When money is on the line, sometimes it brings out the worst in human nature, and a Kentucky angler will have kayak tournament directors across the country taking a closer look at photos submitted in CPR events nationwide.
In this case, CPR stands for Catch-Photo-Release, a common practice in kayak tournaments where fish are measured for length, not weight. Typically, fish are photographed lying on a measuring board, with a unique tournament identifier displayed in the picture.
Following the completion of a Kayak Bass Series event earlier this month on the Dale Hollow Reservoir on the Kentucky/Tennessee border, Andrew Shepherd was booted from the competition for allegedly submitting falsified photos.
Apparently, Shepherd came up with a unique way to create the illusion that he had caught some lunker fish: he used altered measuring devices that he had allegedly removed sections from that were hidden by the fish’s body.
One measuring board apparently had 4 inches removed.
For more information on how Shepherd got busted, read the full story from our friends at North Carolina Sportsman by clicking here.