I want to break some fishing records.

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    Here's my idea. I will buy fishing licenses in three different states on their opening days. I do this for a few years even though I never actually go fishing. I found one state where the Northern Pike record is 9 pounds 8 ounces and two more barely over 10 pounds. I install a huge live well in my truck. It is not that ungodly rare to catch Northerns 12 or even over 20 pounds in Minnesota. Our state record is 45 pounds 12 ounces. Now, I need to have an aquarium at home in order to keep three of the biggest alive over the years because I want to absolutely smash these records. I involve my brothers and nephews and tell them I will purchase Northerns over a certain size if they are still alive. When I have them ready, my brother and I drive down in separate vehicles, me with the northerns in my live well. We get a hotel and I swap one to his truck and we go establish a record with him as my witness. The fact that it is on record that I have been purchasing fishing licenses every year there makes it less suspicious. Now, the goal is to break the record in 3 states in one single day.
     
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    It always helps to have the right tackle...

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    Do Pike taste good? I fish for about 3 things: Reds, Yellows, or Bass. Sometimes I end up with some Flounder or Angelfish or Sheephead. It's all pretty good. :04:
     
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    Northern Pike taste very good. It's best to get the Y-bones out when you fillet them.
     
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    So then what’s the final game plan? Parlay the records into bribing your kids’ way into elite colleges?
     
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    Walleye is the only fish I seek here.
    Northerns are tasty if you can get the Y bones out, but Walleye and Jumbo perch have that nice flaky white meat I prefer.
    I do catch some massive Northerns on light Walleye gear a lot and that is a fun fight.
     
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    Better check with DNR if that fits within transport rules.
    Don't have the book in front of me, but rules have changed regarding transport of water from infected lakes with Zebra Mussels forcing draining of all water from boats and livewells.
     
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    Cheaters never win, and here's proof of five tournament anglers that got what they deserved for unfair play.
    The drive to win can be all-consuming and destructive.

    Regardless, fishing is a hobby that celebrates skill, selection and the tiniest bit of luck.

    Here are five cases of when the crime of cheating didn't pay off.

    1. Bringing caged bass to a tournament
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    Marshall County Sheriff's Office
    Lake Guntersville anglers Gary Minor, Jr. and Robert Gillaspie were charged with "Tampering with a Sports Contest," a misdemeanor in the state of Alabama, for bringing bass to weigh-in that were caught prior to the tournament and kept in a cage at a dock.






    The two anglers were given a 1-year suspended jail sentence if they served 30 days, completed 400 hours of community service at the Lake Guntersville State Park and paid $1,000 each plus court costs. After being sent to jail, they were given the option to make a $1,000 bond under the condition that they forfeit their hunting and fishing privileges.

    2. The lake switch
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    Park Rapids Enterprise
    Minnesota angler and Park Rapid American Legion Community Fishing Derby participant, Alfred Mead, confessed to bringing two northern pike that were caught at another lake to the tournament.

    The 72-year-old man has two prior gaming convictions and a long trail of suspicious tournament winnings. He pled guilty to a felony charge of "Theft by Swindle."

    Mead received a week's stay at the Hubbard County Jail, as well as four years probation, a $200 fine, is barred from the American Legion for the duration of his probation, barred from fishing in tournaments for four years, and barred from hunting and fishing for two years.

    The maximum penalty for his crime is five years in jail and a $10,000 fine, so technically the old man got off easy. The grand prize in the tournament was a $10,000 purse.

    3. Splitting the game fish winnings
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    Georgia DNR with an 11.5 pound bass purchased from recreational anglers during tournament play
    Georgia anglers Ronnie Eunice and Brandon Smith purchased an 11.5-pound bass from recreational anglers Dustin Miller and Sarah Demott during a tournament in Georgia. Eunice and Smith offered to weigh the bass and then offered the other two anglers cash for the fish to win the big bass pot of $305.

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division issued charges for "illegal buying and selling of game fish," as well as issuing an additional citation to Miller for fishing without a license. The bass was dead by the time it was confiscated by GA DNR officials.

    4. Theft by deception
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    Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department
    Iowa anglers Aaron Lauber and Jason Schuttlerof, 23 and 25 and the time, were charged with felony counts of theft by deception after the Iowa DNR investigated a tip about their fish being caught outside the duration of the tournament.

    Teams paid $75 to enter the state-sponsored tournament, called the "Clear Lake Yellow Bass Bonanza," which consisted of a grand prize of $1,500 in cash as well as a $1,000 Cabela's gift package.

    5. Altering the fin
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    Wood County Sheriff's Office
    Texas angler David Neal Prickey, admitted to Game Wardens that he had altered the cadual fin of a largemouth bass caught on Lake Fork during the Sealy Big Bass Splash tournament so the fish would fit within the lake's slot limit.

    Tournament prizes included a new truck, boat and thousands of dollars in cash winnings. Prickey was charged with Fraud in a Fishing Tournament with Prizes Greater than $10,000. The charge is a third degree felony in the state.

    All of these anglers learned the hard way that crime doesn't pay.
     
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    That's too bad that it is illegal. It would have been absolutely hilarious if someone broke several state records in different states on the same day with a scheme like that. It would be even funnier when people caught on.
     
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    Yep...
    Dumbshits get busted doing this shit all the time.
    Some have even jammed lead weights into the fish's gut to bring the weight up.
    The polygraph is even used when suspicions arise.
     
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