RE: Sealy Big Bash Splash – Sealy hopes/predicts up to 10,000 entries for the 35th anniversary tournament? When do we reach the point of diminishing return by putting too many participants on a body of water all at once?
I’ve been involved with youth and high school bass events for years and I’m becoming increasingly concerned about the number of tournaments that have unlimited entries. The business of bass tournaments is good and the demand is strong at all levels, but I think we’re doing so at a very high cost.
Placing hundreds of boats on any body of water is irresponsible and short-sighted. The local tourism boards are going to hurt themselves in the long run.
We all say “grow the sport,” but at what cost?