Montegut man cited for speckled trout violations in Chauvin, LDWF says

Trahan allegedly over the daily limit, also in possession of 35 undersized trout

A 42-year-old Montegut man was cited last week for speckled trout fishing violations in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Agents cited Mark J. Trahan for possession of 35 undersized specks, and for possessing over the limit of trout, the release states.

Trahan was stopped in Robinson Canal in Chauvin for a safety inspection when agents allegedly found him in possession of 49 trout, 35 of which were undersized, according to the release.

The daily limit for speckled trout is 25 per person, and the minimum legal length is 12 inches.

Possessing over the limit of speckled trout and possessing undersized trout each carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense.  Trahan may also face a civil restitution charge of $1,013.95 for the 35 undersized trout allegedly in his possession.