Wow! 12 solid hours on a boat! That's a love of fishing!
Yes, the Bassmaster is like this. Tomorrow is a practice day for the contestants, and some have been here for a few weeks already, scouting out locations. The allowed rivers are the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio, up to certain lock and dams on each river, and also some tributaries. Wow! That's a lot of area to scout out. The anglers can bring back 5 bass a day, of at least 12 inches long. The bass are brought back in "livewells" to be weighed. The greatest total weight over the 3 tournament days (Friday-Sunday) wins. The fish are released after weigh-in. I wonder if they put something like Amquel into the livewells??