To Trailor or Not to Trailor
February 07, 2011 at 8:14pm
I think it should be left up to tournament officials. If you are fishing a tournament that you can trailor to a nearby landing and fish your fish, then I don't see an issue...as long as it's public waters. It's not like you would show up for registration that morning and then they tell you, you can trailor anywhere to go fish 'Public' waters. When you entered, you knew whether you could trailor or not from the get-go. It sounds like some of you are getting disgruntled because you are getting 'whipped' by someone who trailored to Venice. Ohhhkay...so trailor down to Venice, find some fish, and compete in a trailored tournaments. If you don't like tournaments that allow you to trailor...then don't fish them. There's plenty of tournaments throughout south Louisiana that doesn't allow you to trailor. Fish those then. If you want to run to Venice, then make that run. You can't fault a guy or team that goes to Venice and comes back with a winning stringer. Everyone has that choice...everyone can run to Venice or anywhere...especially in south Louisiana. I can't remember anyone complaining about individuals or teams that made a long run to Des Allemands or Cataouchie from Doiron's Landing...or from Segnette to Bayou Black...it just soooo happens to be Venice. Go spend the time and the money, like other's have done, and learn Venice if you think that is what it takes. If you can't afford it...then don't fault the guy that can. It's really that simple. At the end of the day....'YOU STILL HAVE TO BRING 'EM TO THE SCALES!'
It's really disheartening to hear people imply or say someone is cheating in Tournaments. 'True' BASS fisherman don't do it for the money. It's the competition...it's the comraderie amongst fellow fisherman...it's the sense of belonging to a certain group that is bound by one thing...a love for figuring out how to catch 'em when the 'wannabes' can't! Name me one person that feeds his/her family by fishing local tournaments in South Louisiana. There's not enough money in local tournaments down here. Even if you would win every tournament in South Louisiana...you might win $40K..total...and that's being generous. Good Luck feeding a family with that.
On another note...most 'trailor' tournaments are Charity driven. Let's not forget that and let our egos get in the way.