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Discussion: What a year!

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Nov. 19, 2010
spoonplugger
Men's 60
58 posts
What a year!
3 nites a week ASA
2 nites a week NSA
Wed. a.m. senior doubleheaders
ASA weekend tourneys
NSA weekend tourneys
8 SSUSA tourneys

Whether it was ASA,NSA,local senior
or SSUSA - I enjoyed it all

Each organization has different sets of rules and equipment to use

If I don't like what the rules are
I don't cry I just won't waste my time


I pick and choose the ones to attend
You can too
Nov. 19, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
spoon wish i was in your boat,in my area i can get 3 nites a week max.as you i play in 3 different assoc,ASA,USSSA,SENIOR BALL(SPA,SSUSA).i like all of them also,but the equipment is not what keeps me coming back to any of them,its the competition.i get to play against the kids in the assoc that are not senior and won't quit just b/c they went to the 52-275 ball(usssa,and now ASA has approved it for play).
Nov. 20, 2010
spoonplugger
Men's 60
58 posts
mad-I forget to mention that I also
played 1 nite ASA fall
& 2 nites NSA fall
& 3 SPA Summer tourneys
$ the Huntsmen Games


But I guess my real point is I play
all local ball for no cost .

I will not pay to fly, lodge, share in tourney fees and all the other expenses to any
SPA-HUNTSMEN-SSUSA-LV-or other tourneys who don't use LIVELY BATS & BALLS .
That's my final answer.

And I can say all the people I talked to this season agree!
Nov. 20, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
and why not,you play ASA ball and that is the lo of the lo according to most here.
we as seniors as we get older(with our slower reflexes)do not need this hot bat/ball combo to have fun.i play USSSA ball with the kids and have no prol using the 52-275 ball they use now,also play ASA.
also you are saying you have no league fees to pay in your leagues where ever you live.
if i was like joey boy i would call you out for no ID here,but i respect your opinion and our discussion,regardless if you do.all it is,is an opinion,just like mine.
for me,not all people agree or disagree with what i have said,for the ones i have talked to.
now answer this,is it only batters you talk to,or are you including pitchers and fielder's having to field these rockets we hit.
when i ask,i ask about both,and usually get the same reply,"yes i love hitting ,but trying to field it is another matter,it sometimes scares me",is what i hear,unless they are just a EH and don't play defense.
Nov. 21, 2010
spoonplugger
Men's 60
58 posts
Mad Dog,
No, we have league and tourney fees,
but local sponsors pick them up. No expense to me.
No, I talk to everyone. I play the corners and I love to take that rocket hit from someone. It is quite a challenge that I choose to accept.
I know pitchers and infielders who have been rocketed with some shots,
but they choose to keep on playing.
I know one pitcher who quit pitching
that should never even pitch ASA ,
absolutely no mobility but needed the
ego trip.
I live in the midwest and we are done
'til spring. I envy anyone who lives where they have a longer season.
Nov. 22, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
pitching ASA now is a crap shoot,they have the hottest ball(along with narrowing the pitch height limit),along with senior ball at this moment.yes NSA is looking at going to the 52-275/300 ball,along with usssa.

Nov. 22, 2010
L
37 posts
Have you heard that nsa may let us use senior bats? I had heard that we need to send nsa an email as to why we feel we need this done and also they have said something about a ball that you have used out west I believe a 40-525.
Nov. 22, 2010
L
37 posts
Have you heard that nsa may let us use senior bats? I had heard that we need to send nsa an email as to why we feel we need this done and also they have said something about a ball that you have used out west I believe a 52-275
Nov. 23, 2010
PlanoPlayer
Men's 55
71 posts
Spoonplugger: forget all the softball talk, how you making out with them spoonplugs? I prefer the larger ones in the white color trolled very near bottom. Will catch anything in the lake.
Nov. 23, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
hey plano,you can't fish that way around here,and you know that,we have to many stumps and such in our lakes,LOL.

L don't about the bats,but have heard they are looking at going to the 52-275/300 ball.
Nov. 23, 2010
PlanoPlayer
Men's 55
71 posts
Hey Mad Dog: I absolutely don't troll anything in the stump infested minefields we have here in TX. But I will troll spoonplugs in the bays, coves, and open water shoreline in about 12-25' of water over non stump structure and catch anything that swims in the lake.

I was kind of just joking with spoonplugger as I have no desire to hijack his thread!
Nov. 23, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
no prol plano,but you must be talking about the ocean,as we don't have any clear lakes here like that,LOL..

i do troll some with rapala's when i can find some what of stump free water,whats your fav to go to.i stay almost always over here in east texas,no further west than fork..

Nov. 23, 2010
PlanoPlayer
Men's 55
71 posts
Rapala Silver Shad Rap #9....best all around crankbait ever made...IMO....sorry spoonplugger.

I usually go to Lake Ray Roberts about an hour north of Plano.
Nov. 23, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
mmm kinda big there huh plano,i'm usually with a #5 or 7(all colors),and yes i will drag it thru some stumps on occasions,but will be real careful about it.

as allan says,sorry spoon....ya know how us fishy men can be..LOL...
Nov. 23, 2010
spoonplugger
Men's 60
58 posts
P/P - M/D ,

No problem, I've been busy with Mr.
MUSKY. One more week and I'll put the boat away.

Try a #200 S/P with wire and a no-bo leader.

You can run them down to 30 feet with no problem. Or 5-6 counts across on a level-wind will get 15-17 feet.

On the controlled pass, pull the rod 12-18 inches and let the S/P flutter
back.

They'll JUMP ON IT 90% of the time on the drop.
Nov. 24, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
spoon sorry to hear boat has to be put up,we get to fish year round down here,mostly bass for me.
your right about the pulling and letting it go,as i do that with my RAP'S as i'm going from place to place(have to go slow b/c of hidden stumps waiting to rip off my motor) looking for my bass.my buddy couldn't believe i trolled till i caught some,now he is into it also.
i learn from trolling for trout back in cali and when i was in washington.

well hope you all have a great t-day and hope to see ya next year someplace.
Nov. 24, 2010
PlanoPlayer
Men's 55
71 posts
Spoonplugger: funny you should mention Muskies. My name on the fishing boards I frequent is Muskieman and I go to Lake of the Woods at Nestor Falls in northwestern Ontario for 7 days at least once a year in the late Spring and sometimes I add a trip in the early fall. Catch enough walleye for the week the first day or two and then it is nothing but pitching and trolling for the biggest muskies in the lake....small world. Someday we have to go muskie/pike/walleye/smallmouth hunting.
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