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Old 07-13-2019, 11:13 AM
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Probably all six cases made in one day of patrol. Fn SAD!

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Officers Hudson and Morrow were conducting fisheries inspections at the 1000 North Public fishing bridge. The officers saw two subjects fishing at the end of the bridge. As the officers approached, the female subject walked to a white 5-gallon bucket and threw one undersize lane snapper into the water. Officer Hudson gave her loud verbal commands to stop, to which she threw one more undersize lane snapper into the water. The officers got to the subjects before they threw anymore fish and found them in possession of three additional undersized lane snapper. The two subjects received notice to appear citations for failure to allow inspection and possession of undersized lane snapper. The subjects also received citations for no saltwater shoreline fishing license (resident) and a citation for no non-resident saltwater fishing license. Officers Morrow, Godward, and Brodbeck were on patrol conducting retail seafood inspections in Lake Worth. While approaching a business, the officers saw the manager grab a subject with a backpack as he was leaving the store. Suspecting retail theft, the officers detained the subject. In addition to the stolen merchandise, the officers located cocaine and drug paraphernalia. During questioning, the subject provided a false name and date of birth. A criminal history check revealed the subject was on probation for prior theft and drug violations. The subject was arrested and transported to the Palm Beach County Jail. The subject was cited for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, retail theft with a prior conviction, resisting arrest without violence, providing a false name to law enforcement, and violation of probation.

Officers Godward and Brodbeck were on patrol and saw a vessel returning from offshore with fishing equipment in plain view and no registration numbers displayed. A vessel stop was initiated to conduct a resource inspection. Upon inspecting the vessel, an undersize dolphin was discovered. Additionally, the owner of the vessel was unable to produce the registration or flares. The vessel owner was issued citations for the registration and safety violations, and a warning for possession of undersized dolphin.

Officers Godward and Brodbeck were on water patrol in Lake Worth when a vessel was returning from offshore at a high speed. A vessel stop was initiated to conduct a resource inspection. Upon boarding the vessel, Officer Brodbeck located a cooler containing 5 undersize dolphin. The captain of the vessel was cited for possession of undersized dolphin and the fish were seized as evidence.

Officers Godward and Brodbeck were on patrol in Lake Worth when a vessel with fishing equipment in view was returning from offshore. A vessel stop was initiated to conduct a resource inspection. Officer Brodbeck boarded the vessel and discovered 3 undersized dolphin located in a fish box. The vessel also had numerous measuring devices and current regulations available. The captain of the vessel received a citation for possession of undersize dolphin and the fish were seized as evidence.

Officers Godward and Brodbeck were on patrol around Palm Beach Inlet when a vessel with fishing equipment in view was returning from offshore. A vessel stop was initiated to conduct a resource inspection. Upon boarding the vessel, Officer Brodbeck located numerous undersized dolphin in a fish box. None of the subjects on board the vessel were able to produce a valid saltwater fishing license. The captain of the vessel received a citation for possession of undersized dolphin and all received warnings for no saltwater fishing license.

Officers Godward and Brodbeck were on patrol around Palm Beach Inlet when a vessel was returning from offshore with fishing equipment in view. Officer Brodbeck boarded the vessel and discovered 3 undersize dolphin. The captain of the vessel had received previous warnings related to fisheries violations. The captain of the vessel received a citation for possession of undersize dolphin and the passenger received a warning for no valid saltwater fishing license.

Officer Brodbeck was on patrol around Palm Beach Inlet when a vessel with 4 subjects and fishing equipment in view was returning from offshore. A vessel stop was initiated to conduct a resource inspection. A total of 12 dolphin were found on board the vessel, 4 of which were undersize. The vessel had 3 different measuring devices on board as well as the current fishing regulations. Two subjects on board also did not possess valid saltwater fishing licenses. The captain of the vessel received a citation for possession of undersized dolphin, and the subjects without licenses were issued warnings for the violation.
Old 07-13-2019, 01:48 PM
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disgusting...I hope they get the max these roaches might live next door as I live in lake worth beach also
Old 07-13-2019, 08:25 PM
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So they are only giving warnings for no license? WTF?
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Originally Posted by Stim View Post
So they are only giving warnings for no license? WTF?
They don't usually try to stack on with violations. The warnings are recorded and the next time your toast. License violations are civil fines where as the fish violations are criminal misdemeanors and the Judge will be aware that you had no license. Your mileage may very on that one.

No matter, I bet if the Judges would start handing down max penalties/misdemeanors for poaching some of this shit would slow down.

Just think how bad it really is. Millions out there and just a handful of officers.

This reflects to the other thread about the state of Florida fisheries.
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Some bizare days at work.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

K9 Officer Hutchinson received a call about a teenage male subject who was missing at the Blackwater State Park. The teenager had been missing for over 24 hours after wrecking his truck on the previous day. Officer Hutchinson established the teens last known location, which was a parking lot inside Blackwater State Park. Officer Hutchinson deployed his K9 partner Zara and conducted an area search. After searching for approximately 45 minutes in a thick swamp, K9 Zara located the teenager down an embankment sitting in the water and wedged between a tree and the river bank. When Officer Hutchinson contacted him he was unable to speak clearly and showed signs of severe dehydration. Officer Hutchinson provided him fresh drinking water and stabilized him to keep him from passing out in the river. Officers H. Rockwell and Hoomes who were assisting with the search were notified that the teen was located. They retrieved a canoe from the state park and paddled to Officer Hutchinson’s location. The teen was unable to stand or move. The officers put him in the canoe and maneuvered it upriver. The teen was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospitalOfficer Christopher Davidson was on land patrol around the Green Bridge when he encountered a man on top of the bridge who was threatening to kill himself. Officer Davidson was able to talk the man off the bridge and take him into custody. The subject was turned over to local law enforcement so he could get the help he needed at an appropriate facility.
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Officer Despian, Officer Delgado, and Officer Almagro were on patrol near the Haulover Inlet when they spotted a vessel displaying numerous rods and reels heading west bound. They stopped the vessel for a resource and safety inspection and found one under-size nurse shark on board. The captain was given the appropriate citation.

Is there a legal sized nurse shark? Why would you have a nurse shark to begin with?
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
Officer Despian, Officer Delgado, and Officer Almagro were on patrol near the Haulover Inlet when they spotted a vessel displaying numerous rods and reels heading west bound. They stopped the vessel for a resource and safety inspection and found one under-size nurse shark on board. The captain was given the appropriate citation.

Is there a legal sized nurse shark? Why would you have a nurse shark to begin with?
According to an old Miami Herald Fishing Guide the Nurse Shark is good eating. I don't care for them myself.
Old 07-16-2019, 06:23 AM
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They need to nail the people w undersized fish and those without licenses.
What, you can't check to see if your license is valid before you go fishing?????????
It's takes 10 min on line to get/renew.
No friggin excuse
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Really, are we now going to enforce laws on under size fish? No licenses? Cocaine? Can't we just choose not to enforce laws we don't agree with?

Oh wait, Hillary is not President and Jim Comey is not FBI Director, and Brennan is not the head of the CIA. Clapper is not head of National Intelligence. And McCabe is not the number two leaker.

Thank good these people are not in power. Where hard working Americans are spending money to comply with the laws, while these scofflaws are getting away with it. **** yeah we have to enforce these laws
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Is there even any meat on a sub 20" dolphin? What a bunch of morons. Agree they should throw the book at these people because the current deterrents obviously aren't enough.

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Originally Posted by acme54321 View Post
Is there even any meat on a sub 20' dolphin? Waht a bunch of morons. Agree they should throw the book at these people because the current deterrents obviously aren't enough.
I have seen guys clean them. After they cut the bloodline out there isn't enough meat to make a taco.

Give those same fish a few months and they would be 5 to 7 pounds.
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Holy crap, all those undersize dolphin catches!!! You have to think too, on the ride along I did with FWC officer he said for every person he catches, probably 99 others got by him (not necessarily that day, just that they get about 1 in a 100 offenders). He said its basically luck if they catch someone. So what boggles my mind is the amount of AHOLES that they DIDNT catch that week that had undersize phins. Disgusting.
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
I have seen guys clean them. After they cut the bloodline out there isn't enough meat to make a taco.

Give those same fish a few months and they would be 5 to 7 pounds.

Dolphin should be the last fish we keep under sized..in fact they should be catch and release
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Originally Posted by FishHarder View Post
Dolphin should be the last fish we keep under sized..in fact they should be catch and release
I agree with not keeping undersized let them get old enough to breed, especially with how fast they grow. But what is the logic on catch and release? Save them for the Japanese/Chinese in international waters?

IMO penalties should increase with each subsequent violation. Basically if you keep 1 undersized $100, keep 2 undersized $250 keep 3 undersized $400 more egregious violations carry fines with community service requirements, then on to fines & jail time.
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Originally Posted by FishHarder View Post
Dolphin should be the last fish we keep under sized..in fact they should be catch and release
under sized dolphin are catch and release????
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Originally Posted by 20psimr View Post
Holy crap, all those undersize dolphin catches!!! You have to think too, on the ride along I did with FWC officer he said for every person he catches, probably 99 others got by him (not necessarily that day, just that they get about 1 in a 100 offenders). He said its basically luck if they catch someone. So what boggles my mind is the amount of AHOLES that they DIDNT catch that week that had undersize phins. Disgusting.
This is where it's at^^^^^^

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I do my best not to keep any dolphin . I prefer not to freeze fish. But I am blessed to live in keys.. full time eventually.

Still dont like mahi mouth feel
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This is an amazing story!!!! Great job..

Originally Posted by barrell View Post
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SANTA ROSA COUNTY

K9 Officer Hutchinson received a call about a teenage male subject who was missing at the Blackwater State Park. The teenager had been missing for over 24 hours after wrecking his truck on the previous day. Officer Hutchinson established the teens last known location, which was a parking lot inside Blackwater State Park. Officer Hutchinson deployed his K9 partner Zara and conducted an area search. After searching for approximately 45 minutes in a thick swamp, K9 Zara located the teenager down an embankment sitting in the water and wedged between a tree and the river bank. When Officer Hutchinson contacted him he was unable to speak clearly and showed signs of severe dehydration. Officer Hutchinson provided him fresh drinking water and stabilized him to keep him from passing out in the river. Officers H. Rockwell and Hoomes who were assisting with the search were notified that the teen was located. They retrieved a canoe from the state park and paddled to Officer Hutchinson’s location. The teen was unable to stand or move. The officers put him in the canoe and maneuvered it upriver. The teen was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospitalOfficer Christopher Davidson was on land patrol around the Green Bridge when he encountered a man on top of the bridge who was threatening to kill himself. Officer Davidson was able to talk the man off the bridge and take him into custody. The subject was turned over to local law enforcement so he could get the help he needed at an appropriate facility.
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I would bet my left arm that this is only the tip of the iceberg and a small sampling of how wide-spread fishing violations are. I have seen time and again, guys fishing Pecks Lake for spanish reeling them in and keeping every last one, like drunken sailors on leave who can't drink fast enough. I gurantee many are way over the limit. Walked the jetty in Ft. Pierece a few weeks ago and a group of orientals had their buckets full of fish that were so small you would not put them in an acquairum LOL. Last time I was in the Keys during lobster season the guy next to my slip made multiple trips per day and took his elderly relatives with him, each time returning with a cooler of lobster. No way where the relatives going to dive. When I finally confronted him we had a few words to say the least.

I agree with Mark Twain when he said,

“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”


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