MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Six anglers from Indiana are in trouble with the Minnesota DNR after they were caught with 676 fish over the limit.
An anonymous tip led DNR officers to Upper Cormorant Lake in northwestern Minnesota last month. They determined the five men and one woman had taken nearly 700 crappies and sunfish over the state-imposed limit for the lake.
DNR Conservation Officer Bill Landmark says the evidence was seized from freezers inside the group’s cabins. Landmark tells KFGO radio all of the suspects are from Bedford, Indiana.
The six adults were charged with misdemeanors. If convicted, the six could be ordered to pay a fine, plus $5 restitution for each fish and lose their fishing license for three years.fish and lose their fishing license for three years.
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