Early this month, Michigan DNR officer Ethen Mapes was just trying to help a group of fishermen find a good place to fish near Ontonagon, way up in the Keweenaw Peninsula, in the U.P.

HOWEVER - according to MLive.com, when Officer Mapes looked in their truck, he found grocery bags, a backpack and a folded up rain coat, full of smelt. Gallons of the fish were also being kept in a toolbox and in a pair of waders (hopefully those waders and the backpack aren't in a hot evidence room right now).

That's right - gallons of smelt. You're allowed two gallons of smelt per person in Michigan. These guys were WAY over the limit.

That big fish fry did not happen.

Two gallons of smelt per person, people. Two gallons. Don't tamper with the smelt laws.

Here's the story. Have a good weekend.



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