6 Accused of Taking Hundreds of Fish Over Limit
DETROIT LAKES (AP) - Six people from Indiana are facing charges for taking hundreds of fish over the limit allowed on a Minnesota lake.
The state Department of Natural Resources says an anonymous tip led investigators to Upper Cormorant Lake in Becker County. They determined the five men and one woman had taken nearly 700 crappies and sunfish over the state-imposed limit for the lake.
DNR Conservation Officer Bill Landmark says the evidence was seized from freezers inside the group's cabins. Landmark says all of the suspects are from Bedford, Indiana.
If convicted, the six could be ordered to pay a fine, plus $5 restitution for each fish and lose their fishing license for three years.