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Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Nobody likes a cheater: A look at how tournaments handle dishonesty

Lake Erie Walleye Tournament Trail Director Jason Fischer (left) confronts angler Jacob Runyan (right) with lead weights that were stuffed into the bellies of walleyes caught by Runyan and his partner, Chase Cominsky (not pictured) during a tournament last fall on Lake Erie. (Photo courtesy of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail)

“Your Cheatin’ Heart” was a song made popular by Hank Williams Sr. around country singing circles. It could be the theme song for a relatively small group of anglers who don’t play by the rules when it comes to competitive fishing contests that involve derbies and tournaments.

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