Infamous Walleye Cheaters’ Boat for Sale

In 2022, Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky faced legal consequences after famously stuffing weights in walleye during a Lake Erie fishing tournament. The incident led to felony charges and a ten day jail sentence for each angler. They were also forced to forfeited their 2022 Ranger Pro FS 622 Bass Boat to authorities.

Now, this 2022 Ranger Pro FS 622 Bass Boat is available for auction on Gov Deals. Gov Deals Is a website used by government agencies to sell surplus goods such as this bass boat. Despite its controversial history, the vessel has some impressive features including a supercharged Mercury Verado 400 horsepower motor, push button start, a Minn Kota Ulterra 36-volt electric trolling motor and other high end features.

Valued at $130,000 by authorities, the current highest bid stands at $80,000 as of June 27. Bidding concludes at 4 p.m. MDT on July 23. Prospective buyers can inspect the boat at the Dempsey Fishing Access Area in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, on July 13, 2024.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. This money will support conservation efforts and law enforcement activities aimed at protecting the state’s wildlife and apprehending offenders like Runyan and Cominsky.