Daily monitoring keeps anglers accountable

Masks, social distancing, elimination of weigh-in audiences — B.A.S.S. remains committed to promoting safe practices among tournament staff and competitors, while respecting the local regulations for event sites.

The SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River saw another level of safeguarding, as B.A.S.S. has partnered with CrewMinders, which provides organizations with an automated Covid-19 safety check platform.

Essentially, CrewMinders allows B.A.S.S. to send event staff and Elite competitors a daily text with a link to a customized safety assessment checklist. By responding to these health-related questions, individuals can self-certify before arriving at the tournament site.

Elite angler John Crews described the CrewMinders system as a quick and convenient way to keep everyone on the same page.

“It keeps people accountable for making sure that they feel 100 percent,” Crews said. “A lot of times, I feel like people — especially men — will have a tendency to say ‘I’ll be okay’ and they may not feel 100 percent.

“The CrewMinders deal just keeps them accountable for their well-being and that of everyone else, as well. That’s one of the hardest things with all that we have going on — to make large groups accountable at all times.”