TWO CHARGED WITH CHEATING AT THE YELLOW BASS BONANZA
Two men from North Iowa have just been charged for allegedly cheating during a fishing tournament that was held on 8th February on Clear Lake.
The two, Jason Schuttler, 25 of Manly and Aaron Lauber, 23, of Clear Lake, turned in a winning entry of 50 fish which weighed 15 pounds, 14 ounces during the third annual Yellow Bass Bonanza fishing tournament that was held at Clear Lake.
According to several sources the two managed to win the competition at the Yellow Bass Bonanza through fraudulent means.
Acting on a tip, Watt Washburn who is the DNR Conservation Officer alongside Cerro Gordo from the County’s Sheriff Department investigated claims that the two added fish which were caught outside the tournament’s time frame of 9a.m to 1p.m.
The investigations revealed that the two indeed added fish which were court outside the tournaments hours something which led to the arrest of the two.
Schuttler’s and Lauber have both been charged with one count of theft by deception and are expected to return the earnings theywere given for coming in first during the competition.
The number one team at the event, in this case Schuttler’s and Lauber received a prize package that is valued at $1,500.
Yellow Base Bonanza is a fish tournament that offers everyone the opportunity to “reel in” reality’s great cash and prizes. The event/tournament, which has 250 teams, sees a fee of $75 per team. One can enter the competition with a partner or as a solo Angler as long as you or your group/team weighs in a cmbined limit of 50 yellow bass.