A gent named long mentioned with SD.com in Bassmaster Magazine

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  1. spoonminnow

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    Guess a chap by the name of Mike Long cheated for years making quite a bit of money - over $150k - in bass tournaments and supposedly made record catches in various SD waters based only on his solo outings. A Kellen Ellis discovered the scams the man pulled and exposed him after 10 years with a great deal of proof forcing B.A.S.S. to reevaluate Long's cheating and expose him as a con artist. (this month's issue)

    Is this common knowledge among SD bass anglers?
    What happened to Long other than a ruined reputation?
    Will his record SD water catches stand ?

    Makes you wonder how many times BASS has missed cheaters. For example, before a BASS tournament on the Hudson R., NY years ago, I got a call from a stranger who saw my name as a BASS life member and said he would pay me a guide fee if I put him on fish - four days before the 2 day tournament. I said it was against BASS rules and asked him who he was. Phone went dead.
    How many other con artists have cheated to win big bucks in fishing tournaments? I know of a few cases going back 20 yrs or more that were mentioned on TV fishing shows.
     
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    We've had quite the discussion about this since Kellen posted it on this very website a few months ago.
     
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    Dude.......this was posted months ago. Some of his so-cal records are in process of being removed. DVL for starters. Since the expose was published, ML has not issued any statement. There were many posts by his former sponsors dropping him and removing any of his content from their social media and websites.

    Yes, this has been common knowledge for most SD bassers for a while. Kellen put the final nail in the coffin with his article and video.

    Cheating unfortunately has been around in competitive bass fishing forever. Mostly mid-west and east coast, as there's more and bigger tourneys over there.

    As far as 'cheaters' in San Diego go, yes there's still a few. Good thing about the bass fishing community down here is that news travels fast.
     
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    I'll do a search. Thanks so much for the quick replies !
    Good to hear the records will hopefully not stand. Too bad he gets to keep the money.
    Still wonder why Bassmaster took so long to print the article in this month's issue.
     
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    Probably did a bit of fact checking and research, then a bit of a lead time till publishing date.
     
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    10 yrs . Look into the statute of limitations, look at pc801. It has a limitations of three years. If you knew something for 10 yrs. And didn't say something its on you.
    Same with judges being appointed too the courts of America.
    Crimes considered heinous have no statute
    Judges have been knowed to dismiss murder charges in cold cases if they feel the delay violates the defendants right to a speedy trail.
     
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    what!!!!
     
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