One of my most memorable memories -- many years ago, fishing the run on the Sandusky --- I was on the east bank and a line of anglers were wading the west side of the channel. A couple of those guys were in the sweet spot - belly snagging walleyes one after the other. They were loud and boisterous - bragging about the snagged walleye they were putting on the stringer.
I was getting really turned off -- violating game hogs and no one around to stop them. Looking around - no one around but anglers casting away, and one rummy sitting on the rocks behind me in soiled tattered t-shirt and pants holding a wine bottle in a paper bag. Suddenly, that "rummy" walked down to the water's edge, whipped out a badge, said "I want to see you two on the other bank."
Wow! State wildlife officer Milt Brent, one of the finest gentlemen I have known. His diguise actually fooled me. Yeah, one of the snaggers reached behind him to release his stringer into the current. Then, above on the Miles Newton Bridge, another tattered looking guy shouted down, " If you release that stringer, you'll be in twice as much trouble."
There are officers out there who will protect our resources.