Sounds like next year they just need to plan better and have flights and stagger it enough to where there's not a giant fish kill. Those that are saying they didn't expect such a great turnout they had 165 boats last year so they should've been prepared for at least that again. We just had a 96 boat tournament with a offsite weigh in 10 - 30 mins from the lake based on where they launched and once we started seeing our turnout would be bigger than expected we adapted on the fly and implemtented flighted starts to avoid a congestion at the scales and make sure our fish survived the weigh in and returned healthy to the lake which we also had a bass master classic weigh in pulling each boat to the stage and only took an hour and a half from
Start to finish.
Very happy to hear their turnout was amazing and able to raise so much for the Shriners Children's hospital but afraid the fish kill is making it a black eye on the event hope the organizers learned from this and plan accordingly for next year. Overall it's the Anglers that are in charge of keeping the fish healthy and sustain the fishery thou pleased to hear some took it upon themselves to make multiple trips to the lake refreshing their bag water or keeping fish in Livewell's until almost weigh in.
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