Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jkaggie, crobalo, Ecwfishing, Keithorr, wclopton
109062 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89810
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 77210
John175® 69342
JDavis7873® 67392
Derek 🐝 61483
FattyMcButterpants 60906
Tritonman 58331
LoneStarSon® 54755
Mark Perry 54066
facebook
Forum Stats
109062 Members
60 Forums
831409 Topics
12105905 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12428027 - 09/15/17 06:18 PM Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing?
HooksetBrother - Adam Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 459
Loc: Bullard, Tx
Is there INTEGRITY within the sport of bass fishing?

Yes - Yes there is
During our Operation Comfort Benefit Tournament two men stood tall and became one of the lasting impressions of the tournament. They brought a sack full of Palestine studs and loaded them on the scales. As we began to smile as we watched the scale weight continue to rise and stop at 19.25lbs which was good enough for 1st place at the moment. We were treated to something so much more humbling. The gentlemen asked for the microphone to announce they were withdrawing from the tournament. They told the story of having a great day on the water but noticed towards the end that they had castes beyond their official last casting timeframe. What a punch to the stomach that would've been but yet these two gentlemen had the moral fiber to own up to their mistake and use it as a teaching moment to our entire crowd. 96 boats over 300 people packed inside Nautical Mile Marine to include 41 Veterans were treated to INTEGRITY at its finest. These two men withdrew without anyone knowing they had violated the last cast rule giving up the chance at $5,000 and Palestine bragging rights and did the right thing. The crowd was astounded and gave a standing ovation for their decision to stand tall and own up to a mistake. We were proud to have these two men on our stage and one of the lasting impressions of our tournament...

These two men were Steve Terry and Randy Parks - Both men are forever worthy of respect from our fishing community. Both men have their entry fees paid in full for the duration of this tournament lifetime by a few fishermen who were forever touched by their INTEGRITY. Kudos again to them and God Bless


Edited by HooksetBrother - Adam (09/15/17 06:33 PM)
_________________________
Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery non profit organization
Empowering Veterans with combat related PTSD by providing them Hunting and Fishing recovery trips

Top
#12428031 - 09/15/17 06:23 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
Frank the Tank Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 24275
Loc: Hideaway, TX
Kudos to those guys. We need more like them. thumb
_________________________
sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve

Top
#12428041 - 09/15/17 06:34 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4208
Loc: texas
Integrity and honesty, yep those two men WERE the winners. God bless'em.
_________________________
I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don�t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don�t have a curfew I have a driver�s license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


illegitimi non carborundum

Top
#12428078 - 09/15/17 06:59 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
bigfishtx Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 4053
Loc: Justin, TX
thumb
_________________________
Keep the Lord in your heart and keep your powder dry.

Top
#12428081 - 09/15/17 07:01 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
Doug R. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9806
Loc: M A G A

Now there are a few who push the envelope , but I truly believe most anglers are honest and forthcoming.

Too many people have gotten into this "the sky is falling" mentality that every tournament is decided by deceit and dishonesty. Funny thing is that most that cry the loudest are generally the same types....
_________________________


Click Here:
Fish for a Cure 2018

Top
#12428137 - 09/15/17 07:58 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
PhotonSlinger Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 29
Loc: Lubbock Tx
Good on them, i would have shown off a 19lb sack to the crowd also before withdrawing. Integrity is what these guys did, guilt would have been returning the winnings after collecting the prize and the tournament was over.

Top
#12428169 - 09/15/17 08:14 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
beartrap Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 1579
Loc: south georgia
kudos to these men for owning up to an apparent breaking of the rules....
somebody please explain how they broke the rules...fished tournys for 30 plus years and only rule I ever fished under was that you had to be back and pass the check-in boat by a certain time......
was this one of those launch anywhere/take out anywhere tournys where you started at certain time and quit at certain time?

Top
#12428422 - 09/16/17 05:16 AM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: bigfishtx]
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 19165
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: bigfishtx
thumb
_________________________






Top
#12428431 - 09/16/17 05:57 AM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
Gamblinman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3681
Loc: Yantis, TX
They did the right thing. America needs a lot more of it.

Top
#12428448 - 09/16/17 06:44 AM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: Gamblinman]
Frank the Tank Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 24275
Loc: Hideaway, TX
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
They did the right thing. America needs a lot more of it.
_________________________
sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve

Top
#12428495 - 09/16/17 07:44 AM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
721Phoenix Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2176
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Good stuff right there.
_________________________
Wishin I was fishin!! ..............>(((//*>
2013 Phoenix 721 ProXP - 250 Pro XS - Ultrex
Humminbird Helix 10SI(2)
PB Largemouth - 9.51 - Toledo Bend - March 2014

Top
#12428496 - 09/16/17 07:44 AM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
RAT TRAPPER Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 242
Loc: East Texas
cheers
_________________________
An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

Top
#12428503 - 09/16/17 07:53 AM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: beartrap]
hopalong Offline
Pumpkin Head

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78895
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
Originally Posted By: beartrap
kudos to these men for owning up to an apparent breaking of the rules....
somebody please explain how they broke the rules...fished tournys for 30 plus years and only rule I ever fished under was that you had to be back and pass the check-in boat by a certain time......
was this one of those launch anywhere/take out anywhere tournys where you started at certain time and quit at certain time?



yes.
_________________________
lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479

Top
#12429378 - 09/16/17 10:22 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: hopalong]
Tio61 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/01/17
Posts: 6
Thank you guys for doing the right thing!

Top
#12429469 - 09/16/17 10:52 PM Re: Is there INTEGRITY left in the sport of Bass Fishing? [Re: HooksetBrother - Adam]
SAKS Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 1129
I think there is. Any time popularity increases so does the number of people who participate. With the increasing numbers comes an increase in people who are less than honest unfortunately. There has been and always will be cheaters but with technology and social media it is getting more difficult to get away with it and the info gets puts out whereas back in the early 90's and before we would have never known. These guys are definitely stand up types.


Edited by SAKS (09/16/17 10:55 PM)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide