Cheating in a bass fishing tournament leads to felony convictions for two men


Two men in Utah are now convicted of a felony for cheating in a 2018 Lake Powell fishing tournament.

On August 27th, Robert Dennett (45) and Kamron Wootton (35) plead guilty to Kane Country judge on the charge of third-degree felony bribery or threat to influence a contest, as well as a misdemeanor charge pertaining to wildlife.

The charges state that the men captured several bass from another lake, Quail Lake Reservoir, and transported them to Lake Powell without proper permits or authorization. Their actions were reported through a tip hotline to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources back in October of 2018.

Organizers of the fishing tournament were suspicious when Dennett and Wootton’s bass looked much different from the other competitors.

The men were ordered to do 48 hours of community service, pay a $2,500 fine, and serve a two year probation. The charges will be dismissed once completed.