SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Louisiana: Haughton Man Cited for Recreational Fishing Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Haughton man for alleged recreational fishing violations on Sept. 1 in Bossier Parish.

Agents cited Clint A. Smith, 23, for taking over the limit of black bass, angling without a resident fishing license, violating Wildlife Management Area (WMA) rules for no self-clearing permit and for having oversized All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tires on a WMA.

Agents were on patrol on the Bodcau WMA when they found Smith in possession of 13 black bass without a fishing license. The limit for this area is 10 black bass per licensed fishermen per day.

Possessing over the limit of black bass, having oversized ATV tires on a WMA and no self clearing permit on a WMA each carry a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Angling without a resident fishing license brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.