Agents allegedly found Ricky Jones, 57, of Chatham, and James M. Jones, 81, of St. Joseph, to be in possession of 38 black bass, the LDWF news release revealed. The daily limit for black bass is 10 per person.
Agents claim the men caught their 20 black bass for the day and hid them in an ice chest in their vehicle before returning to catch 18 more bass.
Agents seized the bass and donated them to a local charity.
The penalty for over-the-limit of black bass is a fine up to $350 or jail time up to 30 days or both plus court costs. A court order for restitution for the value of the illegally taken fish also will be filed with the case.