High Speed and Bass Boats

Do you have to run 70mph to win a bass tournament? We think it's nuts but the pros bet on it.

We found this story in a website in the Ozark Mountains, but the content of the story - how fast does a bass boat really need to be - is something that sure hits home here in Florida, where the boats on the big lakes are so costly and so fast and so scary they seem out of reach of the average human. Read the story and you make the call:

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Readers who took to social media were quick to point out that the overwhelming majority of fishing boats have much smaller motors. Presnall agreed, noting the popular models of fishing boats only have the capacity to go 35 to 50 miles per hour and even the big ones typically top out at 70 or 75 miles per hour.

"From a practical standpoint, you don't need to go over 70 miles per hour to do most of what you want to do on the water," he said.

The story came from The Springfield News Leader.

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