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#11120753 - 09/22/15 06:35 PM Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ
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Mark turned himself in to Trip, stating he briefly forgot about the no snag rule on Sturgeon Bay and kept the fish. Takes a lot of character and a class act to turn yourself in after the tournament and miss the Bassmaster Classic because of it. Great man.

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#11120796 - 09/22/15 07:02 PM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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#11120856 - 09/22/15 07:28 PM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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Good read. Mark is a man of honor
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#11120935 - 09/22/15 08:06 PM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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#11121705 - 09/23/15 06:50 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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He is a man of integrity. That had to be hard to do.

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#11121756 - 09/23/15 07:34 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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#11121762 - 09/23/15 07:40 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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I guess i'm kinda on the flip side on this. Looks like he knowingly broke the rules, weighed his fish, walked across the stage with it in the back of his mind. Then got home that night and felt bad about it and turned himself in. IMO I give more credit and class to the guys that threw those fish back on the water when nobody was looking. Im glad he did the right thing but I don't think he should be commended for it. Prob a great guy and a great fishermen.... Just my .02 cents.

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#11121828 - 09/23/15 08:06 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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Good for him. But this makes me wonder how often something like this may happen and we NOT hear about it. Even in the Major League like Menendez.
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#11121829 - 09/23/15 08:07 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: Barrett]
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Originally Posted By: Barrett
I guess i'm kinda on the flip side on this. Looks like he knowingly broke the rules, weighed his fish, walked across the stage with it in the back of his mind. Then got home that night and felt bad about it and turned himself in. IMO I give more credit and class to the guys that threw those fish back on the water when nobody was looking. Im glad he did the right thing but I don't think he should be commended for it. Prob a great guy and a great fishermen.... Just my .02 cents.

Kind of how I feel about it. Well said.
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#11121886 - 09/23/15 08:29 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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He did the right thing, why cast a shadow over it. We as natural men usually don't immediately recognize wrong doing and confess sin. It often takes a while for God to work on us and for us to humble ourselves enough to make things right. What a cool story! It always pays in ways that really count to do the right thing!
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#11121926 - 09/23/15 08:40 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: Bass Buster1]
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Originally Posted By: Bass Buster1
He did the right thing, why cast a shadow over it. We as natural men usually don't immediately recognize wrong doing and confess sin. It often takes a while for God to work on us and for us to humble ourselves enough to make things right. What a cool story! It always pays in ways that really count to do the right thing!

I agree with this rather than the downer side of thinking.. He got excited like many of us do, stuff happens..
Any wrong has been righted, why always try to tear something good down. That's whats wrong with a lot of things these days imo..
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#11121932 - 09/23/15 08:43 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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Just wondering if maybe his marshal turned him in and BASS gave him a way out. I know first hand some of these boys will bend the rules a little when it benefits them

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#11121964 - 09/23/15 09:00 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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He did the right thing.

Go to the Sturgeon Bay BassCam, scroll down, watch a video called "ISH Happy with that One," and tell me if you think that one was caught in the mouth.

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#11122017 - 09/23/15 09:23 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: shotgunwilly]
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Originally Posted By: shotgunwilly
He did the right thing.

Go to the Sturgeon Bay BassCam, scroll down, watch a video called "ISH Happy with that One," and tell me if you think that one was caught in the mouth.



Oh wow..... Absolutely not.

popcorn

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#11122046 - 09/23/15 09:36 AM Re: Mark Menendez gives himself a DQ [Re: JacksonBean]
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Originally Posted By: JacksonBean
Originally Posted By: shotgunwilly
He did the right thing.

Go to the Sturgeon Bay BassCam, scroll down, watch a video called "ISH Happy with that One," and tell me if you think that one was caught in the mouth.



Oh wow..... Absolutely not.

popcorn

But was it hooked in the mouth before it started kicking in the floor?
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