- Apr 18, 2001
- Reaction score
We fished a wildcat T Saturday night and didn't have enough fish to place, (well, they would't let me weigh in that 6.5 lb striper) but while watching the weigh-in, the third place team weighed in 2 dead fish which by the rules is a 4 oz penalty per fish, 8 oz total. The director of the T didn't deduct any weight and the 4 place team, beat only by 6 oz, didn't call the dead fish penalty either. We all fish together in at least 3 T's a week and penalties have been assesed in the past for dead fish, but due either to oversite, or neglect non were assesed this time, and like most T's, once the money has been handed out, that's the end of your chance to protest. I know going in if I weigh dead fish, I'm gonna get zapped but if the T director doesn't deduct, and the team behind us doesn't protest it, who should speak up? I know the honorable thing to do is to fess up while your fish are being weighed, knock your own penalty after your weight is called but should everybody call that kind of foul?