Minnesota's New Tournament Fees Anger Some, Delight Others

July 29, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“’I still want to puke when I look at an outdoor channel and see guys grabbing a fish out of a tank and running it across a stage like they’ve just won the Boston Marathon,’ [Dave] Zentner said. ‘It just turns me off.’” Anyone looking at fishing tournaments from the outside know they are a mixed blessing: they draw attention to the sport, but they also drive anglers into frenzies that are not always resource-friendly. One has to wonder if the reaction of Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources is not a sign that states are becoming more aware of the downside. Article by the Associated Press in The New York Times.