Letter to the Editor: Fish story
BY Jeane Martin, Broken Arrow
Sunday, February 03, 2013
2/03/13 at 8:00 AM
I'm happy to see Grand Lake "win" the BassMaster Tournament. It's great to see all the improvements and additions to the area. I'm sure it will be a financial plus to Grove, Tulsa and the entire surrounding area. However, being a tree hugger and a for-fun, catch-and-release bass fisherman, I must jump on my high horse and ride - if only for a short distance.
I've fished a few local tourneys, and I know how quickly the "stars" of this show can die, in spite of efforts to the contrary. It's a long drive from Grand Lake to the BOK Center (tournament weigh-in site), especially if you're a bass. Could we hear something about the efforts made to keep the loss at a minimum?
I know, many of you are cracking up at this concern, but that's because you obviously don't know or care anything about "a stupid fish" or how long it takes a bass to get to 10 pounds, or the environmental importance of their existence. Rabbits, they are not.
You can only laugh at my concern if you have never felt the sudden blood rush when you realize Bertha is on the other end of your line, never had the "Hoo-wa" moment of landing that baby, and then the quiet, pleased contentment of slipping her back into the water - seeing the quick flash as she disappears into safety, where she will wait to tease you another day.
But I digress. Back to the question.
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