3 men cited for over-the-limit snapper catch

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Posted at 8:53 AM, Jul 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-22 05:15:53-04

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Three Miami men are in trouble with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after being caught with 73 Gray Snapper. The limit is five per person.

Wildlife officials alerted the Monroe County Sheriff's Office early Monday about the catch and deputies started looking for a silver Honda Pilot heading northbound in the Florida Keys.

Deputy Tony Conde stopped the vehicle at the 104 mile marker in Key Largo.

According to the sheriff's office, the men told deputies they'd been on a party boat out of Marathon and had fish from the boat in two coolers. They opened the coolers and showed deputies 73 fish — 58 over the limit for three people.

The men were cited for fishing violations.