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4 fishermen arrested for illegally fishing striped bass

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Officer Logiodice and his K-9 Ruger assisted in locating the illegal fish. (Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police Facebook) Officer Logiodice and his K-9 Ruger assisted in locating the illegal fish. (Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police Facebook)
SHELTON, CT (WFSB) -

Four fishermen were arrested on Tuesday night for illegally fishing striped bass.

EnCon Police officers arrested 60-year-old Hydri Cenkoli, of Woodbury, 32-year-old Daniel Cenkoli, of Waterbury, 57 -year-old Bilbil Cenkoli, of Waterbury, and -46 year-old Gurali Cenkoli, of Woodbury. 

Their arrests comes after EnCon Police said all four were fishing in the Housatonic River in Shelton off of River Road around 10 p.m. 

The four fishermen were caught with 38 illegal striped bass "that were hidden in bags in the rocks and bushes," according to EnCon Police.

EnCon Police said all the fish "were less than the minimum legal length." The "daily limit is one fish and legal length is 28 inches." 

Members of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have been using these dogs trained to sniff out illegally caught fish since the start of the start of the fishing season 2015.

K-9 Ruger was one of the dogs that assisted in Tuesday's investigation. 

Eyewitness News profiled Ruger, which is a 4-year-old lab that is specially trained to sniff out illegal fish such as the black striper.

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