The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said several citations were made
over the weekend for various misdemeanor fishing violations.
According to a press release issued by the DNR, Bruce Sebastyen of Hammond
and Zachary Myers of Cedar Lake were both cited for fishing within 100’ of
the Linde dam on the Little Calumet River. Sebastyen and Meyers were also
cited for possessing a gaff hook, the DNR said. Gaff hooks are illegal to
possess on or adjacent to Lake Michigan tributaries.
Illinois residents Stanislaw Janik, Marian Janik, and Peter Janik were
issued citations for fishing by illegal methods. The three men were netting
trout and salmon in Salt Creek in Valparaiso, the DNR said.
Conservation officers have received several complaints of illegal fishing on
tributaries of Lake Michigan in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties over the
past few weeks. Officers have responded to the complaints utilizing various
surveillance methods that have netted several violators. Violations have
included trespassing, fishing in closed areas, license violations, snagging
or netting fish, littering, and taking over the daily bag limit of trout and
Most fish and wildlife violations are misdemeanor offense that require a
mandatory court appearance, fines, forfeiture of equipment, and possible
Fishing regulations for Lake Michigan and tributaries are easily accessible
online at www.in.gov/dnr. Fishing regulations can also be obtained through
your local District Law Enforcement Headquarters.
You can report fishing, hunting or environmental violations by calling