Carlos Man Caught with Too Many Fish 29 Jan 13

A Minnesota fisherman is accused of catching hundreds of fish over the legal limit.

The angler was fishing recently at West Spitzer Lake in Otter Tail County. A conservation officer approached and asked him how the fishing was. The 69-year-old Carlos man, Ronald Johnson, said it hadn’t been great.

The officer asked Johnson if he had any fish at home and Johnson said he wasn’t sure. Johnson allowed the officer to follow him home and inspect his freezer. The officer says he found cardboard containers and plastic bags filled with fish. He counted 228 bluegills, seven bass and six northern pike over the legal limit.

Johnson could face a year in jail, $3,000 in fines and $1,560 in restitution. He is scheduled to appear in Douglas County Court in February.