PENDLETON — A Hermiston man on Sunday, July 18, received two citations for fishing while suspended — the second one after he created a new account to obtain a license.
Oregon State Police reporter trooper John Juzeler at about 6:35 p.m. contacted Corey Michael Gettman, 47, while he was fishing at McKay Reservoir near Pendleton. Gettman reported he tried to purchase a fishing license but was not able to, according to OSP.
Juzeler found Gettman had a suspended angling license, according to state police, and cited him for angling while suspended.
State police reported Juzeler a little before 9 p.m. found Gettman created a separate account with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and purchased an angling license. Juzeler contacted Gettman at the same spot at McKay and found he was fishing again.
This time, according to state police, Juzeler cited the Hermiston man for angling while suspended and for applying for an angling license while suspended. The trooper also seized Gettman’s fishing rod as evidence and told him he was unable to fish.