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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

• Breaking News: FLW Red River Tourney Canceled

According to a recent tweet on Twitter via Jason Puris, aka The_Fin, the FLW tournament on the Red River has been canceled due to conditions.

The rising water level and bad conditions had something to do with the decision. I did some reading after writing up my initial draft of this post and learned several pro anglers had safety concerns, so a meeting was held and the tournament was given a no-go.

Word from various sources lately implied many anglers were having a tough time catching fish anyway. It might have been a rather uneventful weigh-in. High water on the river tends to shut down the public ramps pretty quick. That's how it goes, I suppose.

I'm left wondering why they didn't move the tournament like Shreveport officials were able to do for the WBT Championship. I'm also left wondering if it had more to do with the lack of bites than the safety concerns. Don't get me wrong. The river is certainly a dangerous place when high. I completely understand the level of concern. I just know that it was high during the Classic and when the WBT Championship was threatened by much higher water mind you, most had the opinion that the pros should be able to handle it, regardless of gender. On the other hand, at the Classic, the stump fields were a problem for a few boaters. I'll just say I have some doubts on this one.

My Fantasy Fishing roster was all lined up too. Had my camera, bag, gloves, and hat ready to go for the weigh-in. Bummer.

Some additional reading:
FLWOutdoors: FLW Tour event on Red River canceled
Shreveport Times: FLW cancels Red River event
Breaking News: FLW Tour Red River Tournament Canceled
BassFan(Scroll down to "Red River event jeopardized?")


Tami Curtis Jennings said...

Interesting. Thanks for the post...I hadn't heard about it yet until now.