Game wardens nab couple for shocking fish on Skiatook Lake

Husband and wife now face around $1,700 in fines

A husband and wife are facing some hefty fines, after a state game warden says they admitted to shocking fish on Skiatook Lake.

Lt. Paul Welch says they got a tip about it six weeks ago, including a vehicle description.

“Everything but a name, and so we’ve just been checking boat ramps trying to find the trucks and finally was able to find one of the trucks in this parking lot,” Welch said.

That was at the Hominy Boat Landing last Friday night.

Welch says they waited in the woods for the boat to come back to shore.

Inside the boat, he says they found all the shocking equipment as well as a dip net that’s used to scoop fish out of the water when they’ve been shocked and float to the surface.

He says after some investigation, the husband admitted to illegal shock fishing.

They now could be fined around $1,700.

Welch says besides being illegal, shock fishing takes all the fun out of the sport, in his opinion.





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