Men Busted For Illegal Fishing In Essex County

A Bass bust in Essex County. Earlier this month, rangers got a call from a concerned sportsman who witnessed subjects catching fish on the shore of Lake Champlain in Ticonderoga, gutting them on shore, and loading the fish into a nearby vehicle. When an officer arrived, he saw the four male subjects loading fishing gear into their SUV and preparing to leave. He approached and spotted multiple garbage bags in the vehicle that contained a total of 23 chain pickerel, nine black bass, and one northern pike. All four men were issued tickets for taking black bass out of season, returnable to Ticonderoga Town Court.