Hypothetically speaking, three of us will be fishing Kenai/Russian river area, at the sanctuary. Our camp will be on other side of the ferry.
Suppose all three of us are out fishing and we all catch our limits of six
reds per person/per day. We process the fish and keep them on ice. Now
having learned from the Alaska Outdoor Journal web site, we believe that it is legal to have in possession a two day limit, per person. Am I correct? I believe so...We are under our possession limit; so my assessment would be correct.
Now suppose two of us are out fishing the next day, and one stays back at camp with a days limit of fish per person, meaning three single-day limits on ice, or eighteen fish in total ....(Ok, still following me?) And along comes our local, friendly Game Warden with his shirt tucked into his exposed Sponge Bob boxers, tipping his hat at people and asking recreational campers to see what's in their ice chests. Would the loan fisherman back at camp get fined for "being over the limit," even if said fisherman claimed that only six fish were his/her own, and the other limits belonged to the two fishermen not present at the camp? What if some of the fish were kept as part of a proxy catch, and one of the two fisherman had to carry the lone camper's license/proxy with him, as it is required by law?
I ask because I am not sure of probable cause, search/seize methods that would be utilized if it was deemed "necessary."
I wouldn't want to come back to camp with no fish, plus a HUGE fine to contest in court....Also, we could store the fish in the truck...I know that, but when you do not have anything to hide then why "hide" from the game warden and give him probable cause, if such exists under whatever legal statute he has at his discretion?