All 21 boats have shipped out on a beautiful day down here in Guana Cay. None are back to the docks yet, perhaps not surprisingly. As for those rule changes I alluded to in an earlier blog, I got word from tournament organizer and Active Interest’s VP of marketing, Jen Jones. Jones told me that among others, rule changes include: a lower minimum on the dock, dredging is allowed, and one pro angler is now allowed on the boat. There have also been women’s and junior angler divisions added. These are all big changes that anglers have expressed acute interest in. The BBC is hoping the rule changes make the contest more fun and competitive, and of course, help it grow. Which it seems like it most likely will do. Lots of optimism on these docks right now, and rightly so, in my opinion.
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