Bass fishing tournament director makes good call at windy Lake Mead

A tip of the hat goes to Billy Egan, tournament director for the WON Bass U.S. Open bass fishing tournament that took place from Monday to Wednesday at Lake Mead. Egan puts on a good tournament, but he also showed great judgment in canceling the first day when Lake Mead revealed its ugly, windy side.

During the years I worked as a game warden at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, rescuing boaters after a powerful windstorm was the norm. While local meteorologists always do their best to get the word out beforehand, some boaters simply choose to ignore their warnings. Keep in mind that most recreational boaters spend fairly little time on the water despite their claims to the contrary.

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