Angler Charged is Alleged Cheating Scam in Kayak Fishing Tournament
Breaking News – Vance McCullough
Texas game wardens took a man into custody after a kayak bass tournament on Decker Lake.
He was charged with fraud in a bass tournament. Apparently, he cut the tail off his first fish and used it to ‘lengthen’ subsequent fish in subsequent photos during catch-photograph-release events wherein fish are judged by length, not weight.
He covered the joint between the two tails with his hand, a practice he is said to have engaged in during multiple tournaments over several years.
Suspicion had surfaced as other anglers examined his on-line photos over time and they often looked, well, not quite right. TPWD inspected his kayak and found a severed fish tail. The man initially denied wrong-doing, saying he found the tail in some reeds and was going to turn it in.
Um . . . what?
He later admitted guilt, adding that he had pulled this trick on multiple occasions.
Does the fish in this picture look a bit disproportioned?