Unfortunately the BASS(Bassmaster) TOUR will not be coming out west this year. The officialy TOUR schedule was announced earlier. Of course all the tournaments are back East including a bunch in Alabama. I guess all the bitching the pros did while they were here(California) this year in April did them good. I sat at the dinner table one night with Denny and Chad Brauer, Tom Mann Jr., and Mark Davis and all they did was cry about how they had to drive all the way to California. What they seem to forget is the fact that all the Western Pros had to drive back and forth all Spring to fish the TOUR this past year. And these jokers bitch because they had to make ONE trip this year. I know for a fact that some of the western pros drove back and forth up to 5 times this year. They even said that if BASS was to have any TOUR events out west next year, 2004, then they would already have their mind made up as to which tour they would fish. ie FLW instead of BASS. What these crybabies seem to forget is the fact that if it wasn't for BASS they would not be fishing for a living. So much for helping out those who helped you out. They are starting to become like REAL Professional athletes, no loyalty!. The official excuse BASS made as to why they are not having any TOUR events out west this year, "we are bringing back the Western OPENS this year". Big Deal, the OPENS are for anyone who wants to enter, not just the pros.