Today’s big fishing tournament blast-offs are orderly. In 1973, not so much.
Big money fishing tournaments now follow a strict order for how boats proceed to begin the day. The numbers are called and boats file in line before taking off. The faster boat has an advantage as does crazy driving. Don’t be the last to the spot or you may not get to fish there.
In 1973, during one of the very first Bassmaster Classics this is how it played out. All of the boats were identical meaning it was up to the driver’s ability to pass someone on the way to their honey hole. The video is awesome and if they did things now with boats that drive twice as fast it would get really interesting.