Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Raceland men in two separate cases on Saturday for alleged frogging violations on the Salvador Wildlife Management Area in St. Charles Parish.
According to a news release, Rickey Ponson, 40, and Jared Loupe, 38, were ticketed for being over the legal limit of frogs and failing to provide agents with a self-clearing permit. Agents on patrol inspected their vessel and allegedly found them in possession of 69 frogs, the release states.
Agents also cited Frank Curole Jr., 39, for being over the legal limit of frogs after they allegedly discovered 99 frogs in his boat during an inspection.
The experimental nighttime frogging and fishing season on the Salvador WMA will be open until official sunrise on Aug. 15. To frog on the Salvador WMA, a self-clearing permit and basic fishing license are required and the limit is 50 frogs per vessel, according to the release.
Being over the limit of frogs on a WMA and failing to provide a self-clearing permit each brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense, the release states.