01-07-2004, 05:59 PM
I see on the PWT website they are taking applications starting Jan 16th. Nothing about Amatur prizes yet - anyone know what's up with that?
Does the PWT operate like the RCL in that if Pro's and Co's sign up together they have a better chance of getting in or do the Co's just submit an entry form and hope for the best?
I would only go if I could get a couple of pre-fishing days in. What's the chance of that if you aren't signed up with a pro who has agreed to take you?
Thanks for your help.
01-07-2004, 06:24 PM
You are better off if you find a pro before hand...However, if you just show up during the pre-fish, and ask pros as they are launching their boats, you will get to pre-fish.
01-07-2004, 06:41 PM
jcass, Amateur partners are accepted in order of application, and if you send yours in on the first day it's likely you will be in. You do not sign up with a Pro. We have heard nothing about the Am prize structure being changed - somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Once you have been accepted to the field, finding someone to fish with should be easy, especially since this is a new site for the PWT and most of the Pros won't have many local contacts. Just post up here on WC when you find out you're in the field and somebody will be happy to take you fishing. It's a great experience and a good time. Jim Carroll NPAA #588
01-07-2004, 06:43 PM
The PWT is not like the RCL. Am's sign up seperate from pros. There is no link. I would encourage you to fish the tournament regardless if you realize the opportunity to pre fish with a pro. It is likely that you will not know if you are scheduled to pre fish with a pro prior to entry. If I recall correctly,(?) the rules used to be that am contestants could not pre fish.
Please realize that many pros take sponsors etc. on pre fishing days as a portion of their obligations to sponsors. A good way to acheive pre fishing opportunities is to contact a pro or two in advance and make a schedule. If you aren't successful lining up a pro, be around the ramp early on the pre fishing days. Be friendly and ask a pro if you could accompany them. If you are familiar with the water you would be a big asset. By all means offer the pro to help with some of the costs for the day $40, $50, $60. Enjoy yourself.