Twenty-eight of the fish were undersized, LDWF says
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three men in Jefferson Parish on May 6 for allegedly possessing 35 redfish, according to a news release.
Agents cited Floyd W. Talley, 69, of Marrero; Adam H. Talley, 47, of Lafitte and Carl J. Delery Jr., 58, of Kenner, for possession of over the limit and undersized red drum, the release states. Adam Talley also was cited for not having a valid basic and saltwater fishing license.
Agents were performing a boating safety and creel check when they allegedly found the men in possession of seven limits of redfish, of which 28 were undersized. The subjects admitted to catching the fish that day, according to the release.
The daily limit for red drum is five per person, with a minimum size limit of 16 inches. Agents seized the 35 red drum and donated them to a local charity, according to the release.
Possession of over 10 redfish brings a $400 to $900 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Possession of undersized redfish carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Failing to possess basic fishing and saltwater fishing licenses each brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail, the release states.
The men may also face civil restitution for the replacement value of the illegally possessed fish, totaling $926.45, the release states.