Loved watching the MLF Live coverage of our lakes here in North Carolina. However, I hate the format. I feel sorry for anglers like Tommy Biffle and Ish Monroe who would have had had decent days with their best five, yet were knocked out while an angler with 14 fish for only 22-plus pounds makes it in. It does reinforce the common view that MLF is a "fishing show" or a dink-fest since someone who hasn't figured out how to catch quality fish can still beat out someone who has figured them out. Also, the whole no-info rule is severely compromised by the fact that anglers are informed of the ScoreTracker.
One of the most difficult aspects of tournament fishing is the decisions that are made. Knowing what the ScoreTracker is gives them way too much information about when to change, when to grind, etc. I just wish we could do away with the gimmicks on the BPT/MLF so that hardcore bass fans and tournament fishermen wouldn't see it as a "fishing show" and respect it as a real tournament like it should be.