Ralph E. Fowler, Jr., 41, of Franklin,Me. and Gregory A. Trundy, 49, of Hancock, Me. found guilty of criminal elver fishing, fined $4,250

BDNThe two men said they’d been fishing for smelts with their finely-meshed dip nets one night this April in the Goose River in Belfast, but Sparaco didn’t buy it. “The story just does not stand up in my mind,” she said before finding the men guilty of all charges. “It really defies credibility that they would travel so far to go to a river not known for smelting.” [email protected]

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