Welcome to the BassBlaster, your daily email about all things bassin’. Take a sec to forward this Blaster to a bassin’ bud, willya? *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|* Today’s Top 3 1. MO next state with high school bassin’? It’s officially a HS sport in IL and KY: > The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has announced [...]
Well, well, well. That’s a big surprise…not. An article published yesterday in the New York Times mostly about what happened in one saltwater derby manages to use a photo of a largie being measured and then tries to throw bass tourneys under the bus. Surprised? Sheesh. Those weenies wouldn’t know a dang bass from a [...]
One good thing about being a long-time bassin’ head is I get to talk to a lot of people – which pretty much means I ask them a lot of questions. And whenever I talk with someone who fishes tourneys, one question I ask is about cheating. Examples thereof. Why? Because it sort of fascinates [...]
I assume people out Missoura way heard about this one. Somehow we didn’t…hear about the 72-year-old man who allegedly cheated in a bassin’ derby last month. For the juicy deets, will excerpt the MO DNR info: A Warsaw [MO] man faces a felony charge of attempt to steal by deceit for allegedly trying to weigh [...]
Interesting westernbass.com thread a BassParader pointed us to (thanks!) after he saw the pet carrier post. Seems folks out west were wondering if a couple things a fisherman saw and photographed on the Cal Delta could be examples of derby cheating: [I] have stumbled twice on some shady crap. First when the water was pumping [...]
Take a look at the photo at left. Do those things scream, “Put bass in me!” to you? If you were a cheater they might. (If you find the notion of using those things to cheat in a bass derby, then you’re reacting as a non-cheater – which is good!) What prompted this? Check out [...]
[Today is "writing about cheating day" here on BassParade. Wait until you read the piece coming this afternoon.] So why do guys cheat? Is it coin, or being the BMOC? Case in point: Recently a guy in Idaho was caught trying to cheat the Idaho DNR out of $6K bucks. Here’s the story:
Where were you in September 1984? If you were in Texas and part of the fishin’ scene, you may remember articles about a man being killed because of his alleged role in or knowledge of a ring of bass tourney cheaters. Seriously. Don’t ask how I tripped over this because it was one of those [...]
I couldn’t help but notice that some of our visitors here at BassParade have been searching for updates on the Mike Hart investigation. The typical BassParade style is to keep things light and fun (see our previous post) but every now and then we have to put on our big-boy underpants and do some actual [...]
Bass fishing has had quite the string of rules violations lately. Robby Rose and Mike Hart were busted for stuffing weights down bass gullets. Cedric Jerome Perry tried a modern version of staking by hiding fish in a make shift livewell in his vehicle. (Bet that smelled lovely after a day in the parking lot. [...]
Bags? Dude was just caught cheating in the US Open and we are talking about lunch bags?
As everyone knows by now, SoCal fisherman Mike Hart stuffed lead weights down bass’ throats to win (temporarily) the WON Bass US Open – and, according to various news reports, may have done so at other tourneys. Come on there, Mike! That’s soooooo 20th Century. Everyone knows by now that tungsten beats lead hands down. [...]
This story should make Skeet Reese feel better (if misery loves company, that is). Here’s the gist : Team enters expensive fishing tournament. Team catches giant fish and wins $999,453. Tournament Director discovers one team mate fished without a license. Team watches $999,453 slip away!