No, it's not jumping naked into rivers from overpasses. Contemplating how to make a sport out of catching smallies but keeping the conservation end of things kosher.
I'm thinking something like tiathalon type event. Like the Amazing Race plus smallmouth fishing.
Start at a certain time with the objective of catching (and releasing) at least one 12" Smallmouth Bass out of as many running bodies of water as possible in a given time frame (8 hours).
I like this idea, as it challenges the mapping skills, sense of direction, and encourages anglers to leave their comfort zones. I imagine to score upwards of 10 points, one might have to be in pretty good shape!
1 point per river/creek, 2 points for largest average size bass. Fish would need to be photographed with time stamped shot clearly indicating length.
Just to return your mind to something pleasant after that horrible first image...
What do you think?