Michigan DNR Catches Poachers With 460 Pounds of Fish

October 17, 2022 By: Spencer Durrant

Tuesday in Manistee County, an angler approached Michigan DNR Conservation Officers Scott MacNeill (left) and Josiah Killingbeck about a group of people illegally fishing the Manistee River, near Tippy Dam in Dickson Township. The officers retrieved 463 pounds of salmon from the suspects, visiting from Colorado, and donated the fish to local Manistee County families the same day.

Poaching is often thought of as a big-game crime, but illegally harvesting too many fish also falls under the definition of poaching. Recently, officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources busted a group of poachers who illegally harvested more than 460 pounds of fish from the Manistee River.

You can read about the bust here.