Serves You Right Ya Big Dope! Preserve The Resource
An Indiana man was arrested this week for illegal possession of smallmouth bass.
Police noticed a man that was keeping too many smallies and had some that were not of legal size.
He was arrested and it was found that he had previously been charged for the same offense.
The problem with this type of behavior is that someone like this can deplete the smallies in a river or stream quickly if they are out there on a regular basis harvesting smallies, especially when they keep more than the limit.
It is true that some fisheries actually improve with limited , targeted harvesting of bass. When they become overpopulated, the growth rates and the size tend to suffer. However when someone blatantly ignores the rules, the population of bass or any game fish can be depleted quickly.
Check out the full article here and the picture from the police department.