MISSISSIPPI MEN CITED FOR OVER LIMIT OF CRAPPIE IN CATAHOULA PARISH

Release Date: 08/11/2008

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Larry Thomas, 54, and Eddie Jones, 65, both of Natchez, for allegedly possessing over the limit of crappie on July 29.


While patrolling Lake Louie, agents came into contact with Thomas and Jones who were fishing in separate boats.  Thomas was in possession of 69 crappie, and Jones was in possession of 74 crappie.  The daily possession limit for white crappie is 50.  All 143 fish were seized and donated to charity.


Taking or possessing over the limit of freshwater game fish carries a fine up to $350, jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.


Agents participating in the case were Sgts. James Parish and Scott Watson.


For more information, contact Capt. John Rhodes at 318-757-3072 or jrhodes@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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