My friends and I got caught fishing without a license

Just a short distance from San Francisco is the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

There is a lot of great fishing in San Pablo Bay, and my friends and I like to take the boat there on the weekends.

Everyone went fishing last weekend and I put the boat in the water at Mcnears beach. We sailed around the water for a while and then my friends and I put a pole in the water. We didn’t have very many bites in the beginning, so we moved to a couple of different spots around the San Francisco location. After lunch, my friends and I decided to move to the San Francisco Bay part of the water. It was a little bit warmer and the fishing was more active. One of my buddies lit up a recreational marijuana cigarette. He got the recreational marijuana cigarette from a dispensary in town. My friend was halfway through the marijuana cigarette when another boat came out of nowhere and started flashing lights. Although we did not get into any trouble for using marijuana and operating a boat, both my friend and I got a hefty fine for fishing from a boat without a valid license. My friend knew his license was expired, but I didn’t realize that mine was due to be renewed a month ago. I was happy we didn’t get a ticket for the marijuana, but I wish the guy would have given us a warning about the fishing as well. Both of us have to pay $200 fines to the state and our fishing licenses are suspended until we do.

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