CLEAR LAKE, IA – A couple in Davenport, Iowa is facing a hefty fine, and one local DNR officer says it could have been prevented, if people understood there are limits to what you can catch.
DNR Officers in Davenport searched the couple’s home and found more than 900 fish.
They are being charged with three counts each of having more white bass than is legally allowed.
In our area, we spoke with local officer Scott Grummer, who tells us this is a great example of why it’s important to follow the limit.
“Its definitely one of those things where it’s a fairness thing and obviously fishing can be real good at times and you can exceed those catches pretty easily, but having that bag limit just gives a stopping point,” said Grummer.
The daily limit for White Bass from the Mississippi is 25, and there is a possession limit of 50.
The couple is facing thousands of dollars in fines and may lose fishing privileges for two years.