A group of fishermen from Colorado have recently been ordered to pay thousands of dollars after they pleaded guilty to poaching over 460 pounds of fish from a Michigan river last fall.
Six men in total have been charged for illegally fishing 463 pounds of salmon from the Manistee River, near Tippy Dam in Dickson Township, in October 2022, a sergeant with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed in an email to Fox News Digital.
The men, whose ages range from 29 to 56, have each been ordered to pay over $1,100 by the 85th District Court in Manistee County, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
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Three of the charged men are residents of Denver while the other three are residents of Aurora.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources previously reported that the men didn’t have valid fishing licenses and were using illegal tackle.
At the time, the government-run wildlife agency wrote that department officers received a tip from another angler who witnessed the crime.
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Responding officers reportedly saw the men attempt to “break off their…