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Bassmaster panel upholds Smith’s Eufaula disqualification

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials announced today that, after an extensive investigation and appeals process, Tucker Smith’s Day 2 catch disqualification from the St. Croix Bassmaster Open at Lake Eufaula has been upheld. Smith finished in seventh place.

The disqualification was handed down based on a violation of the Angler Code of Conduct (Section 7 of the Bassmaster Opens Series rules) which lists among the examples of unacceptable behavior by competitors in B.A.S.S. events: “Interfering with a fellow angler’s ability to compete.”

Smith’s appeal was heard today by a three-person panel which included an Elite Series angler and a Bassmaster Opens angler — neither of whom competed in the 2023 Eufaula Open — and a B.A.S.S. employee who is not part of the Tournaments Department.
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Ok, so just what did he do to interfere ???
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Tucker Smith Issues Statement on DQ at Eufaula

Below is Tucker Smith’s official statement on his disqualification at the Bassmaster Open on Lake Eufaula.

“As some of you may be aware, an incident occurred at the recent Bassmaster Open at Lake Eufaula where a friend who was not fishing the event was caught on film attempting to intimidate a fellow competitor who was fishing near me.

“When it happened, I was not really sure how to handle the situation in that moment and by not reporting the incident to B.A.S.S. Officials it resulted in my day two catch being disqualified, removing my 7th place finish in the process.


“There has been some talk that the person in the video was hole sitting, or trying to help save the spot for me, and that is not the case. I was surprised when he arrived and started yelling at the other angler near me. I was not sure how to handle the situation so I just went on fishing. In doing so, I violated the part of the sportsmanship rules that require me to report an incident of that type. I was unaware of that part of that rule but not knowing it doesn’t mean I’m not responsible for following it.

“To be clear, I was disqualified because I did not report the situation to B.A.S.S. Officials, I was not disqualified for cheating in the event, I respect the sport too much to try and gain an edge by crossing lines.

“I was given the opportunity to have my appeal heard and to present my side of the story. The committee members were very open in the meeting and fair in their decision, I want to say that while I’m disappointed with the conclusion, I understand the reasons and will accept and honor the conclusions reached by B.A.S.S. Officials and the appeal committee.

“I want to also repeat publicly that I did not know that the incident was going to happen, nor would I ever want anything like that to happen.
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Foul language warning:
https://www.facebook.com/10001144171166 ... tid=kdkkhi

The guy that rolled up doing all the yelling is Tucker Smith's buddy. Tucker Smith stayed at his house all week for the tournament.
You can see Tucker Smith in the foreground halfway through the video.
The guy yelling is trying to run the guy in the grey sweatshirt off that spot.
The guy yelling is a lawyer and claims to be some guy named Ryan Ingram who is a local stick on Eufaula but his real name is Joe Durham.
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Whoopbass wrote: Sun Mar 19, 2023 1:06 pm Foul language warning:
https://www.facebook.com/10001144171166 ... tid=kdkkhi

The guy that rolled up doing all the yelling is Tucker Smith's buddy. Tucker Smith stayed at his house all week for the tournament.
You can see Tucker Smith in the foreground halfway through the video.
The guy yelling is trying to run the guy in the grey sweatshirt off that spot.
The guy yelling is a lawyer and claims to be some guy named Ryan Ingram who is a local stick on Eufaula but his real name is Joe Durham.
Go Pro says it all.... Ingram or Durham is a clown...I'm the boss out here...lol..... There's more to the story for sure...
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Clown 1 tries to hold spot for clown 2. Clown 2claims he was surprised his friend who he stayed with all week “showed up” . Shoulda be DQ for lying
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Joe ploharz wrote: Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:04 pm Clown 1 tries to hold spot for clown 2. Clown 2claims he was surprised his friend who he stayed with all week “showed up” . Shoulda be DQ for lying
I agree Joe
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