Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men in Plaquemines Parish Sunday after allegedly finding them in possession of 63 redfish, of which 61 were under the 16-inch legal size limit, according to a press release.
Terry Felo Jr., 42, of Harvey, and Gary Felo, 39, of New Orleans, were charged with possessing undersized red drum, possessing more than 10 red drum and taking and possessing undersized black drum. Terry Felo also was charged with intentional concealment of illegal fish, the release states.
Both men, who had warrants out from Jefferson Parish and Gretna, also were charged by the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office for criminal trespassing into a parish-owned pump station without permission, according to the release.
In addition to the 63 redfish, which put the men 53 over their daily limit, they are also accused of possessing three black drum under the legal size limit of 16 inches.
Taking undersized red drum carries up to a $350 fine and 60 days in jail. Possessing of over 10 red drum and intentional concealment of illegal fish each brings up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail for each offense. The men also face a total civil restitution of $1,614.67 for the illegally possessed fish, the release states.