Fisherman in Texas indicted after allegedly trimming a bass’s tail to meet weigh-in requirements in September’s McDonald

6 days ago

Wood County news, Texas news.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Bridgeport's Terry Keith Long, a fisherman has been indicted by a Wood County grand jury after cutting the tail of a bass to meet the weighing requirements of Big Big Splash's McDonald's in September at Lake Fork.

The fisherman is said to have modified the animal to comply with the fishing regulations in the lake east of Dallas, which allows fishermen to keep only largemouth bass 16 inches or less, or 24 inches or more, according to the ministry's website.

Long was later charged with fraud at a freshwater fishing tournament, a third-class crime in Texas, according to the ministry. He was later arrested on Friday before being released after posting a $ 25,000 bail.