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Angler pleads guilty to rigging tournament

Competitor used a cage full of prize-winning bass hidden in a cove

Associated Press

MONTICELLO, Ind. — A man's attempt to rig a fishing tournament by retrieving prize-winning bass from a sunken cage has landed him a fine.

Danny Engleking, 40, was arrested in August after a surveillance camera showed him loading bass from the cage onto his boat during the contest on Lake Shafer, authorities said. He later claimed the contest's $300 first prize.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, a felony theft charge was dropped and Engleking pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for claiming the prize. He will pay a $25 fine and $132 in court costs but serve no jail time.

The White County Sheriff's Department set up the camera after a passer-by reported seeing the sunken cage in a secluded tributary of the lake.

About 20 minutes into the tournament, Engleking was recorded loading five bass onto his boat from the cage, authorities said. His catch was later judged best in terms of weight.
 

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Didn't that same thing happen in Indiana last year? Hey Del, you must be making a killing on those cages since the mold sales are going so slow! LOL!
 

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What a way to win pretty pathetic. Bad part is it goes on a whole lot more then people want to admit. Fished a benifit toruny at havasu. some moron had a cage full of fish at that one to. all for a lousy 1000.00 bucks. good part the cage was found before the fish got picked up...........
 

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John this is Indiana, maybe same one. I found this on a southern cal site as they were talking about the cages at Hav,pleasant. very interesting.
 
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no speculation, ask boat cop how many cages have been found at pleasant. it is disturbing. i know of three times.
 
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