So may questions. How does someone cheat at fishing?
The would-be winners of almost $29,000 at an Ohio fishing tournament were disqualified on Friday, after it was discovered their fish were stuffed with lead weights and fish fillets.
Jason Fischer, director of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament, told CNN he was immediately suspicious when one team’s fish weighed almost twice what he expected they would at the Cleveland championship weigh-in.
The walleye in the bucket looked like they should each weigh around 4 pounds, but the total weight indicated they would have to be at least 7 pounds each, he said.
“I thought, there’s just no way,” he said. “I could also hear the crowd grumbling, like ‘no way, there’s no way.’ “
“I physically felt the fish, I could feel hard objects inside the fish,” he said.
Throw the book at ‘em, demands another professional angler:
One of the winners at an Ohio fishing tournament this past weekend hopes two alleged cheaters face the maximum penalty as a result of the cheating scandal that’s rocked the competitive fishing world.
“I just hope they get them for everything they can for what they’ve done,” said Steve Hendricks, who along with his teammate won Team of the Year after the two apparent cheaters were disqualified.
Given the prize stakes, maybe this could actually be actionable? I mean $29K Ameros could buy a lot of bait. [“Thanks, I’ll see myself out.”]
When I was a kid, my dad would tell stories about the shark in the lake that got his fish as he was reeling it in. That’s a kind of cheating, right? Mean old shark.