Has anyone on this site ever thought about having a weekend species scramble. It could start on a Friday AM and end on Sunday PM during mid to late May or even on a weekend during the June species contest (i.e. a separate contest that could also take part during the June contest).
A contest like this would have several benefits. I have a feeling that the majority of people on this site are unable to fish and travel across the US for the entire month of June. I have much respect for the ability to catch 70-90+ species in a month, but the June contest has turned into a 1-2 man contest, due to an inability for the rest of the field to travel and fish for the entire month of June.
A big portion of any contest is having competition. A contest that is limited to the duration of a single weekend would likely allow many more people to have a chance at winning. It would force people to plan and be as efficient as possible to put up a big number in a short time. Rather than a showcase of who can travel to the most places, those who compete would have to pick a couple areas that would allow them to catch many different species in a short time.
Just a thought, but I'd be interested to hear other people's opinions as well.