A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent cited three fishermen on Oct. 17 for alleged recreational fishery violations in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
LDWF Sgt. Eddia Skena was conducting a license compliance check when he discovered Roberto C. Grimaldo, 19, and Michael G. Garcia, 17, both of Luling and Jose M. Rodriguez, 22, of Paradise to be in possession of several bream and largemouth bass. The three were throwing cast nets in the overflow region of the Mississippi River Control Locks in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
Louisiana law prohibits fishermen from keeping game fish caught in a cast net. Two bass and 17 bream were seized in connection with the investigation.
Garcia and Rodriguez were also cited for fishing without a basic license.
Taking game fish illegally carries a fine up to $750, jail for not more than 120 days, or both, plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized. Fishing without a license has a $50 fine or jail for not more than 15 days.
For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.