Today myself, my son and my brother were fishing in Res Bay for silvers. A State Trooper boat pulled up along side of us and asked us some questions about our safety gear, fish we caught, etc.
Then they asked us for our license. My brother showed them his non resident annual license and when I reached in my wallet to show them mine I realized I didnt have it. A few weeks ago I went to the lower 48 for a long motorcycle ride and pulled everything out of my wallet except what I needed for the trip.
The officer was very polite and recorded my name, etc and told me he was not going to write me a ticket but he would research to make sure I had purchased a license (I had).
This was the first time I was asked for a fishing license up here in almost 30 years. I do not know the officers name but he was very professional. It was nice they are patrolling to make sure everyone was legal and I was very impressed they were not out to simply cite people.
I thank the officers involved.
(When I returned home the license went back into my wallet immediatety)