An Illinois man has been fined $2,400 for having too many walleye in his possession.
Dan Behrens of Chicago pleaded guilty to having 12 walleye over the legal limit.
Court heard that on June 30, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers were conducting a boat patrol on Lac La Croix on the west side of Quetico Provincial Park.
On Moose Hide Island, the officers met Behrens and a fishing guide cooking a shore lunch.
Behrens had 14 walleye in his possession—12 more than his legal limit.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case Oct. 27 in Atikokan.
The ministry reminds anglers that an individual may not have more fish than the possession limit of that species.
Possession includes storing fish at home or other locations, as well as transporting them and holding them in live-wells.
To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).