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Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« on: October 02, 2022, 10:32:31 PM »
Video Shows Fishing Tournament Winners Getting Snagged In Cheating Scandal

The fishing duo posed for a photo with their catch just minutes before an official discovered something inside the animals.



A duo that had been declared winners of a fishing tournament series event were caught in a cheating scandal after a tournament official discovered weights stuffed inside their fish.

Videos from the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship event show teammates Chase Cominsky, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Jake Runyon, of Cleveland posing for a photo with fish just minutes before an official discovers something inside the animals. The two were the season’s leaders for “team of the year,” according to The Herald, a newspaper in Western Pennsylvania.A duo that had been declared winners of a fishing tournament series event were caught in a cheating scandal after a tournament official discovered weights stuffed inside their fish.

The official, who cuts open the fish, shouts, “We got weights in fish,” a revelation that is met with angry yelling from fellow competitors.

You can watch the winners’ initial celebration and the aftermath of the official’s remarks below./i]

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fishing-tournament-cheating-scandal-weight_n_633926d8e4b0b7f89f419d04



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Re: Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2022, 02:21:02 PM »
Gets worst:

Lead weights and lie detectors: The scandal that rocked a Cleveland fishing tournament and became worldwide news

The walleye that swim in the cold, murky depths of Lake Erie are the waters’ apex predator, sleek torpedoes of teeth that dine on shad, minnow and any other fish smaller than themselves. They do not, as far as marine science has determined, dine on lead pellets the size of golf balls or precisely-trimmed fillets of other walleye. So when Jason Fischer, director of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament series, pulled handfuls of lead sinkers and fillets from the bellies of some prize-winning fish, he knew he had a hell of a problem in his hands.



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Re: Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2022, 03:53:46 PM »
I read a little about Runyon and Cominski and they both reminded me of our very own rocky. Caught red handed and didn’t even flinched.

Apparently, these two clowns have been winning fishing championships in the past.



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Re: Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 06:16:35 PM »
I read a little about Runyon and Cominski and they both reminded me of our very own rocky. Caught red handed and didn’t even flinched.

Apparently, these two clowns have been winning fishing championships in the past.

don't say winning but say stealing fishing championships in the past

Up to the committee to prosecute but without evidences of the past, they can't do nothing much.  They got them on this recent gig and so they should be banned from all tourney of the future.  The shame is the hardest to bare.  You bring shame to your family and your last name. 



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Re: Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 10:23:51 AM »
don't say winning but say stealing fishing championships in the past

Up to the committee to prosecute but without evidences of the past, they can't do nothing much.  They got them on this recent gig and so they should be banned from all tourney of the future.  The shame is the hardest to bare.  You bring shame to your family and your last name.

I wonder how they will tread now with their current litigation regarding a 100k+ boat they won 1st place for that wasn’t given to them. These folks like rocky don’t have no shame, can’t invoke no emotion from these sociopaths.



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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2022, 10:55:44 PM »
I read a little about Runyon and Cominski and they both reminded me of our very own rocky. Caught red handed and didn’t even flinched.

Apparently, these two clowns have been winning fishing championships in the past.

Sounds accurate...



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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2022, 10:57:45 PM »
don't say winning but say stealing fishing championships in the past

Up to the committee to prosecute but without evidences of the past, they can't do nothing much.  They got them on this recent gig and so they should be banned from all tourney of the future.  The shame is the hardest to bare.  You bring shame to your family and your last name.

True for most I say but some FRAUDs just don't care due to lack of brain cells, common sense, moral, values...

And yes, when you cheat, it is like 'stealing"..



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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2022, 10:59:06 PM »
Pair accused in fishing scandal won thousands of dollars, boat in string of wins

CLEVELAND (WJW) – The world of competitive fishing, where anglers battle for cash and prizes, is being rocked by a cheating scandal that unfolded at a tournament in Cleveland on Saturday.

The tournament to crown the best walleye fishermen on Lake Erie took a scandalous turn when the local tournament director discovered that the two fishermen considered the team to beat inflated the weight of their catch by stuffing the fish with lead sinkers and then padding the inside of the walleye with fillets, preventing judges from discovering the added weight.

Cleveland fisherman John Stewart witnessed the cheaters being caught red handed.

“That was the shocking part, like ‘oh wow, you really did that.’ Like, it was just so blatant. It was just like they didn’t have a care in the world,” Stewart said.




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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2022, 06:31:53 PM »
'Sick to my stomach:' Fishing experts react to Lake Erie walleye scandal. PORTAGE LAKES, Ohio — Local fishing enthusiasts say a cheating scandal during a Lake Erie tournament last week isn't representative of local anglers or the millions across the U.S. who participate in such competitions and noncompetitive fishing.




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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2022, 11:01:07 PM »
Two men charged in connection with cheating in Lake Erie fishing tournament


Two men have been charged related to allegations of cheating in a Lake Erie walleye tournament, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor announced this afternoon.

Jacob Runyan, 42, and Chase Cominsky, 35, have been charged with cheating, attempted grand theft, possessing criminal tools and unlawful ownership of wild animals, prosecutors said.

“I take every crime seriously, and I believe what these two individuals attempted to do was not only dishonorable but criminal,” Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a press release.

A video posted to Twitter showed Jason Fischer, tournament director for the Lake Erie Walley Trail, cutting open the winning catch of five walleye and finding lead weights and prepared fish filets inside them. Runyan and Cominsky, the winning anglers, were immediately disqualified.

The prosecutor’s office opened an investigation after learning of the cheating allegations.

At stake in tournament: Nearly $30,000 prize
Runyan and Cominsky participating in the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Tournament on Sept. 30 in Cleveland in which fisherman from several states competed to see who could catch the five heaviest walleye in Lake Erie. At stake was a $28,760 prize, according to an investigation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The tournament director sliced open Runyan and Cominsky's fish and found ten weights inside, eight weighing 12 ounces and two weighing eight ounces, along with several walleye filets.

Art Holden:Fischer in a better mood at Holmes Fall Brawl party after dealing with Lake Erie fishing cheating scandal



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Re: Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2022, 11:55:10 PM »
Unfortunately these things do happen and a lot more often, just that they haven't been caught.

On another note how social media is these days.  People = being influencers , but only influencing ignorant masses.  How a person would claim to said caught big fish weighing xx lbs.  I know cuz when I've caught bigger fish and they don't weigh that much.  Even some people who claim to cast xx lure weight xx distance on xx test # line.  When said, I just lose all respect to give any credit to those type of people. 



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Re: Yep, there can be cheating in Lake Erie Walleye fishing too
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2022, 06:41:31 PM »
Fisherman plead not guilty to charges in tournament scandal

Two men accused of stuffing five walleye with lead weights and fish fillets during a lucrative fishing tournament on Lake Erie have pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges. Oct. 26, 2022





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