Shrimp Pot Violation
Well! After spending hours and hours looking for my pots. I finally found them. At least F&G found them and sent me a certified letter containing a ticket for Shrimping after Sept. 15 th. Has anyone else recieved one of these? Have you ever fought this and got your pots back?
Makes me mad that someone moved my pots, fished with them and left them where they dropped them and now I am I out of my gear, lost shrimping days and I am facing having to pay a fine on top of it!
I have my log book with accurate entries including run hours on my motors. I can show that the last entrie was Sept 12th and the current run hours match the log entry.
I plan to make a case that they were stolen and reset. I am going try and contact F&G to see if I can determine were they were located, because I am sure they were found a long ways from where I set them, since we looked at every buoy similar to ours (A Bunch Of Them) to determine if they drifted.
Anyone ever had F&G find their pots after the season closed? Did F&G give you a location of where they found them?
I received the certified letter today and I am Up North so I have not had a chance to dig into it. Just wondering if anyone has had the pleasure of dealing with this one..
Hopefully F&G will be reasonable about this. I have had pretty good luck with them in the past.