Tony, I heard they are targeting smaller females and males to reduce the pressure and stress on big cows, so the tournaments are as conservation minded as possible. While it won't be as exciting as bringing in a big fish, I see their point and agree. Plus, these fish have to fit in fish tubes to keep them alive. it's easier to keep a smaller fish alive and healthy in a tube.
I think the redfish tournaments have a slot because those are the regulations made by states. It has nothing to do with FLW.
I really don't think the tournaments will overcrowd our waters from their publicity. YOu may get a few guys book guided trips from seeing it on TV, but I don't think we'll see a difference.
I think I'll probably go to one or two events that are closer to me. It's an interesting looking tournament and I'd like to fish a couple.