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Michigan Man Fined $13,050, Banned After Possessing 95 Walleye

A Michigan man was fined $13,050 and suspended from fishing in Ontario for 10 years after pleading guilty after being discovered with 87 walleye over the limit.

Conservation officers from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry stopped William Krueger, of East Tawas, Michigan, last September as he was leaving White Lake Provincial Park. During the random inspection, the officers discovered a chest freezer with a false bottom that concealed 64 bags of frozen, skinless fish fillets from 95 walleye – 87 over the combined possession limit for Mr. Krueger and his spouse under a sport fishing licence.

A justice of the peace in an Ontario court recently fined Mr. Kruger $13,050 and handed down a 10-year ban prohibiting him from fishing in Ontario waters.