What on earth? It happened again!
“A less dramatic version of the Weight Gate scandal that rocked the professional fishing world in October 2022 took place over the weekend in Dunkirk, New York. On July 30, a competitor in the Bart’s Cove Walleye Duel was caught stuffing walleyes to increase their weight.”
According to Dac Collins via Outdoor Life, the tournament consisted of over 30 teams, and “each boat was after the heaviest bag of six walleyes”. They were all competing for cash and an all-inclusive trip to Panama.
The tournament organizer, Mark Mohr, cut open the submitted fish and discovered that a competitor, Pete Smith, had stuffed two of his walleyes with smaller fish and Mohr also found a 12-inch walleye with its tail cut off inside one of Smith’s fish and he also had a walleye with an entire perch in it.
Read the full article here.