Had this discussion recently with a friend and thought it would be fun to see what TFF would do.
Lets say you have a pretty big 3 day tournament coming up on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this time of year. You pre fish Monday and Tuesday and locate some solid fish on a deep water hump. After catching a few you leave them alone to keep from sticking them all before tournament day in hopes that you can return then and catch them when it counts.
Day 1: You arrive at the same hump first thing in the morning and within a hour you have a 23-24 pound limit and the fish are still biting. After culling a few times to increase your limit by a few ounces it is pretty clear that most of the fish there are in the 4-5 pound range.
This is a good bass lake that takes 20+ to win most summer time one day tournaments. It is not a lake like Fork where as soon as you leave a spot someone else jumps right in though.
So do you..........
(A)Continue to milk that spot for every ounce you can on Day 1 knowing from your pre fishing that there are other spots you might be able to go and catch a few but most likely not anything bigger and dang sure not as many. As with all fish there is no guarantee the fish will be there tomorrow so catch them while you can.
(B)Leave those fish alone and hope that they are still there on day 2 and 3. After all they have been there since Monday and Tuesday and its summer time so no real reason their pattern should change. Milking that spot for a few more ounces on Day 1 isn't worth possibly wearing it out before day 2 and 3 even get here.