Two Lake County residents were issued a summons on Thursday to appear in
court on a charge of exceeding the daily bag limit of perch, the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources said.
According to DNR, Conservation Officer Tim Janowski was checking fisherman
near the East Chicago Marina when he found that Wilbert Schneider of
Highland and Frank Lucas of Crown Point had together bagged 67 perch,
exceeding the daily bag limit by 37 fish.
The daily bag limit is 15 perch per person. Exceeding the limit is a Class C
misdemeanor, DNR said.
If found guilty in the Lowell Town Court, Schneider and Lucas could be fined
and ordered to reimburse the State of Indiana for each fish over the bag
limit, DNR said.
Replacement cost for fish is $20 for the first violation and $35 for each
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