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Old 06-05-2007, 08:39 AM
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Ok..............Here's the scoop......



This season, two friends, my 13 y.o. son and I have decided to stop talking about entering local saltwater fishing tournaments and actually register. This has raised an interesting question......



What's the proper etiquette for splitting up the winnings?

Should it get split equally among all of the anglers?

Should the boat get a share?

What do you guys do?
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:59 AM
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My two cents......everybody splits the TOTAL cost of running the boat (excluding depreciation)......divide the winning based on an equal share to everyone, and the boat counts as a person (that should cover the depreciation and then some). Others have different methods so there is no right or wrong answer.....just be dam certain you figure out the details and allocation scheme before you spend $1 towards this effort.......communication is key. Good luck.
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:01 AM
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In my experrience, the boat owner gets more $$ if there are any winnings, that percentage to be decided beforehand. The other anglers would receive equal amounts regardless of who caught what fish. All gas expense equally divided.
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:11 AM
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All expenses paid back first. Then a percentage to the boat (counting the boat as a person is kind of high) we use 15%.

then split.

DO NOT FORGET TAXES! figure it out and add is to the boat or you'll be chasing your team however many months later when you get the form from uncle sam in the mail.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:37 PM
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Expenses, taxes and the boat counts as a person.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:00 PM
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Tuna Devil nailed it. 3 ppl=4 shares, 3 each to a person and one to the boat AFTER expenses...

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Old 06-05-2007, 01:09 PM
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If a boat with a Purple Spanking Hippo trolls past me, I will assume it's you sixpack. (or the scotch I've been drinking)

Can I ask what this fishing team's name will be?

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Boat gets a third, split remainder among anglers.
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:29 PM
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If its a charter, check with the captian some have different rules than others.. Private party pay all expenses and do what you want from there.. Just get everything worked out before you leave the dock!!!!!
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I know a captain who won the WMO 4 years and he/boat got 1/2 of $1.3 mill. Angler got the rest. It all depends on what is agreed upon beforehand.
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Just1more - 6/5/2007 5:38 PM

I know a captain who won the WMO 4 years and he/boat got 1/2 of $1.3 mill. Angler got the rest. It all depends on what is agreed upon beforehand.
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Prob. cuz the capt. had to claim the winnings . Thats a butload of $$$ in taxes

As said above AFTER expense's divide by all and boat counts as one angler.

Fuel , bait, tackle and TAXES , ouch.

Good Luck Have this all understood before the tourny in writing.

By the way the 14 year old might claim the winnings , he is in a smaller taxe bracket
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Ok..............Here's the scoop......



This season, two friends, my 13 y.o. son and I have decided to stop talking about entering local saltwater fishing tournaments and actually register. This has raised an interesting question......



What's the proper etiquette for splitting up the winnings?

Should it get split equally among all of the anglers?

Should the boat get a share?

What do you guys do?
Entering the JCAA Fluke tourny this year?
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:58 PM
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sixpack324 - 6/5/2007 8:39 AM

Ok..............Here's the scoop......



This season, two friends, my 13 y.o. son and I have decided to stop talking about entering local saltwater fishing tournaments and actually register. This has raised an interesting question......



What's the proper etiquette for splitting up the winnings?

Should it get split equally among all of the anglers?

Should the boat get a share?

What do you guys do?
Entering the JCAA Fluke tourny this year?


Yeah, I'm in.........But I'm not running out of barnegat.............I just bought a new-to-me 23 Steiger Ches. and had it home in Middlesex County to do some stuff to it......



Since it was up here, I entered the Hi-Mar Striper tourney last week, and since it's still up here, I entered the JCAA out of Sandy Hook.......



Besides, I've only had the summer house in LBI for 2 years and I don't have much fishing experience in Barney........



My best chances are in Raritan Bay as that's the bay I know best..........

After the JCAA, I'll drag the boat down to LBI for the summer and try to get to know the area better..............



Are you in??



And BTW, are you a BFHer??
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:04 PM
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Yeah I'm in. Been fishing the JCAA tourny for quite a few years, not too many boats this year though. The most they have had I think was around 900. The low # of fluke catches last year might have something to do with the decline in entries.

BFH is a site I have not ventured into....yet. I do know some guys that frequent BFH that are good fishermen so there is a ton of info I could learn over there. Best of luck with your "new" Steiger and in the JCAA tourny.
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