MANATEE — A Florida Wildlife Commission officer reported he was patrolling the Bayshore Gardens area for fishing activity when he saw an individual putting his cast net away and securing a cooler.
The officer asked to inspect his catch.
The unnamed individual reportedly said: “Really! You want to check my fish?”
The cooler reportedly contained a 26- and 12-inch snook.
The individual was cited for possession of snook during the closed season, taking snook by illegal method and possession of undersized snook. The same individual was reportedly cited a week earlier by the same officer for a freshwater game-fish violation.