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 internet click here/click there things, but here’s all you need to know. I’m assuming and hoping it never got this far before or since.
From The Milwaukee Journal, Sept. 5, 1984:
> Liver tests showed that the two DQd bass were from Florida, not Texas.
Some more excerpts from other papers, followed by the full original article. Crazy. Anyone know if the Texas Bass Act was passed?
Full Milwaukee Journal article (click to see a little bigger):