More beating of the dead horse.
That’s what makes the canal the canal. Biking up and down looking for breaking fish makes sense. Maybe they want to do some fishing before work because that’s the only time they have to fish and they only have a few hours. Ya they are going to miss some fish that they can’t see but that’s just how some guys choose to fish it. It’s not realistic for some people to jig all night.
Weighing a big fish via boga is not good for the fish. It is the best way to weigh them and I understand why people use them but ideally we need to keep them in the water for best chance of survival post release! What I have noticed is that people aren’t ready for the pic and release which extends the time the fish is out of the water, phone not ready, their friend is 20 yards away, etc.
Unfortunately, as discussed before a million times on this forum, the culture nowadays is less focused on the fishing (prepping gear, scouting, enjoying nature, time with friends) and more about showing off your catch with social media.