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59 minutes ago, Smithvillesteve said:

139 boats x 5 fish taken off beds = 695 bass if my math is correct. Keep up the effort BrowningCollector and congrats to your club Likenmo!! Change is hard. 

Thats a small number on a 45000 acre lake, Heck look at all the tournement results so far this year, numbers of limits are up, weights are up. I think the lake is doing just fine.   Heck a 9lber weighed in at the big bass bash, and a 5.50 smallmouth.   The last month on here all you are reading is catching reports not fishing reports

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4 hours ago, Seth said:

The only way the catch, weigh and release will ever work is if you have a dedicated boat marshal with a provided scale that was calibrated to match every one scale in use. A way to video yourself weighing fish in plain sight might work, but again, who is providing that gear or will it just be a requirement on the angler to provide that before they can fish? Let's face it, a lot of guys who fish are doing good to use their cell phone, much less keep a camera rolling, swap chips, make sure the batteries stay fresh, etc.

Only the big leagues have enough money and man power to make that happen. I'm not sure you'll ever be able to make it happen on the lower level tournaments. Relying on anglers to weigh and keep track of their own fish when there are thousands of $$$ will only lead to cheating.

 

Well if it's thousands of dollars, isn't that the big leagues?  Is the Costa tourney a big league event?  And is tourney fishing saturated by cheaters to the point that a weigh, catch and release format can't work?  Kayak fishermen seem to be able to pull it off, and there's some big money in some of those kayak tourneys.

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4 hours ago, Quillback said:

Well if it's thousands of dollars, isn't that the big leagues?  Is the Costa tourney a big league event?  And is tourney fishing saturated by cheaters to the point that a weigh, catch and release format can't work?  Kayak fishermen seem to be able to pull it off, and there's some big money in some of those kayak tourneys.

https://www.wired2fish.com/news/alleged-cheater-charged-in-kayak-fishing-tournament/

Money makes people do stupid things....

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9 hours ago, Seth said:

Let's face it, a lot of guys who fish are doing good to use their cell phone, much less keep a camera rolling, swap chips, make sure the batteries stay fresh, etc

They seem to be able to program their sonar and mapping units just fine.

Kinda reminds me of my kid who can master the most complicated video game ever designed in a single evening.....but can't load a dishwasher right, or get all the conditioner rinsed out of her hair to save her soul from hell.  

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9 hours ago, Seth said:

Yeah cheaters are going to cheat no matter what the format.  But in this case they caught the guy.  It might be easier to catch cheaters in a catch/photo/release than in a bring 5 back tourney.  

Big events like this Costa tourney, it's hard to think anyone would cheat - most of the participants are well known locally and some nationally and to get caught cheating would just ruin a persons reputation.  

 

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59 minutes ago, Quillback said:

Yeah cheaters are going to cheat no matter what the format.  But in this case they caught the guy.  It might be easier to catch cheaters in a catch/photo/release than in a bring 5 back tourney.  

Big events like this Costa tourney, it's hard to think anyone would cheat - most of the participants are well known locally and some nationally and to get caught cheating would just ruin a persons reputation.  

 

Not only that, but pretty much your life.

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Saw one fishing a point deep across from the Belle and then again up Clevenger (not bed fishing)

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Well they (MDC) are either going to limit the number of tournaments allowed per month, or they (Anglers and tournament organizers) are going to change the way fishing tournaments are scored.   

I'm not gonna quit kicking off crap until they do.  I'm ramping it up real soon and making this my new hobby.  🤨 

I don't care how difficult it makes things, or who believes it can't be changed.  It is going to change.

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