Look at all of the postings on this site talking about different flashers, ice augers, ice auger adapters, underwater cameras, etc. Theyíre ALL about how to catch more fish and do it more efficiently.
So, for the life of me, I canít understand why some people complain about snowmobiles being used during the tournament. The same could be said of ATVs.
Theyíre only being used to catch more fish and do so more efficiently.
Are there individuals that misuse them by speeding too close to fisherman? Yes.
But I could say the same thing about interference from a nearby fishermanís sonar unit, or the noise made by his gas auger.
At age 64, Iím one of the oldest individuals out fishing the Tournament. When I was in my 20ís I could (and DID) pull my equipment behind me for miles each day during a tournament.
Now Iím getting too old to do so and hence the snowmobile.