May 13, 2014

Wilson on Outdoors: Be aware of limits when accepting fish as gifts

Question: My husband and some friends and I were fishing in the eastern Sierras on the second day of the trout opener and we all caught some nice fish. As we were leaving the lake to return to our car, one of our friends who had a long drive ahead didn’t want to keep his fish and offered them to us. We already had our limits, but he said, “You can have two limits in your possession so just say you caught mine yesterday.” We took the fish but didn’t feel right about it. Was this actually OK? – Mark S., Torrance

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