Something fishy: Indiana man caught allegedly cheating in Illinois bass fishing tournament

Something fishy: Indiana man caught allegedly cheating in Illinois bass fishing tournament
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGN) — An Indiana man allegedly cheated in an Illinois bass fishing tournament earlier this month by bringing fish across state lines and trying to pass them off as tournament catches.

According to a news release Thursday from the state, Illinois Conservation Police received information on May 10 that 49-year-old David Moore, of St. John’s Ind., was hiding fish on a stringer on the Calumet River. A Cal Sag Bass Anglers tournament was scheduled for the following morning, May 11, on at Waterfront Marina on Little Calumet River in Burnham, Ill., in Chicago’s south suburbs, close to the Indiana border.


Cal Sag Bass Anglers tournament rules state waters are off-limits the day before an event.

The following morning, the state says, conservation police watched the location where the tip came in and observed Moore…

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