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On 7/7/2018 at 8:27 PM, 2sheds said:

I got checked a few weeks back at Crane Creek

After checking my license, asked me to show him the empty beer can he had seen me drinking earlier.  Happened to have a fishing vest full of recovered cans, plastic bottles, styrofoam worm containers, and even a  can of carburetor cleaner - plus a freshly emptied Busch can !

Glad to have them out visible and helping us protect our treasures.

Haven't seen many flyrod and busch can photos from the Missouri wild trout creeks lately. Been missing your reports. Hope that you got out to a couple other trout streams while you were in Missouri.

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I must not have an honest looking face. Been checked a few times in Columbia during the winter trout season. More than a few times at Little Dixie lake. Again after our musky trip in May. I was even used as a blocker for a agent in Maryland. I was fishing a small pier and saw the agent crouched down behind me with a pair of binos. He was watching the couple across the inlet from me. They had just caught and kept a striper before the season opened. So off he went to give them a citation.

When I was a teen I was checked while fishing in PA. My brother got checked and issued a citation for not having his license on his person and visible.

I will admit to two wildlife citations. Both in Florida. One was diving without a diver down flag. We tried to say that we were within 150 yards of shore. It was actually almost 500 yards off shore. We also had two under sized lobsters. I was using my dive knife as a ruler and it was about an 1/4" short of the legal limit. An honest mistake. We just had to through them back. We were able to keep our legal lobsters and two grouper that I hand caught. That was a great meal by the way. We had our day in court the next morning to pay our fines.At least there were no 8 by 10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows or a paragraph on the back of each one to be used as evidence against us.

The next citation was due to being lazy. I was at work a decided to fish a drainage canal at lunch. My license expired a couple of days before. I was fishing for ten min without a bite in a spot where its possible to catch 30 to 50 in an hour. I finally land a bluegill when the agent pulled up😌. That was a $72 sunfish.

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9 minutes ago, Johnsfolly said:

 

The next citation was due to being lazy. I was at work a decided to fish a drainage canal at lunch. My license expired a couple of days before. I was fishing for ten min without a bite in a spot where its possible to catch 30 to 50 in an hour. I finally land a bluegill when the agent pulled up😌. That was a $72 sunfish.

Thank God it wasn’t a Longear Sunfish !

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I go for years and years without seeing an agent and then get checked three times in one day, I think Kristine was having a slow day and just wanted to keep her game up. She checked me twice the next day at the same hole. Several years til the next encounter with a different Agent, but I have this one in my cell phone-book.

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On 7/13/2018 at 7:50 PM, Krazo said:

how was the fishing in that tailwater?  is that a cold water fishery?  

No, it's pretty decent for white bass and crappie down there, though.

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3 hours ago, bkbying89 said:

I would never have thought this site had so many desperados hanging around waiting to confess. Johnsfolly, you must be a cold and dangerous fella.😈

 

I'm a bad man! May have even jay walked a few times. I don't care! I follow my own path!😔

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I have always erred to the good side. 

The trip that broke the tooth that led to the cancer in TN was to Center Hill Dam.  We were fishing going to fish for trout and the trophy smallmouth that was rumored to be in the area.  Most states, you have a fishing license and add a trout stamp, you are good to fish for trout, and possess trout.  Some states, the trout stamp is required on waters that trout are stocked in.  TN, out of state, $36 for Fishing, $99 for All Species, for a yearly tag.  No clear definition on whether or not you need a All Species to catch and release trout in that state.  I even called Game and Fish and could not get a clear ruling.   They only stated that the local agent would have to make the call if he saw me catching a trout.

I punted, bought a 3 day, All Species tag for the trip and caught a bunch of little trout, the largest about 13".  Never got checked.  Saved about $10.  They could not void or credit me the original money I had spent for the Annual Fishing Non Resident and make me a new All Species Non Resident.  They wanted to stick me for the new tag in full, no upgrade option.  It was a messed up ordeal.  And no clear definition of the rule.

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