You know he’s desperate when he makes his fish smaller

A Wood County grand jury has indicted a fisherman accused of cheating in a fishing tournament.

Terry Keith Long from Bridgeport allegedly trimmed the tail of a bass to meet weigh-in requirements, in order to qualify for a tournament prize at the McDonald Big Bass Splash on Lake Fork, according to a release by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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5 Responses to You know he’s desperate when he makes his fish smaller

  1. John h says:

    Ive never heard of those slot limits before. Its usually the opposite. Nuthin under 16” and nuthin over 24”. Not anything over 16” or over 24” but it could b a new bass rule for lake fork cause they have so many large bass. My wife and i fished it for a wk in the late spring one yr and had a moderate size catch but nuthin to write home sbout but i can see how it could b good if u knew the lake better’n we did. They cut off grain silos for hatcheries before they started floodin the lake and stocked em w/ bass, crappie, catfish. And others. So its a well managed habitat i guess.
    John h.
    Ps pay attention to the lake maps they hand out. The idle zones are marked for a reason. We saw many nice bassboats w/ the motors hanging on by the control cables cause the driver hit a stump at 40-50 mph. It will ruin ur trip.

  2. SgtBob says:

    Water levels rise quickly in Texas lakes, and what was visible yesterday you won’t see until it’s about three feet away next day. You hear “Stump!” it’s too late to steer.

  3. pigpen51 says:

    You know, the do say size isn’t everything. Or so I have heard that they say it to other guys.

  4. Veeshir says:

    Why are the police involved in that? Just take away his prize and/or don’t let him compete again.
    There’s no need for the police to be involved.

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