Three men from Miami were caught with undersized out of season lobster, some of them illegally speared on Saturday.
Deputies Wilfredo Guerra and James Hager were in the area of Duck Key at 6 p.m. when they spotted the men snorkeling without a dive flag at the 60 mile marker of the highway, on the Oceanside. They watched them until they got to shore. At that time, the deputies and FWC Officers Munkelt and Cox made contact with them.
A bag was found on shore with 14 lobster inside. After interviewing the men, 27 more lobster were recovered from a cooler in their car. Many of them were undersized and had been speared illegally.
All three men were issued notices to appear in court for the violations. They are identified as:
Yoerlandy Rodriguez Gonzalez, 28, of Miami
Lazaro Licort Rodriguez, 30, of Hialeah
Dariel Gonzalez Tan, 21, of Medley