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Anyone see this? This guy is off his rocker.

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I can "sort of" understand where he is coming from, but to single out bass boats and make no mention of the other monstrosities on our lakes is ridiculous. Seriously, there are boats on our waterways that belong in the ocean, I don't think bass boats are the problem.

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The inaccuracies of this article are hilarious, as others have already pointed out. Not sure where he and his family were posted up to view this barrage of negligent and disruptive bass boat foray but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for him to spend a day, heck 15 minutes, at LOZ on a summer Saturday. His brain would make for some good chum when it exploded. 

As someone who has a single, two stall private dock in the direct line of fire in Beardsley during prime water skiing season.....the degree of difference between a bass boat cruising by versus the Ocean Cruisers and Wake Boats with thousands of extra pounds of water in their ballast tanks is out of sight. I would gladly invite this buffoon to spend an afternoon with me on our dock and DOCKument each passing boat in both category class (bass vs non-bass boats) and rate each wave in frequency, size and potential to damage property, such as the dock. Wouldn't take but 1 hour for this guy to pull a 180 on his convictions. 

Scary that this guy is allowed to publish anything and that people may read it and take it as fact. Interesting times we live in.

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  Has anyone by chance responded and sent him an email (or other contact means) explaining his inaccuracies?  Or is it not worth the effort given his obvious attitude?

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You can go to the Springfield News Leader facebook page and leave a comment. There's already a bunch of good ones so I just left a like on on of the better replies. You oughta see the posts on BBC, those guys are ready for a lynching.

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9 hours ago, MickinMO said:

He is a college professor at OTC. So, by nauture he is likelh a bitter crusty old man. 

Hey!  Easy with that stuff!

I'm no college professor but I certainly qualify as a bitter and crusty old man and we have feelings too!

😜

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My favorite part was all the people swimming and playing in the water when the tournament launched.  I fished many a derby and can say I have never seen the beach very crowded at 5:30 to 6:00 am when they take off.  This guy truly elaborated every aspect of his little story.  My beef come with the clueless editor that let go to print.  Just another example of the News-Leader printing their opinion of the news instead of the facts.   

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