Wisconsin Angler Fined For Importing Illegal Bait

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 14:21 PM

A 15 hundred dollar fine for a Wisconsin man who was headed to northwestern Ontario for a fly-in fishing trip.

Court heard that Dennis Erickson was stopped at the Fort Frances border crossing back in June, 2017 and during an inspection officers found a cooler with two containers marked worms.

However, officers found one dozen live leeches in each container.

Erickson was fined for illegally bringing live leeches into Ontario for use of bait.