Possessing redfish over the limit is a serious offense in Louisiana.
Three men were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for fishing violations earlier this month on Grand Isle.
A total of 21 redfish exceeding the 27-inch limit were found in the possession of Donisote Santos, 53, Jose Goronci, 43, and Jose DiSalva, 49. DiSalva was also lacking a recreational fishing license.
The case started when a concerned passerby saw something he deemed worthy of alerting to the LDWF. A Senior Agent spoke with the complainant who saw the three men filling the bed of a truck with large red drum.
Taking more redfish the allotted holds a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. However, possession of redfish over the 27-inch mark carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.Add to that a $150 fine for each fish over the limit, and the three men could face up to a $3,150 fine.
Fishing without a license translates to a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail. The men could also face restitution.