The onshore division is paid by the number of participants entered. The onshore division has actually taken money from other categories to pay out the guaranteed money. In a nut shell the on shore division can't support itself, let alone pay more money. Last year the largest fish was actually caught from shore, but the ticket holder who posessed a boat ticket chose to weigh it under the shore division. The options have opened for shore anglers who still choose to not participate. The expansion of weigh in stations will hopefully increse participation drastically increasing pay-out for all. The pay out numbers are based on last year participation, and more anglers will produce more pay out. We can't balance funds from other categories to pay for a tournament that can't support itself. I see positive things coming if the shore anglers participate.