Men accused of keeping fish in secret pen to cheat in tournament


GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Two bass fishermen were arrested in Alabama last week for allegedly using previously-caught fish in tournaments, according to a report by WHNT-TV.

Gary Minor Jr. and Robert Gillaspie allegedly held bass in an underwater pen, then claimed the bass were caught in tournaments on Lake Guntersville, where dozens of fishing tournaments are held every year, the report said.

L to R: Gary Minor, Jr. and Robert Gillaspie (Photos: Marshall County Sheriff’s Office)

L to R: Gary Minor, Jr. and Robert Gillaspie (Photos: Marshall County Sheriff’s Office)

Minor and Gillaspie face misdemeanor charges of “tampering with sport contest” – a relatively minor offense in the court system, but very serious to the people who make a living on the lake.

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3 comments

  • Cartman

    This would be funny if not for the fact that such contests involve BIG money. They should be charged with a felony.

  • jamie

    i agree cartman, It’s a disgrace for people to try and cheat just to win and take everyone else’s chances away, They should be charged with a felony

  • Tony Parton

    It’s just like taking cash right out of the fisherman’s wallet
    Don’t prosecute just turn them over to their competitors

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