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View Poll Results: Should Alabama Rigs be banned in tournaments?
Yes 53 46.90%
No 50 44.25%
It should be banned completely from all of fishing 10 8.85%
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #71 (permalink)
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From a tournament perspective I believe the Alabama rig should be banned. Don't get me wrong I like the rig and its ability to put fish in the boat and the positive effects it has had in the fishing community. However, the rig flat out catches fish whether you're good or not and for that reason I think it should be banned from tournament fishing. Bass cannot help themselves when the rig is presented at or around them and I believe it goes without say that tournament results have reflected that. It's unlike anything they've ever seen or heard before and I believe for that reason Bass will come from the depths to investigate. You might say the same thing happened with Swimbaits so what does that matter..... but they didn't have 2 to 4 brothers and sisters swimming side by side. Does anyone really think it takes any level of skill to chuck and wind this bait? Professional anglers who make a living fishing didn't get to where they are by chuckin a rig comprised of 3 or 5 separate lures on a single rig in a single cast. They got there by methodically casting single, individual lures to specific targets in attempt to entice a single fish.....and they do it over and over. Some argue that you still have to be able to locate the fish. Of course that is the case and will continue to be the case no matter what type of lures we throw. ....but the real question is why are we able to throw a rig that could potentially catch a limit of fish in a single cast? Seriously!!?? But you can't honestly believe that a fish will chose to eat a single bait over the Alabama Rig. One major reason as to why a Bass would attack the Alabama rig over a single lure is simply greater opportunity to fill their bellies. For inactive bass the rig has superior potential to entice a strike. I believe those who typically have a tougher time of locating and catching quality fish with a single lure would suddenly have better opportunity to put quality fish in the boat. Kevin Vandam has a knack for locating and catching bigger fish than most of his competitors using a single lure and he does it with a lot of regularity. He does it with precision casts and years of experience. It takes years to obtain the skills that Kevin Vandam has and I don't believe it is fair to throw oranges in the mix when it's always been apples. If you put an Alabama rig on every Elite anglers rod for every event to use in his arsenal I can guarantee you'll see a completely different lineup than we're use to seeing come championship week and that's why I don't think the rig should be used in tournaments. I can't say any of this is fact but it is my belief!
Sounds like you lost to an Alabama Rig! BWAHAHAHA!
Just kidding bro.
Good luck up at FLW Shasta. I hope you get a good draw and get on them. Chris Beck will be up there Saturday fishing for the U.C. Davis college team. I hope y'all crushem! Tight lines to both of you.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #72 (permalink)
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my home's in alabama,
no matter where i lay my head...

my home's in alabama,
southern born and southern bred....


LONG LIVE THE EASIEST MOST TOURNAMENT WINNING TECHNIQUE EVER KNOWN TO MANKIND!!!!


really?....really?? the more i hear of how easy this technique is the more it belittles the rest of us that don't fish clear lake everyday. don't make an opinion of something that you only know about from what you've seen on tv in a fall condition or from what you know about a top 3 best bass lakes in the world. the rest of us still have to try to catch fish.

easy?...piss off!!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #73 (permalink)
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You don't think it flat out catches fish better than any other technique? Just look at the ABT post.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #74 (permalink)
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You don't think it flat out catches fish better than any other technique? Just look at the ABT post.
If it does Ep, and you honestly believe that, then I suggest you go out and throw it and win some money and become a Pro. If it's that easy! (NOT)!
Like all baits, once you learn how to, tweek them to your likeing and knowledge, know just how, when and where to throw the bait like any other bait, yes it will catch fish and has. Can it be beat by a drop shot rig, a jig, any other bait; depends who is fishing the other baits, sure it can ! We are not talking a three rig treble rig that you can drag accross a bass nest or a Salmon bed here, we are talking about a new bait that for now, works. Just like the Hud did, the Chatterbait did, (the Raygo BV special did a year ago, and the Reese Raygo special) (everybody had to have one); and still do: (if , if you know how to)! Heck, ban my side scan/down scan that is supposed to actually show you where the fish are and where they live! I don't know how to use it properly anyway. As far as ABT video, ABT makes some great baits. The same type of video was made when they came out with their swimbaits, flat out caught fish. But then the fish had never seen that bait before either, plus you have guys that know what they are doing and how to throw the baits and where and when.
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I made one cast with three drop shots attached and I'm still working on the tangle.



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Old 01-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #76 (permalink)
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I made one cast with three drop shots attached and I'm still working on the tangle.
Thats why they sell nail clippers Greg!
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