They cannot prove that you were fishing for winter flounder, but if it's obvious, they're gonna nail you if they want to. Just like fishing the 5 fathom bank for bluefish in the fall & spring: if you are catching nothing but stripers, you better move!Originally posted by LilFisherman:
They really cant outlaw catching them in a closed season. Its kind of hard to prove exactly what your fishing for. I meen you can say your fishing for perch or what not if the F&G were to ask. Closed season means closed for possession in my eyes. Nothing states you cant target them for fun. Same goes for trout. What happens when your fishing for LMB and you hook a few trout when the seasons closed? is that illegal? Just something to think about.