Man cited for illegal trout

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Lower Keys Marine Deputy Ed Swogger issued a mandatory notice to appear in court citation to a 28-year-old Hollis, Maine man on Friday for possessing two illegally-sized trout.

 

Deputy Swogger stopped a skiff with four anglers near Mile Marker 35 on the Gulfside at approximately 12:06 p.m.

 

Andrew David Tripp stated he caught some fish, which turned out to be a 12 inch trout and a 13.5 inch trout.

 

Trout are required to be a minimum of 15 inches and no larger than 19 inches to be legally harvested.

 

For more information on fishing regulations go to www.myfwc.com