I am writing in response to the personal observation of a VERY disappointing show of sportsmanship and professionalism of the bass fishing tournament community, during a recent weigh-in held at OShaughnessy last weekend at the last NBAA event. Being a bass tournament angler myself, I know tempers flare amongst competing anglers in search of prey, often thinking they were cut off, spots were taken, etc. leaving people concerned about rule breaking or unfairness of a specific person or team. Well, on Saturday I decided to stick around the weigh-in to see what is was taking to win on the lake. As an innocent bystander, I was really impressed with the diversity of anglers. I saw young, old, men, women, children, comprised of multiple ethnicities. I am glad to see that bass fishing is gaining popularity outside of the stereotypical beer drinkin, white tee shirt cut off at the sleeve wearing, chewing tobacco dripping down the chin redneck that many people outside of the sport think we are. Kudos to all. Now the turning point, half way through the weigh-in I witnessed two individuals in a sort of confrontation, becoming verbally engaged. Things got worse as the two became belligerent acting as if it was coming to blows. One guy threw is pop down and took off his rain suit. I witnessed the two arguing for a few minutes when they seemed to come to some sort of a settlement. I wasnt that concerned, but then a few minutes later one of the original individuals arguing seemed to be in yet another argument with one of the NBAA officials/helpers. Again a verbal argument ensued. At this point the tournament director looked as if he was trying to tell the two to stop or leave. Instead of the official showing professionalism and/or respect, he took off his official shirt and kept arguing. How low can one get? Things did settle down, but I was left with a very poor opinion of the NBAA circuit. This incident may seem petty or over emphasized, but I think we need to consider the ramifications it has on tournament bass fishing from the general public observing such an event. It just keeps the stereotype alive and well for us all. The director should have disqualified and banned ALL parties involved from the circuit. As for the initial incident, the angler upset should have filed a written protest as stated in the rules and not take things into his own hands. As for the official actively participating in the fight, he above all others, is there to represent our sport and what he did, I hope does not represent where the future of this circuit or sport is headed.