Press Release -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two
Agents cited Matthew D. Pyle, 18, of
Agents received a complaint about the three suspects using a seine net at the Lake Bistineau Spillway and keeping every fish that was caught. Agents made contact with the subjects and found them to be in possession of two seine nets and nine crappie, five black bass and three bream.
According to the suspects, they would stretch the net out across the spillway and then walk the net back to the bank where they would retrieve the fish caught in the net.
Agents seized the fish and nets. Taking game fish illegally brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Angling without a fishing license carries a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail
Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Chuck Dison, Senior Agent John Blalock and Senior Agent Bryant Coburn.