Last Friday afternoon while prefishing Ohio’s West Reservoir in preparation for Franks’ $10,000 weekend Portage Powerhouse bass tournament, an angler found a submerged wire basket anchored by a cord and holding five good-sized fish. State authorities watched the basket throughout the tournament, and while some anglers fished nearby, the stashed bass went untouched.
“Tournament bass fishing is a very positive sport, and I’d like to think the basket was left behind by a kid who wanted to keep some fish alive to show off to his family and friends,” Tournament Director Rory Franks told The Plain Dealer.
What’s your guess: kid or a contestant? Read it here.