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Sign up to be a bass elite marshal for when they come to iowa. Anyone else going to marshal up? i am so gitty... Can't wait to spend 3 days with some pros. ike

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you are kind of an observer and a cameraman and a rule keeper. You pay 100 bucks and you are there to just make sure number 1 that no one cheats and number 2 for media purposes. Basically i am paying for ESPN to use me and i don't even care. here is the straight info from the HSOforum:

Continuing with its firm commitment to provide opportunities for BASS members to learn from the best, BASS announced details today regarding its Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program, which will allow BASS members to ride along with Bassmaster Elite Series pros during competition throughout the 11-event Elite Series season.

Upon registering for the exclusive opportunity to learn a lifetime of bass fishing tips and techniques from the best in the business, Marshals will be expected to become familiar with tournament rules and to help ensure the integrity of the highest level of professional fishing by reporting rules violations to BASS tournament officials. Thus, they will be required before each event to attend a registration and briefing by BASS officials, who will provide them with copies of BASS rules. During the briefings, Marshals may ask rules-related questions.

As an added bonus, Marshals will also have the opportunity while on the water to operate technological devices that will enhance the sport, including BASSTrak, a cell-phone based scoring technology, and BASSCast, an onboard camera developed by ESPN Technology, which will broadcast to Bassmaster.com so fans can see more up-to-the-minute action from the top bass fishing pros in the world.

Similar to the popular "Day on the Lake" feature in Bassmaster Magazine, Bassmaster Marshals will witness first-hand a full day of tournament fishing from the best seat in the house. In addition to the experience, Marshals will be provided with official Bassmaster Marshal apparel and will be allowed to attend exclusive social functions with the Elite pros. Marshals will also receive products from BASS sponsors.

"One of the main objectives of the Marshal program is to provide a unique, fun experience that will resonate with members," said Tom Ricks, vice president and general manager, BASS. "It's a fantastic opportunity to get up-close and personal to the only true professional fishing league."

BASS members who are interested in becoming Marshals can register at Bassmaster.com. The enrollment fee is $100. Starting on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET, BASS Federation Nation, BASS Insider and BASS Life members will be able to sign up at Bassmaster.com, and on Nov. 18 beginning at 1 p.m., all other BASS members will be allowed to enroll in any of the 11 Elite Series events. View the complete 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule.

Elite Series Marshals will only participate on the first three days of Elite Series competition. Elite pros will be joined by a cameraperson for the final day of competition. In instances where more Marshals register than the number of Elite pros, BASS will keep an alternate list and spots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

This will be the inaugural season for the Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program, created to replace the co-angler division at Elite tournaments. Each day, Marshals will be randomly paired with Elite pros. Family members of Elite pros can participate but will be restricted to ride along with Elite pros to whom they are not related. Members must be at least 16 years of age to participate.

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That looks like it would be very interesting. You could certainly learn a lot.

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I wouldnt mind Ike... But i think i would take any of the guys!!! They all have there own story on how they got to the Elites and it would just be a good time no matter what!!!

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Central you put it well - i would take any one of them too. And it looks like this is the last time they will be this close for at least a couple of years. I don't even care who i get picked with. Of course i would like a big name guy but they are all big names or they wouldn't be there. Only 7 months away!!!

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My dad and I signed up to be a Marshal down in Iowa on the river as well. We are sooo pumped! If there seems to be a few of us down there, we should hook up while we are down there and tell some stories about our experiences after the first day and who we rode with. This will be an invaluable experice I think. I'm comparing it to being a caddie for Tiger or riding shotgun with Jimmy johnson...

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Does anyone know exactly what pools this tourney is on?? i can't seem to find it but i am sure i am overlooking the obvious.

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Fort Madison is on pool 19 which is where they are going out of. I'm not sure what other pools (if any) they can lock into for the tournament though.

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hey thanks bob - now i just gotta find out if they are going up or down - i would guess down. Would love to know if anybody knows for sure.

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I would think they would be able to go up and down river. I would say at least from Burlington to Keokuk.

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Ike - I am excited for you! It should be a real learning experience. Take good notes!

Chuck

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So what could make this experience better for me??? Have KVD write an article about it and how he is going to completely be transparent in his tactics during the tournament yeah that would get me more gitty... o wait he just did that

check it out!!!

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/tournaments/elite/news/story?page=b_elites_marshal_kvd_20081204

p.s. still trying to find out if it is on more than just pool 19

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chm we got room for you and it sounds like they have room for more marshals

I can't plan that far ahead due to my real job. If things are going okay maybe I'll come down and hang out. Business wise... it would be fun to pick some brains about rods.

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I signed up to be a Marshal when it opened on November 18th for regular BASS members. I signed up to Marshal on Kentucky Lake. I picked Kentucky Lake because being from the Midwest and being a tournament guy. I know Kentucky Lake hosts alot of Regionals from our area. I picked this as a great way to learn Kentucky Lake by riding along with 3 Elite Series Pros and I'm hoping to learn something new from each angler. I personally would love to get paired with 3 different type anglers. A jig fishermen, a cranker and a finesse guy. I would love to see how they fish each lure and the patterns they each figured out.

The only thing that stinks, is that nobody is allowed to prefish with the Pros during the official practice period. I'm in contact with Derek Remitz to maybe ride along with him for practice on Tuesday to see how he practices because I personally think that is the most crucial part of tournament fishing, figuring out a pattern and how to attack it to be successful.

The Kentucky Lake tournament is the only event that is fished Wednesday to Saturday instead of the normal Thursday to Sunday.

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its on and i am gone!!!!!

Anyone else going to be down there? Look for pics on monday with the fellas i rode with (cross fingers - KVD)

ike

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What if you had some serious gut rot going on a needed to [PoorWordUsage] while you're a marshal? Would the pro's take you back to a porta-potty? LOL

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Haha, maybe you get issued a pair of Depends.

I know a guy who fished the elites last season as a co and pretty much asked him that same question... Mr. VanDam I know we're an hour away from the launch but Ive got a little favor to ask...

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Sounds like VERY TOUGH fishing on the river! 10 pounds a day might blow the competition away.

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Hey Ike! I hope you guys get to ride with some good men! Give J2K a big hug for me!

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