....don't be surprised, most ALL the fishermen I ever knew were too laid back and the 'sport' let them be cool and relaxed,,,, thats why it is so sad that someone just HAD to be greedy, and unscrupulous (sic).........
Back in the early 90's,, my brother & I fished some team type Bass Tournaments. We'd do ok,, and won a few things. But yes,, cheaters are everywhere,, and the sponsors try HARD to figure out ways to prevent things like this.
But it happens,, even at smaller tournaments.
I just read up on this and watched it. That's some high level stupid in those cheaters! They didn't think anybody would notice
the weight of the fish compared to normal for that size fish. Didn't think anybody might pick one up and feel those chicken egg
sized sinkers? They should get their ass's beat for a lack of creativity and insulting everybody else's intelligence.... then a second time
for the actual cheating.
I imagine they'll be famous in fishing competition for a loooong time!
What's really sad about this is, (if the info I heard is correct), they needed something like 18 1/2 pounds to take first place and if they hadn't added the weights the fish would have come in a couple of pounds over that weight so they would have won legitimately.
The men are accused of stuffing lead weights and fish fillets into walleye in an attempt to win the Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament, which had a prize of $28,760.
The anglers, Jacob Runyan, 42, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Chase Cominski, 35, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, were indicted in Cleveland on felony charges of cheating, attempted grand theft, possessing criminal tools, and misdemeanor charges of unlawfully owning wild animals. They're due to be arraigned on Oct. 26.