Franklin Parish men cited for shocking catfish

LDWF allegedly bust men with shocking device on Boeuf River

Two Franklin Parish men were cited earlier this month for allegedly shocking fish on the Boeuf River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

LDWF agents cited 22-year-old Tyler Gilmore of Fort Necessity and 30-year-old Derek Guillot of Winnsboro were cited July 2 for taking game fish using illegal methods after they were allegedly found with a shocking device.The agency said Sgt. Albert Tarver discovered Guillot and Gilmore in Boeuf River with a shocking device and 13 catfish. The catfish were allegedly taken with the shocking device, the LDWF said.

When Sgt. Tarver approached Gilmore and Guillot, he ordered them to not to throw the shocking device; Guillot then allegedly threw the shocking device into the river and was also charged with obstruction of justice.

Taking game fish with illegal methods brings a fine between $400 and $950 and up to 120 days in jail.  Obstruction of justice carries up to a $10,000 fine and up to five years in jail.

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