depends who if any one stops you,you can't discard any of what is left of the fish in the lake,,I saw a guy get ticketed on the Maumee this spring for leaving the guts on the bank ...another was stopped with fillets, I don't know if he was ticketed or not ,,but the game warden said the he thought the fish were under size,, I don't know what happened ,,,I have only been checked twice at the ramp this year,,not at all last yearI have found with the eyes being scattered and considerable time between fish while trolling, I have time to filet them out on the back of the boat while we are fishing. If I leave the skin and scales on the fliet, is this legal.....?
You're in trouble with them on the boat.Have also wondered about previous days fillets. When we're up to lake for multiple days, prior days fillets are kept in fridge on boat. Don't have anywhere on shore to keep them. Can understand wardens prediciment on trying to determine which fillets are from which day. Hope never have to plead case out on the water.