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VOTE! What do you think about the Red River cancellation?

February 10, 2010 3 comments
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Safety should have been the Pros’ Responsibility at the FLW Red River Event

February 10, 2010 1 comment

David Dudley strongly believed conditions were unsafe to fish. (Photo courtesy of Rob Newell, FLW Outdoors)

Two articles this morning from the Shreveport Times indicate that canceling the Red River event was hardly a “no-brainer” decision.  The articles indicate that Chad Mogenthaler and David Dudley led a group of about 100 anglers that were in favor of canceling the event.  Apparently the group was so adamant and vocal that they left Charlie Evans with no choice but to cancel.  Here are links to the articles:

Part of the allure of the sport is that it pits man against nature.  Anglers are challenged to catch fish in conditions that the typical recreational angler would never fish in.  Anyone who has fished a tournament in less than perfect conditions recognizes the extremes these anglers go through to catch those little green fish.  We admire their grit.  We admire their determination.

For the real fan of the sport, tournaments with tough conditions are the most exciting to watch.

David Dudley and company put the FLW leadership on the spot and left them with no choice but to cancel the event due to liability reasons.  The FLW’s hand was forced due to co-angler safety.  It is a shame. Read more…

FLW Red River Event Canceled!

February 9, 2010 2 comments

Bassfan is reporting that the FLW Tour opener was canceled today due to high water. The event will be rescheduled for later in the season.

CORRECTION:  The event will NOT be rescheduled.  FLW says the season will be shortened to five events.  Thanks to Jeff for the heads up!

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