BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia fish and wildlife officers are crediting social media for helping them track down two young fishermen who hauled in four dozen trout from Big Clear Creek in Greenbrier County.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the officers were initially tipped in person and by email that someone had been taking more than their daily creel limit.
Officer J.B. Hudson said he ultimately found that a suspect's girlfriend had posted a picture of the catch on a social media site.
Hudson was able to identify the juvenile suspects and concluded the 48 trout had been caught on one day, Feb. 6. The two juveniles were issued citations for exceeding the creel limit of trout, exceeding the possession limit of trout, and illegal possession of trout.