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On 7/13/2018 at 9:23 PM, Johnsfolly said:

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.

Yeah, the latter could've just as easily happened to me awhile ago in a state that I'm not a resident in, that, just in case, shall not be named. Thought I'd bought the three-day license, turns out I only sprung for the one day. So the last two days of fishing were apparently in a state of sub-optimal legality. Would never do that on purpose, and I felt pretty bad. What can ya' do?

Ended up purchasing the year-long the day after. So I feel a bit less bad in that context.

 

 

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On 7/19/2018 at 5:44 PM, Johnsfolly said:

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

I let the force guide my path.

 

Bill

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Speaking of agents, wrench will like this one. 

Sarturday while floating, I got a text from our local agent. Now mind you, he has never seen my vehicle. But at some point since I got it, he saw it at some access and must have ran the tags. 

So he was out and about checking accesses Saturday. Proof positive that 1, they do see you and you don't see them. 2, they do work weekends too. 

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saw one working Shoal Creek Saturday, he pulled in just as  a canoe landed and went straight to the canoe, talked and straight away left; almost like it was arranged, never checked anyone else..

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 More wrench conspiracy theory busting. 

Just had another conversation with my local MDC agent about his checking my son while fishing. 

Please note the time of day he was checking accesses.

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