RE: Swindle assists DeFoe It's great when you hear stories of good guys being good guys. As was the case with G-Man and Ott's situation. What happened was perfectly legal and within the rules of the competition. What it does, though, for the causal and generally uneducated audience of bass fishing competition is make them think that fishing is just "luck". No skills involved, randomness, who can get the luckiest, no strategy, no game planning, doesn't involve hard work and dedication.
Ask most people who watch NFL football and a lot would say they have never played football at any level. But for some reason they understand all the rules and most would say there is no "luck" involved. Some would even say playing at that level takes a lot of hard work, dedication and a whole lot of skills.
If "Elites" means we keep being "the good ol' boys," then keep the rules the same. But if it means top-tier competition with no gray areas with clear-cut rules then maybe we should ask ourselves if we really need to pay an entry fee to go fish a public lake to be "good ol' boys" on the weekends.