While reading Pete Aleshire’s June 11, 2010, “Bass tourney snarled in tangle of red tape” article, I wonder why the Payson Town Council, i.e., the chamber of commerce, can think that they are so special that rules that everyone else must abide by shouldn’t apply to them?
Is this the kind of a lesson you want taught to your children? The lesson the kids should be learning is the importance and benefits of the bass 13- to 16-inch release ruling being a solid fish management tool. It is in place for a reason.
Do you think that all bass tournaments should be exempt from rules or just the ones held in the Payson neighborhood that are on TV?
The “tangle of red tape” is not a tangle nor is it red tape. It is plain and simple a straight-forward game fish regulation.
Rosey is a really wonderful special lake that should be enjoyed by all in an equal way. It should not be a cash cow to be used for making money.