Bass Buddies Gone Bad

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by TIM HAGAN, Jul 23, 2006.


    TIM HAGAN New Member

    BENTON, Ky.- A pair of fishing buddies were charged with 10 felonies after being accused of cheating in fishing tournaments on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley western Kentucky.

    Marshall and Lyon county grand juries on Tuesday indicted Dwayne E. Nesmith of Island, and Brian K. Thomas, 31, of Dawson Springs on nine counts of theft by deception of over $300 in Marshall County, one count of complicity to commit theft by deception of over $300 and one count of attempted theft by deception of over $300 in Lyon County.

    An investigation of the pair started April 30, when the men allegedly stashed five live bass in a fish basket in the water, then picked them up to weigh in at the Relay for Life Buddy Bass Tournament at The Lake Barkley State Resort Park, state police said.

    Nesmith and Thomas were witnessed picking up the fish early on the morning of April 30, then putting their catch in the boat, Snow said.
    Kentucky State Police Sgt.

    Brent White said Nesmith and Thomas won several thousand dollars and a bass boat worth $30,000 by allegedly catching fish before a tournament, then submitting the fish as being caught during the competition.

    The two men were arrested Tuesday after the grand juries handed up the indictments.
  2. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

    thanks for the post.

    seems like a lot of folks are gettin busted for that kind of crap anymore. I do not think i'll ever fish in a tournament. I just love to fish! :big_smile: