Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Three cited for Bistineau fishing violations

PoliceLights-jpg-3-Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men and a juvenile male for alleged fishing violations on Aug. 15 in Bossier Parish.

Agents cited Matthew D. Pyle, 18, of Minden, Caleb A. Lee, 20, of Doyline and a juvenile male for taking game fish using illegal methods. Pyle was also cited for fishing without a fishing license.

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.

The suspects said 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






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