Release Date: 04/22/2008

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men on April 12 at Woolen Lake in Richland Parish for allegedly taking frogs in a closed season. 

Agents acting on a citizen complaint spotted Daniel W. Jones, 22, and Joseph D. Lizenby, 23, both of Columbia, shining a spotlight from a boat, and found the men in possession of 11 bull frogs.  Lizenby was also charged with operating a motorboat with no running lights and taking frogs without the required basic fishing license.

Taking frogs is prohibited during the months of April and May.  The bullfrogs were photographed and returned to the water live.

The penalty for taking frogs during a closed season is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for no running lights and no basic fishing license is a fine of $50 each.

Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Scott Mathews, Senior Agent Josh Estis and Senior Agent Patrick Coleman.

For more information, contact Capt. Alan Bankston at 318-362-3102 or