Cameron County game wardens received a call from the South Padre Police Department stating they had come across an ice chest full of red snapper during a traffic stop. They believed the occupants to be over the possession limit
Contact was made with the three individuals and consent was given to inspect the fish. The story given was inconsistent between the three individuals, who claimed they got the fish from friends, but could not produce any proof.
Although they had been out on a fishing trip all day with the unnamed sources, they had taken no photos of the others onboard.
A bag count showed the group was 16 red snapper over their daily bag limits, including two undersized fish.
All three individuals received citations with restitution. The fish were donated to the public.