Results have not yet been posted for the third tournament of the 2012 season but when they are you should pay particular attention to the cost of dead fish. In addition to the loss of fish, the monetary cost this time was $1,200. That was the difference between finishing in first place and 4th place.
Recirculating hot surface water through a livewell is not good enough. Everyone needs to: 1.) Cool the water 2.) Use livewell additives 3.) Oxygenate the water in the livewell.
Yesterday I showed several people the oxygenation system I have put in my livewell. And I have already helped one of our members' order the equipment to add the system to his livewell. This can be done for any livewell and it is too easy and too inexpensive to be ignored. Had yesterday's fourth place team installed the system they would have still had over $900 more in their wallet AFTER having paid for the cost of the equipment than they have today.
Let's stop stressing the fish and throwing money down the drain. Please read my blog titled "Texas Can Teach Us How It's Done" posted on 2/2/12 and get on board.