Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men in Concordia Parish on Feb. 3 for alleged game fish violations.
Jimmy N. Taylor, 42, of Wildsville, and Tony Tullos, 44, of Jonesville, were each cited for taking game fish illegally, no recreational fishing license and for violating recreational gear license requirements.
Agents observed the men raising and emptying their hoop nets into a boat. When agents made contact with the two individuals, they found them to be in possession of game fish. Agents seized 24 crappie, two catfish and one hoop net. The fish were later donated to charity.
Taking game fish illegally carries a fine up to $950, jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs. Fishing without a recreational license and violating recreational gear license requirements both carry fines of $50, jail time up to 15 days or both. The state is also seeking civil restitution for the fish.
Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Russ Kiser, Senior Agent Robbie Mayo, Agent Leya Grover and Agent Joey Merrill.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or email@example.com.