- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state wildlife and fisheries agent has cited three Louisiana men for recreational fishing violations in Grand Isle.

The agent Thursday cited 53-year-old Donisote Santos, of Chalmette, 43-year-old Jose Goronci, of Metairie, and 49-year-old Jose DiSalva, of Kenner, for taking over the limit of red drum and taking over the limit of red drum in excess of 27 inches.

DiSalva was also cited for not possessing basic or saltwater fishing licenses.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was contacted by a concerned angler who claimed that three men were fishing over the limit of red drum on the Caminada Pass Bridge in Grand Isle and filling the bed of a white pickup with the fish.

The agent intercepted the truck in Fourchon and found 25 fish, measuring between 28 and 40 inches long. Each licensed fisherman is allowed to keep one red drum in excess of 27 inches per day and allowed to possess two red drum in excess of 27 inches if fishing for multiple days. Since DiSalva did not possess a fishing license, this put the men 21 fish over the limit.



Taking over the limit of red drum brings a fine of up to $950 and up to 120 days in jail. Possessing over the limit of red drum in excess of 27 inches carries a fine of up to $350 and up to 60 days in jail. In addition, possessing over the limit of red drum in excess of 27 inches carries a $150 fine for each fish over the limit. In this case it would bring the fine up to $3,150.

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