Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a South Carolina man for alleged charter fishing guide violations on Sept. 29 in St. Bernard Parish.
Agents arrested James Hough, 39, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, for guiding a chartered fishing trip without a non-resident charter guide license.
Agents received several complaints that Hough was guiding chartered fishing trips in Louisiana without the proper license. Hough also posted on social media as the captain of Flat Spot Charters and offering charter trips in the Delacroix area.
After the investigation, agents were able to determine that Hough conducted a guided fishing trip for profit on Sept. 29. Agents seized four red drum in the case and donated them to a local charity.
Conducting a guided chartered fishing trip without a charter guide license carries a fine of up to a $950 and 120 days in jail plus forfeiture of anything seized. Hough was booked into the St. Bernard Parish Jail.
Agents participating in the case are Sgts. Todd Laviolette and Ezekiel Talbert, Jr.