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Old 08-12-2015, 01:28 PM
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Aug 2, 2015 Bassmaster Elite angler Mark Menendez was fishing in Waddington NY on the St Lawrence River competing for $100,000 1st place prize when a property owner told Menendez not to fish around his dock. Menendez told the man he wasn't bothering anything and it's public water. The man allegedly jumps in his own boat and proceeds to do circles around Menendez. The whole thing was documented by an official observer in Menendez's boat, known as a marshal, with a camera. There are laws in NY to protect anglers against such practice. Menendez has filed a complaint with NY officials and charges are pending against the property owner. STAY TUNED......

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who cares what goes on in new York!
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:43 PM
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who cares what goes on in new York!
Well...I for one do.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:24 PM
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who cares what goes on in new York!
Obviously you don't care what goes on in new York....but ALL anglers should because this is happening all too often throughout the country.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:29 PM
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This happened to me when I used to fish for Northerns in The Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrance back in the 1970's. Might it be the same guy?
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:02 PM
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Strange behavior, but not unprecedented....with all the progressive movements those who should stay inside now feel the right to complain about everything and anything...even if they shouldn't(meaning the home owner of course)
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:35 PM
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Why can't he jump in his boat and do donuts where ever he wants? As poor pro said its public waters?
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Why can't he jump in his boat and do donuts where ever he wants? As poor pro said its public waters?
Because it goes to intent. Using your logic road rage shouldn't be prosecuted because the roads are public.
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Guess the homeowner could have just stayed on his dock and started hitting the pilings to create a disturbance, or maybe toss things like rocks in the water.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:32 AM
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William Bishop, of Rochester, N.Y., plead guilty in Hammond NY Town Court to harassment charges & paid $175 fine for harassing Elite Series angler Mark Menendez during a St. Lawrence River Elite Series Bass Tournament. Menendez said he was pleased with the outcome.
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