for Mr. Jigfisher... who is also putting a little pressure on Ahi at a half inch behind.... Ben rolled in another 30" fish to put him very close behind the leaders... Sharksugar is right in the hunt as well... Little NASCAR jockeying for the lead going on right now... Funnest part of the season to me, when so much can change so fast and fish are starting to bite...


North is still in the lead on all factors at this point, but the south is very close and we have a great contest going on this year... Good luck all.... J



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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Okay Jeff, the North leads in everything posted on the board, but there are other calculations where the South leads. First, the South only has 18 fish in the Top 20 category. If you average for each team by their actual number the South leads 27.17 to 26.95. I'll admit that that is a virtual tie, but the South does edge out the North. Second, if you average the North's 23 fish in the Total Length category you get 25.02 while the South still maintains the 27.17 average giving the South more than a two-inch average advantage over the North. This all seems to indicate that the South is a little slow getting untracked this year, but when we do catch our traction, watch out! Some of big dogs haven't even gotten off the porch yet, either. And if we look at the Top Ten score the South is only .85" per fish behind. That doesn't look so much when you think of it that way. As you said, it's very close this year and I wanted both teams to see that we are strongly in it still. SmileFish On

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That just confirms what I have always heard......you can make numbers say almost anything you want....... I think I would rather not get confused by all the "averaging" and just stick to the hard and fast numbers posted.....Wink
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Well if you want to try to manipulate the data I'm sure we can find some way to make team south lead one category or another, but truth is the north is doing better so far this year... Only thing the south leads in, is it's not posting any of the smaller fish to the contest... so yes team north has the smallest fish on the board, oh but that is leading another category too, so maybe we shouldn't look at that either...

Won't be long and things will change again and I won't doubt that the south will take the lead again, but the important thing is lets hope everyone is having a fun time on the pond ... This is the exciting part of the contest where leads can change daily and everyone is an important part of the contest... Towards the end of the year then our individual efforts aren't as noticeable but right now, everyone makes a big difference... Got to give you the raspberries while I can, because I know you'll probably be ahead next time... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Well we all knew John wouldn't be very good with someone getting close to his score.... So it didn't take him long to respond... First to cross 90 points... Later J



(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Apr 22, 2019, 4:37 PM)
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
I hope nobody took me too seriously. I just didn't want the South to get too down the mouth (like a carp or a sucker). You certainly have us good right now, especially with Ahi hitting 90.

I don't think many of us have not posted smaller fish. If you check you'll see that many of us have posted smaller fish and replaced them as we caught bigger. Things have just been slow down here and a lot of our team members don't get after them until it warms up more. It seems that the hard-core cat chasers are in a slugfest right now but, as you have pointed out, the bench is going be a big factor. It's all fun, anyway Smile.

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To tell you the truth, the contest hasn't even hardly started yet... So no one should be feeling like it is over by any means... Most catter's in the contest don't start fishing until May anyway, and that's when the big numbers of fish will start to hit the charts.... Although some will already have pretty high marks to over come, it is possible for sure, but it won't be easy to beat them... Typically we get three or four scores over ninety points per year... John has topped that mountain, but there are several others close enough to do it as well this year... And some don't start fishing until August and can top 90 in one night... So it's not over till it's over... Who knows now, but this might be the year of the 36" fish that will turn the tables on the champions... It could happen... right Lynn... I know I'm looking for that one too... Good luck everyone... Later Jeff
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Yup Jeff, I'm still after that 36 incher... have been for ten years now. I remain undaunted, someday soon I will converge with that big one but in the meantime I, like all of us, simply enjoy the pursuit. That's what it is all about anyway.

I still say we will see a 35 incher hit the boards this year. The way John is playing around with his 30+ers while he is waiting for the "big ones" to come out later in the year, would lead me to believe that he will be posting that 35+ cat. But, it won't be without a lot of competition. My money is on Ben for the south but lots of good catters down this way, too.

Great fun and always good to see the pics of big cats caught by all.
(This post was edited by Boatloadakids on Apr 23, 2019, 9:07 AM)
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Re: [Boatloadakids] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Hey why do we keep chasing the big ones, they are just ugly beasts.... These 25"ers are by far prettier fish, but I keep doing the same thing, I want the big one with one eye and scars all over the place... I guess that means we beat the smartest fish that day anyway... Still waiting for my day as well... Later Jeff
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Re: [Boatloadakids] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Lynn,
Here is what a 36"er looks like so you get the right one.... By-the-way this one came out of Cutler and is the current catch and release record fish....


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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Hmm, it appears to be after dark in that picture. It must be coincidenceWink

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: [Piscophilic] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Here's what it looks like from the side view, not as impressive, but still a big cat.. I think they said it was caught just after 10:00 PM and I think it was in the early spring time too...


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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Another fun picture! He does seem to be dressed for "cool" weather.
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Re: [Boatloadakids] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Thanks Lynn. But if history is correct I will hit a point that the bump up fish are impossible to get. Frustrating to catch 29 cats and not help your situation! What happened to the days that I would be very happy with a cat like that. I love competition. Makes things fun. But sometimes it sucks.
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
I totally know what you mean about it going down to the wire. Last year I was languishing in the middle of the pack with three 26.5s and then at the end of September I caught a 29, a 28, and a 29.5 to boost me way up in the standings. It will be a long haul again this year and so much fun watching the fish roll in for everyone. I still think John might hit 100 points. That would just take two 33s and a 34!

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That is the hard part of this contest, you never know which day will be your big day when the big one will bite. So its too tempting to want to fish as many as possible. Thats what gets me in trouble with my wife I get too obsessed. Probably try to not go over the top so much this year and hope when I do get out, it will be a good day. I really had fun last Friday so Id like to get more days like that minus the sunburn.

I agree I think 100 points is possible, but I expect it will be hit when someone pulls in a 37 fish plus two others just over 30. The likelihood of three over 33 isnt very good. We have only had one fish in six years that was bigger than 32.5. So shoot for the new catch and release record and you may break 100. As for me that 90 point level is my hope and goal. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
My stretch goal this year is 88 points and it will be a tough one to reach.

About being obsessed: after a 14-hour fishing trip yesterday I want to get out this afternoon for the catfish but my wife has other ideas Smile.

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Re: [Piscophilic] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Probably to keep out the skeeters too....Wink
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Re: [Tin-Can] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
That makes sense. I'll have to remember that if I ever get that far north.

Thanks!
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Re: [catchinon] Standings 2019 Cat Contest In reply to
Craig I'll bet you can hit 88 this year, that's only 1.5" more than last year for you... BTW you had an outstanding rookie score, took me five years to get to that level, to do it the first year is very impressive to me, you're a fast learner...Congrats and good luck for this year... later Jeff
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