Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Lincoln Parish couple on the morning of July 18 for taking illegal sized black bass.
Agents checked Paul C. Shields, 50, and Myra Shields, 47, of Dubach while bass fishing on Caney Lake in Jackson Parish. During the check of the boats live-well, agents discovered two bass that measured within the protected 15 to 19 inch slot. The bass, measuring 15 1/2 inches and 16 inches were seized, photographed and released alive into the lake. Caney Lake is one of Louisiana's designated trophy lakes, which has a protected slot on black bass.
The penalty for taking illegal sized black bass is a fine from $100 to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.
Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Duane Taylor and Senior Agent Mike Jeter.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or email@example.com.