Two men cited for over the limit fishing violations in Terrebonne Parish


PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Two men were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for having more bass than allowed as well as not possessing basic fishing licenses. 

The two men who received citations for recreational over the limit fishing violations were Jordan C. Conerly, 25, of Magnolia, MS., and Tyler J. Smith, 19, of Labadieville.

Along with the above violations, Conerly and Smith were cited for:

  • Having improper boat numbers
  • Failing to change ownership of a vessel in 45 days
  • Failing to comply with boating education requirements

The two men went fishing on July 16 in the Donner Canal and a complaint led officials to meet them at the boat launch.

Upon contact, agents found Conerly and Smith had 40 black bass even though the daily limit in the canal is 10 bass per licensed fishermen.

The two men are facing anywhere from a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail because they were found in possession of too many black bass.

Each of the offenses listed below brings with it up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail:

  • Fishing without a basic fishing license
  • Failing to change ownership in 45 days
  • Having improper boat numbers
  • Failing to take a boating education course

Lastly, Conerly and Smith may need to pay $537 which would cover the cost of the extra fish.

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