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Snaggers Busted at Hoover?

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by acklac7, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. acklac7

    acklac7 S.S.

    Talked to a guy that said they are cracking down on the Snaggers @ Hoover. He said that a couple of guys got busted, yesterday or the day before. He only saw them in the back seat of the truck, but heard from some other people that they had got caught keeping snagged fish. He also said something about the ODNR officers sitting in the brush w/binoculars...1-800-POACHER does work :)
  2. jt11


    Hopefully the penalty will match the crime. I about lost it when those guys netted all of those saugeyes only ended up getting a $500 fine plus $10 per fish. I can only imagine how hard it is for DNR to actually catch poachers. When they do, I am all for lowering the boom.

  3. If someone is convicted of poaching, do they lose all rights to hunt or fish in that state? If that isn't a part of the penalty, it should be. No more licenses issued to anyone who abuses the laws set forth to protect our resources.
  4. Fish4Fun

    Fish4Fun Relaxing.

    Not a bad idea buzzman only problem is that most people that will snag wouldn't care they would fish without the license anyway.
  5. I know the fine up here at the Maumee is $80.00 a fish for the first time. I have also seen the take all their tackle boats and trucks/cars. I do not know if the do jail time or lose their license or not. I do believe they need to make the laws harder then they are after dealing with the people on the Maumee every year.
  6. is that outdoorsmen in general are on the "honor" system. There will never be enough ODNR personnel to ensure that the laws instituted to protect our resources are enforced. IMO, it sure doesn't seem that the penalties are nearly stiff enough. Minimum fine should be $1,000 (you think we would have to have a fee for the use of state parks then???), forfeiture of all tackle and equipment (including your boat and CAR / TRUCK), and forfeiture of any rights to enjoy hunting and / or fishing in the future in the state. If we are going to be on the honor system, make sure that the reprucussions suit the crime...
  7. Glad to see the system work. i m surprised it hasnt happened sooner with the amount of people that have been there the past couple of weeks. in most cases the dnr sit there the brush in camos with a spotting scope and watch the area. they can see whether or not the fish has been hooked in the mouth. by the time they approach u they already have enough evidence against u.
  8. Minimum fine should be $1,000 (you think we would have to have a fee for the use of state parks then???), forfeiture of all tackle and equipment (including your boat and CAR / TRUCK), and forfeiture of any rights to enjoy hunting and / or fishing in the future in the state.

    :eek: :confused: :rolleyes:

    Truck $30,000+(est)
    Boat $20,000+
    Trailer $ 1,000+
    Tackle $2,000+
    Buzzman Fine 1,000
    A $54,000 fine for a fish you already paid for?What does it cost to raise and release a Saugeye? $.02? :) BTW I Dont Poach or Snag Fish.

    How about a $100 or $200 fine for snagging fish? :cool:

    Buzzman Please Read #8

    The First 10 Amendments to the
    Constitution as Ratified by the States
    December 15, 1791
    Congress OF THE United States
    begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday
    the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

    THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution

    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.:

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Amendment II
    A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

    Amendment III
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

    Amendment IV
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Amendment V
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    Amendment VI
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

    Amendment VII
    In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

    Amendment VIII
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

    Amendment IX
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    Amendment X
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
  9. what was the point of posting that entire thing? shock effect? lol
  10. It means be reasonable and not stupid when handing out fines...
  11. they lose the licinces first offence is u lose them for 5 years second time is what ever judge give them new a guy that got busted poaching deer this year second offence lost all rights to hunt anywhere impounded truck 4 wheeler so on and so forth