“Simple, Honest Mistake” Costs Bass Angler $100K

"Simple, Honest Mistake" Costs Bass Angler $100K
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A “simple, honest mistake” cost Barron Adams a first-place finish

mistake costs bass angler 100k

Professional angler Barron Adams boats a bass during a tournament. Barron Adams Fishing via Facebook

Last Sunday was a sad ending to what should have been a banner weekend for professional bass fisherman Barron Adams. The 41-year-old angler from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, was competing in a National Professional Fishing League tournament on Wright Patman Lake in East Texas, and he fished well throughout the three-day event. Going into the final weigh-in on April 23, Adams had the heaviest total weight of bass and was looking at a $100,000 payday.

But the devil is in the details, as they say—and fishing is no exception. Because when NPFL tournament organizers did their due diligence after the weigh-in, they discovered that Adams did not have a valid Texas fishing license in his possession. Adams was disqualified as a result.

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