Field & Stream reports that Pennsylvania conservation officers are cracking down on fishermen caught snagging -- catching fish by piercing their skin.
It was then that the officer reached into his truck's cup holder and pulled out a handful of homemade snags hooks. "I've collected these just in the last few days," he told us. "I'll have a lot more by the end of the weekend."
Just the possession of a snag hook on a PA steelhead river carries a nice fine. Get caught in the act and you're in serious trouble. The officer said that in two days the week prior (week days, mind you) he had issued 12 tickets. What I can't seem to figure out is how desperate someone must be to risk the penalties of snagging.
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