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Bible-totin' Wisconsin anglers bag thousands of fish and DNR trouble

A fishing trip turns pricey

A fishing trip turns pricey

Thirteen men from the Milwaukee area are in hot water with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, charged May 21 with illegally taking 2,238 fish from the Chippewa Flowage.

That's a lot of fish -- so many that it took DNR agents six hours to count them all. Maybe god was on their side: One of the men told WISN that he and his buddies came up to the spot to hang out, study the Bible -- and drop a line.

Fisherman Charles Walker told WISN he figured his bag was OK because, "The fellow that owned the bait shop said sometime him and his son would go out early in the morning and by the end of the day they caught 300."

Sure, blame the guy at the bait shop.

"There's no way in the world I would have gone 300 miles, pay $1,200 for a condo just to catch 50 fish. Come on now," Zachary Bynum told the station.

Those charged will lose their fishing privileges for at least a year and will pay a fine of up to to $2,700 each -- an expensive fishing trip for sure.