SST- Super Striper Tour

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SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Arnie Davis » January 3rd, 2013, 1:26 pm

Not really sure where to shove this one but does anybody know anything about these guys?
http://www.superstripertour.com/Page2.html

Tournaments appear to be at West Point, Lanier and Hartwell.
Thought about buying in on the West Point gig but it reads "artificial bait only".

Good luck trying to troll umbrellas or drop spoons down with the water at 624' or so.
To much flooded timber and that's going to get expensive really quick.

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Shawn McNew » January 3rd, 2013, 4:46 pm

I agree with their message, but their website scares me a little. Never heard of them and their claims are a little ambitious. I'll opt out until I hear some feedback.
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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Dustin Pate » January 3rd, 2013, 6:26 pm

The guy running it is a piece of work from what I have heard from folks that have talked to him. They haven't gotten much feedback because this is the 3rd time he has pushed it back from lack of support.

And from someone who fishes West Point mainly, there is no way I would pull a u-rig. You would leave much poorer in the pocket.

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Post by Troy Roberson » January 3rd, 2013, 7:33 pm

Their web site just gave me a headache. An artificial-only striper tour......I like the sounds of that! ;)
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Post by Tyler Early » January 3rd, 2013, 8:21 pm

$50,000 spring classic?? Where's that money coming from?
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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Steve Gordon » January 3rd, 2013, 9:15 pm

I agree with Mike and Shawn, the web sight gave me a headache and their entry fees don't add up to pay-out. I will be in Appling this weekend about 5 minutes from Clarkshill so I'll ride by and check it out, if it's going on as planned.
I'd rather be fishing...even if I don't catch anything!

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Dirk Dial » January 3rd, 2013, 10:42 pm

Most Striper fishermen, guides, etc. are live-baiters most the time, and I doubt they can draw enough artificial lure striper fishermen to ever be even moderately successful.

Shawn should consider starting, or "hosting", a striper tournament on some GA lakes. There is a LOT of striper fishermen on Lanier, as well as Toona, Westpoint, Clarks Hill, Hartwell, etc... Shawn could probably sell A LOT of baits for the tournament and possibly get some sponsors to get involved. I think the undoing of the NSBA was the prices got too high, especially to be in the "Gold Cup". When you pay that much to fish a tournament you really have to pre-fish a lot and spend days getting prepared. If the entry fees were like $50 per boat w/100% payout (plus Seeing Stripes membership and $20 per boat tournament set-up fee) with a $20 big fish pot, or something like that, there would probably be a decent turnout. If 3 guys are in the boat that would just be about $23 dollars each, which is less gas than most use on a fishing trip... Even if just 10 boats entered that would be $200 for Shawn + bait sales to make it worth his while, plus he could fish Tournament himself and possibly win. Best months would be like March-May and then Oct-December (skip Jan-Feb and summer months). Payout could be like 1st place-70%, 2nd place-20%, 3rd place-10%.

If 20 boats entered and did the $20 big fish pot that would make the winnings come out at:

Big fish pot- $400 (aka-Dirks Dollar's :D )
1st place- $700
2nd place- $200
3rd place- $100
Plus any sponsor donated items like Rods/Reels which could be given to the 4th, 5th places, etc...

Just thinking out loud, and Shawn might have already thought of all this and decided its not worth the hassle. Maybe against the fishing tournament thing altogether, but worth thinking about. I had a lot of fun in most the tournaments I fished, till it got so expensive I was mad if I didn't win something to recoup my $'s. Even someone as broke as me can find a couple guys to fish with and fork out $23... I spent twice that last time I went and bought trout, and 3 times that last time I filled up my truck........... I will shut-up now. :oops:

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Shawn McNew » January 3rd, 2013, 11:59 pm

Dirk, I do want to run some tourneys under the Soup name to generate sales. They will be CPR. Sounds like you might make a good tournament director...
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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Steve Gordon » January 6th, 2013, 11:10 am

Never made it to clarks Hill and really didn't see many boats while I was in the area or on the way home?
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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Shawn McNew » January 7th, 2013, 8:59 am

Shawn McNew wrote: Sounds like you might make a good tournament director...
I think I hear crickets chirping...
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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Dirk Dial » January 7th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Unfortunately at THIS time my job is VERY TOUGH and I don't know from one day to the next what my schedule is. This makes it impossible for me to even plan a fishing trip for the next day, much less commit to doing a tournament, even on Saturdays. Hopefully my work situation will improve and I will be in better shape both financially, and schedule-wise in the not so distant future, but until then it is impossible for mew to commit to doing anything other than my best to pay the bills.

If my job gets more "normal", or if I start working somewhere with a more normal schedule (no Saturdays) then I would definitely be willing to help launch/run a few tournaments.

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Shawn McNew » January 7th, 2013, 3:28 pm

Dirk Dial wrote:...but until then it is impossible for mew to commit to doing anything ...
Did you just say meow?

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Dirk Dial » January 7th, 2013, 5:57 pm

Maybe I did... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Jonathanharrison » January 7th, 2013, 8:36 pm

Chicken fu*ker !!!!
AKA Jonfishmacon

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Arnie Davis » January 9th, 2013, 10:51 am

I sent this guy an email yesterday and kept it short.

West Point Tournament January 1-6-2013
Who won?
How many boats signed in?

Thanks


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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Jason McClure » January 9th, 2013, 12:27 pm

what the hell kinda crap is that? if that's not a spam trap, i don't know what is!

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Dirk Dial » January 9th, 2013, 3:59 pm

No surprise there... I expected about that after seeing the website. :x

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Re: SST- Super Striper Tour

Post by Shawn McNew » January 9th, 2013, 8:48 pm

:lol:
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