Correction: Fishing Bust story

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 7, 2014 - 12:25 PM

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — In a story July 5 about five Wisconsin men charged with overfishing on Devils Lake, The Associated Press reported erroneously that North Dakota's daily catch limit is 10 walleye. Ten walleye is the possession limit.

A corrected version of the story is below:

5 Wisconsin men caught with 100 walleye over limit

ND Game and Fish find 5 Wisconsin men with 100 walleye over limit; men face $1,700 fines each

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Five anglers from Wisconsin have been caught with 100 walleye over the state limit at Devils Lake and each face fines of more than $1,700.

North Dakota Game and Fish wardens say they received a tip about a group of men who were overfishing and staying in a rental home in Devils Lake.

WDAY-TV reports a warden found 25 whole walleye in one of the fishermen's vehicles. Another 135 cleaned and frozen walleye were found in their rental house.

The possession limit in North Dakota is 10 walleye per person.

Each angler faces fines of more than $1,700.

The group has a court date set for Aug. 18.

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