Next week, 46 of the nationís top pro bass anglers will converged on the Red River at Bossier City, La. The pros, along with their co-angler counterparts, will be fishing in the Forest L Wood Championship -- simply known as The Cup. The pros will fish four days for $500,000 and the co-anglers compete three days for $50,000.
During the competition, the pros and co-anglers are fishing in the same boat, but not against each other. Is it possible the co-anglers could change the outcome of the tournament? In the Bassmaster Classic only the pro anglers are fishing. Marshall or media observers are in the same boat, but only the pro can fish.
To be a true professional sport, the co-anglers or amateurs should be removed from the equation. Now, donít start throwing tungsten weights at me. There are many co-anglers who are outstanding fishermen. And too, some should be in the front of the boat. What I am suggesting is the co-anglers could change the outcome of the event.
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