ANGLERS HOOKED: Couple Charged For Catching Too Many Fish
A Davenport couple faces a big fine for catching too many fish.
According to the Department of Natural Resources Jeremy Nguyen and Chi Hue Tran were fishing the Mississippi River near the casino in downtown Davenport on May 17 when an anonymous caller alleged they were repeatedly catching white bass and returning the fish to their car.
The daily bag limit for white bass in the Mississippi River is 25, with a possession limit of 50 per angler.
The couple was 166 fish over the limit.
They now face three counts each of being over possession for white bass, which carries a civil penalty of $2,500 per count.
If convicted they will pay $8,300 each and could lose their fishing privileges for two years.