Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Stealthy Approach Results In Trout Poaching Charges

Illegally caught trout seized by ECO GatesEnvironmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) John Gates reported he was patrolling Hinckley Reservoir in Remsen on May 13th when he was informed by an angler that nearby anglers were keeping well over the limit of trout at the base of the reservoir’s dam.

According to ECO Gates, he used a canoe he had in the back of his patrol vehicle to approach the two unsuspecting anglers by water. Gates said the the pair were in possession of 12 trout in an area with a limit of three trout over 12 inches in length, per person, per day. Only one of the trout was of legal length, Gates reported.

ECO Gates issued both men summonses for taking over the limit of trout and for possession of undersized fish. The summonses are returnable to the Town of Trenton Court.

Photo of trout seized by ECO Gates.

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5 Responses

  1. M Susan Earle says:

    My brother up at Lake Champlain from May 22 to May 29 in the Keeseville area. He caught no fish at all. Usually May is a great time to fish. He talked to many others and they had the same experience. Everyone could not figure out why this is.

    • Boreas says:

      Water is pretty cold this year, and pretty deep there. Depends what he was fishing for.

    • Nathan King says:

      We fish a lot just south of keeseville an have been having little to no luck as well after salmon ..browns ..n steelhead …off year or sumthing is in the mist of change in the lake …idk any way just wanted u to know …its not just “personal bad luck”

  2. Rick Batto says:

    Great to hear that the area is being patrolled so well

  3. Greg says:

    Good job,bust more of those greedy poachers, now all we need is to stop the Amish from murdering all the deer here in 6r.