I've been saying for years that B.A.S.S. and FLW honchos should be paying a salary of sorts or some kind of compensation to their players. I bet there is plenty of money at the top to do this. Randy Blaukat is spot-on that this sport's costs are out of control. B.A.S.S. and FLW know this, but really don't care. It's dog eat dog.
Maybe the pros get together and go on strike stick together on this. I would be perfectly happy to not see any TV fishing for awhile if this is what it takes to make these big shots listen. No players, no game.
BassFan says: Professional bass fishermen are not a labor force they're all independent contractors, and it's mostly dog-eat-dog among their ranks as well. A tournament boycott would not benefit the sport's top performers whatsoever and therefore is extremely unlikely to occur. No game, no tournament winnings, no sponsorship exposure ... no good.