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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
07-27-2013, 09:01 PM
http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/man-sues-fishing-group-over-1m-prize-100021569.html Man Sues Fishing Group Over $1M Prize Group Over $1M Prize<cite class="byline vcard">By ABC News (http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/author/abc-news/;_ylt=AuUeBrGK_28qd6uOW2EzEfTLn.R_;_ylu=X3oDMTE3ZT dsbDJvBG1pdANCbG9nIEhlYWRlcgRwb3MDMQRzZWMDTWVkaWFC bG9nSGVhZA--;_ylg=X3oDMTM4a2lwZGU0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDM2I5YmEwMmMtMzYyYi0zMjU1LWIzZjEtN2U0NjJhYj AyMzU5BHBzdGNhdANtb25leXxwZXJzb25hbGZpbmFuY2UEcHQD c3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3)










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<!-- google_ad_section_start --> Talk about one that got away. A n Arkansas man who caught a record 68-pound striped bass sued the International Game Fish Association for denying him a $1 million prize in their contest.
Rodney Ply, 41, of Diamond City, Ark., entered the "Hook-a-Million" contest, which offered a $1 million prize for any angler who caught a fish that broke a world record using a Mustad-brand hook . Mustad promoted the contest but is not named as a defendant.
He said he is not a professional fisherman and didn't want "to go legal."
"They just left me no choice," he said.
"I love to fish," he said. "I'm just an everyday fisherman." The biggest prize Ply previously received in another tournament was $2,000. Ply owns North Arkansas Concrete and is an Army veteran.
"I'm just lucky and fortunate to catch a fish that broke a world record," he said.
On Feb. 18, 2012, Ply caught the striped bass, one of the contest's eligible species, according to his complaint filed last month. However, in October, the International Game Fish Association's executive committee "denied certification of the fish, enigmatically classifying the lure plaintiff used as an illegal spreader bar," the lawsuit states.
A spokesman for the association declined to comment to ABC News.
Ply said he did not use a spreader bar, but instead used a homemade spinnerbait lure, which typically has a blade-shaped object to spin like a propeller. He said his homemade object "cannot reasonably or in good faith be classified as a spreader bar," according to the lawsuit.
Ply claims he followed the contest's rules and sent photos of the fish hanging from an approved scale, the lure that he made, his rod and reel, and the 68-pound fish.

PostmodernProphet
07-28-2013, 10:15 PM
I'm sorry, but that picture looks shopped to me......have any of you ever held up a 68 lb fish?......the fish in the picture is stuffed....

Voted4Reagan
07-28-2013, 10:40 PM
They get that big.... I've caught plenty in the 50lb range. and one of 62lbs

Marcus Aurelius
07-28-2013, 11:22 PM
whatever you do, do NOT GOOGLE 'spreader bar', and hit the image tab...... (shivers).

Marcus Aurelius
07-28-2013, 11:29 PM
I'm sorry, but that picture looks shopped to me......have any of you ever held up a 68 lb fish?......the fish in the picture is stuffed....

Looks like that is after it was stuffed.

Here's a better shot of the fresh fish...

http://www.outdoorchannel.com/content/articles/Ply_fish521.jpg

more specifcs on the controversy here.
http://www.outdoorchannel.com/article.aspx?id=2747

logroller
07-29-2013, 12:57 AM
whatever you do, do NOT GOOGLE 'spreader bar', and hit the image tab...... (shivers).
Safe search is your friend.;)
Had to look btw. Obviously that shouldn't be used for fishing.

Marcus Aurelius
07-29-2013, 01:17 AM
Safe search is your friend.;)
Had to look btw. Obviously that shouldn't be used for fishing.

But then I'd have to turn it off every time I look for.... um.... never mind.

PostmodernProphet
07-29-2013, 07:46 AM
They get that big.... I've caught plenty in the 50lb range. and one of 62lbs

not the point......have you ever caught a fish that was rigid enough to hold perfectly straight with two hands?......you hold it at both ends and it sags in the middle.....

Marcus Aurelius
07-29-2013, 07:48 AM
not the point......have you ever caught a fish that was rigid enough to hold perfectly straight with two hands?......you hold it at both ends and it sags in the middle.....

post 5 explains it.

PostmodernProphet
07-29-2013, 07:50 AM
post 5 explains it.

yes thank you......got to it as I paged down past the post I commented on.....

Jeff
07-29-2013, 08:28 AM
I saw this story yesterday and what a fish, my uncle had ( I believe ) a 42 lb stripper hanging on the wall, what beautiful fish they are and if ya have ever caught one even say a 15 lb fish what a fight, in SC they call them Rock fish because once you hook em they run to the bottom so it feels like a ton of rocks just dropping to the bottom

Voted4Reagan
07-29-2013, 07:56 PM
NEVER EVER GOOGLE

"BLUE WAFFLES" or "TUB GIRL"

IF YOU DO I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE...I REPEAT... DO NOT LOOK!!!

TRULY DISGUSTING

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

Marcus Aurelius
07-29-2013, 10:19 PM
NEVER EVER GOOGLE

"BLUE WAFFLES" or "TUB GIRL"

IF YOU DO I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE...I REPEAT... DO NOT LOOK!!!

TRULY DISGUSTING

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED


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