Stopped in early this morning where I plan to go tomorrow. Took a little hike back in hoping to hear a turkey and to watch the sunrise and see the water. Back in I came across a group of fisherman who were not planning on visitors at 5:30am the day before the season. Multiple violations without trying. They did not see me as I was flashlightless not wanting to spook turkeys and sneaking along. I turned around walked out and googled the fish commission. Took me 15 min to find a law enforcement number for them. I called it and got and answering machine that says they don’t open till 8? Is that for real or did I not get the right number? Odd to have LE hours. Sitting in the truck contemplating next move.
Unfortunately I do t have any advice for you. Sale thing happened to me last year at a lake by me. Took my boy fishing for blue gills during the summer. It was around 8 at night when we came across some people with a wheel barrow full for fish of all species and sizes. I looked long and hard for the number on my phone and finally found it and called and got the machine saying they were closed. I was very fired up from that and the situation at hand but just let it be cause I felt I had no other option with my son with me at the time.
I would say that multiple people fishing the day before the season would qualify as multiple violations.
Good job Chet.
I didn't see that in his original post. He just referred to them as 'fisherman' as though they were hanging out for the start, but committing violations without trying? Just like he was a 'fisherman' checking out the same area? If they were fishing, the were trying to commit violations.