MANATEE - A Florida Wildlife Commission officer was patrolling the Perico Bay area for fishing activity when he reported seeing two individuals wade fishing, and working their way to shore.
As the officer approached the individuals, one of them untied his stringer of fish and walked away, according to the FWC report.
The individual was told to retrieve his stringer with two redfish, according to the report.
The individual said he had caught the big one, which measured 30¼ inches in length. The individual was cited for possession of an oversized redfish.
The named of the person ticketed and the time of the citation was not given.