Two men cited for keeping 15 trout over limit

Two men were cited this week after Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents allegedly caught them with 65 speckled trout in Golden Meadow.

LDWF Strike Force agents cited Gerald Bourgeois, 56, of Galliano, and Danny Gaubert, 63, of Lockport, for taking over the legal daily limit of spotted sea trout. Louisiana law allows 25 trout per day per fisherman.

Agents setup surveillance on Jan. 15, and allegedly watched Bourgeois and Gaubert catching several trout from their boat and then transferring the fish to their truck. The subjects are then accused of continuing to fish.

After observing the subjects complete their fishing trip, the agents approached Bourgeois and Gaubert to conduct a license and creel compliance check. The two men were allegedly found to have taken 65 speckled trout ranging from 13 to 19 inches in length.

Bourgeois and Gaubert each face fines between $400 and $950, or up to 120 days in jail, or both, plus a $25-per-fish restitution charge for every fish over the limit.