Keys deputy hooks Broward residents for small fish – Sun

Fishing in the Florida Keys, four people from Broward County proudly showed off their catches to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy only to get that sinking feeling after learning most of the grouper they hooked were undersized.

The incident happened Saturday near the Channel 5 Bridge, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The bridge is located at Mile Marker 71 between Islamorada and Long Key.

According to the Sheriff’s Office:

Deputy Michael Cofield was on patrol near the bridge when he saw a pontoon boat with five people on board and asked them how the fishing was going.

After the group indicated it was going well, Cofield asked to see their biggest fish and they proudly showed him a 21-inch red grouper. They caught five other grouper as well.

Cofield asked to see the other fish they caught and even offered to take a picture of each person with their catch. They all took him up on the offer.

Unfortunately, only the 21-inch grouper was of a size that was legal to catch, the other fish were undersized, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Four people were cited for possessing undersized red grouper: Joan Sala, 61, of Dania Beach; Marcel Chiforan, 47, of Coral Springs; Erin Horvath, 19, of Hollywood and Marian Borz, 28, of Davie.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, all four were also warned for not having valid fishing licenses.

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