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Anyone planning on fishing it? I would like to as a AAA if I could get off from work. They already have 67 pros signed up as of July 23rd.

The following Pro anglers have committed to the 2009 WON BASS U.S. Open as of July 23rd, 2009

Rick Clunn
Fred Roumbanis
Aaron Martens
Ishama Monroe
Dean Rojas
John Murray
Mike Folkestad
Byron Velvick
Rich Tauber
Gary Dobyns
Shaun Bailey
John Kerr
Justin Kerr
Sean Stafford
Roy Hawk
Mike Rooke
Mike Bird
Vince Gennaro
Shawn Lee
Roy White
Tom Pryor
Dick Watson
Chris Bozarth
Gary Boyd
John Galbraith
Fred Krumsiek
Rusty Brown
Boris Antolos
Curtis Bietz
Kevin Luby
John Perkins
Todd Harris
David Zachgo
William Ruehle
Ricky Shabazz
Jim Davis Jr.
Mitch Southern
Vern Price
Richard Drake
Tony Capparelli
Bradley Yang
Billy Skinner
Ted Roper
Mike Phua
Tom Matsunaga
Duane Dunstone
Neil Campbell
Murph McBride
Bryan Grier
Michael D Sisco
Rick Willoughby
Matt Shura
Jeffrey Klicka
John Morrow
Dustin Baker
Gary Robson
Rick Grover
Ron Hammett
Moses Mokuahi
Norm Santos
Dennis Saiki
Michael McLernon
Marcus Clouse
Joe Uribe Jr.
Tony Lain
Donnie Peterson
Dr. Randy Estrada

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http://www.westernbass.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51494&f=2&sid=8c012071749a7bcfdabaf043a00bbe6d
 

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That tournament is no joke. 4 days pre fish, 4 days tournament, 100+ degree days. My dad fished it 3 times back in the mid 80's, back then everyone had a shot at the money, part of me wishes they would have kept it like that.
 

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It's still at Mead right? I know there was talk a few years back of moving it.
 

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Yeah it's still at Mead.
I heard the same rumor, I heard it was moving to clear lake, that would be a joke.
 

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I just payed for my entry, Can't wait. I've never fished Mead before. What is the typical big weight for mead?
Gin clear water, you can see the bottom at 20-25 feet. mostly sandy bottom.

I'll give 2 hints, you'll need to do the rest.
1. Overton arm
2. Temple bar
 

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I just payed for my entry, Can't wait. I've never fished Mead before. What is the typical big weight for mead?
As champ stated above 10-13 lbs would be a great weight. Most fish in Mead are long and skinny, yet they have been kicking out some 4-5s lately. 3 1/2 is a good fish out there. Lots LMB and Smallies.

It's by far my favorite lake to fish. I have been fishing mead since I was kid. If you get someone that knows the lake, your going to have a blast. The reaction bite is second to none in my opinion (if your in the right place). You can find wolf packs and it's also a good jig lake.

I wish I could do it, but work is being a butthole.

Have fun and Good Luck
 

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As champ stated above 10-13 lbs would be a great weight. Most fish in Mead are long and skinny, yet they have been kicking out some 4-5s lately. 3 1/2 is a good fish out there. Lots LMB and Smallies.

It's by far my favorite lake to fish. I have been fishing mead since I was kid. If you get someone that knows the lake, your going to have a blast. The reaction bite is second to none in my opinion (if your in the right place). You can find wolf packs and it's also a good jig lake.

I wish I could do it, but work is being a butthole.

Have fun and Good Luck
Cool. I can't wait, the main reason I signed up is I have a chance of fishing with Clunn or the other big names that are going. I was looking at the results from ABA and WON and that seems about right. The weights ranged from 10 to 18lbs.
 

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Fishing with Clunn would be cool. If given a choice which they don't do unfortunately. I would pick A.Martins,B.Velveck,J.Murray. I have fished it and it is a ball buster but a lot of fun. I didn't win any money but had a good time and came home with a severe sun burn and a ton of give aways. Aaron just remember sunscreen,sunscreen and more sunscreen. Maybe some water too!!
 

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Bring a kidney belt. If your pro makes the run to temple bar that is 50 miles plus. If the wind is up you are in for the ride of your life. With all that said, it is fun to fish. Bites can be few and far between. Just keep in mind it is a combined weight tournament which makes it fun. The pro wants you to catch fish!!
 

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Bring a kidney belt. If your pro makes the run to temple bar that is 50 miles plus. If the wind is up you are in for the ride of your life. With all that said, it is fun to fish. Bites can be few and far between. Just keep in mind it is a combined weight tournament which makes it fun. The pro wants you to catch fish!!
+1+1+1+1

Oh HELL yeah, a run across the virgin basin, when the wind is kickin!
It will kill you, I don't know what 3 rounds in the boxing ring feels like, but that has got to come close.
 

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Wait till your in eight foot rollers. You drive inside a swell and there is water six feet above your head on both sides. I am not exaggerating! I was in that once on the Virgin Basin and
was flat out scared! The Pro jokingly asked me if I had life insurance. Anormally fifteen minute run across the Basin took almost 1.5 hours.
 
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