Grand Rapids, Minn. Two anglers from Michigan have been fined $1,000 each for taking 30 perch over their limit from Lake Winnibigoshish near Grand Rapids, Minn.
DNR conservation officers received a tip on March 13 that two
men were on the lake for several days and had an overlimit. The
tipster also provided a license plate number and vehicle
description, which helped officers track down the men on the
65,000-acre lake. The perch overlimit was located in the freezer of
a cabin where the men were staying, according to conservation
officers Neil Freborg and Gary Sommers.
Chris Ellsworth, 41, of Newberry, Mich., and Ralph M. Mitchell,
25, of Paradise, Mich., were 30 perch over the limit, resulting in
a $700 fine and a $300 restitution charge for each.