L.D.W.F. Agents Cite Individual for Taking Game Fish with Hoop Net

Release Date: 02/25/2011

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Plaquemine man for allegedly taking game fish illegally on Feb. 19 in Iberville Parish.

Agents witnessed Jessie Williams Jr., 47, in the Pats Bay area with 145 crappie that he allegedly caught in his hoop net. Williams was attempting to conceal the fish by placing them in a crawfish sack and hiding them on the bank.

Taking game fish illegally carries a fine from $400 to $950, or up to 120 days in jail or both. The illegal fish were seized and donated to a local charity.

Agents involved in the case were Sgt. Ronnie Hebert and Senior Agent Jerry Stassi.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.