Real-time imaging sonar (e.g., Garmin Livescope, Lowrance LiveTarget) is a game changing technology that has been instrumental in tournament fishing recently. Anglers who have taken the time to “master” the technology have often scored huge wins while those who have yet to adopt this new approach have had difficulty at times keeping up. As a result, it is quickly becoming a prerequisite for tournament anglers in order to remain competitive.
There have been situations in the past where major tournaments have restricted usage of certain items that have created a substantial competitive advantage. For example, many bass fishing tournaments no longer permit the use of A-Rigs (Alabama Rigs).
In your opinion, should real-time imaging sonar be banned from tournaments?
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