I havent see a shotgun start in years. We had some wild ones out of State Park on Lake Corpus Christi in the early 80's. I't a wonder we didn't kill eachother.
Our starts in the BFL are wild enough for me. Some boats don't get on plane that quick and some do and even thought they set us off one at a time, somebody gets wet everytime. Seems like someone always wants to take off way outside the rest of us and then cut across in front of everybody.
I can't remember if it was the last tournament on Rayburn last year in the BFL, or the first one this year. My buddy I haul with to tournaments almost got Tbone'd. The guy realized he was about to hit my buddy and jerked with wheel so hard he flipped, both he and the co angler went flying. I think my buddy said the though he flipped 2 or 3 times with the boat landing upright. I was 20 or 30 boats ahead and didn't see it.