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Lake Erie Walleye Trail: Cheating scandal rocks Ohio fishing tournament

Lake Erie Walleye Trail: Cheating scandal rocks Ohio fishing tournament

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CNN  —  There’s something fishy going on in the competitive fishing world. The would-be winners of almost $29,000 at an Ohio fishing tournament were disqualified on Friday, after it was discovered their fish were stuffed with lead weights and fish fillets. Jason Fischer, director of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament, told CNN he was immediately suspicious when one team’s fish weighed almost twice what he expected they would at the Cleveland championship weigh-in. The walleye in the bucket looked like they should each weigh around 4 pounds, but the total weight indicated they would have to be at least 7 pounds each, he said. “I thought, there’s just no way,” he said. “...