Any timeline when this will go into effect?
A quick look at the proposed black bass regulations for the Atchafalaya Spillway, the Lake Verret Basin and Lake Fausse Pointe offered at Thursday’s LWFC meeting:
- Eliminating the minimum size limit on “keeper” black bass. The current limit is a minimum of 14 inches.
- Changing the daily creel limit to 7 bass. Current daily limits are 10.
- Fishermen will have a 120-day comment period.
- These new rules have a two-year “sunset” provision.
- Fishermen must wait for the comment period to expire, then wait for the new regulations to be posted in the State Register before the new regulations will take effect. This cannot happen before June 20 this year.
Makes sense, would change with new license. I like the proposed changes. I would have been cool with 5.
quote:according to their "study" and the reasons for the drop of min size limit is because bass in this area do not survive long enough to be "really good size fish"... the only thing it will "help immensely" will be the people that can not fish will now be able to take a boat load of little fish home.
I heard 7/person/day, no size restriction. I think this will help immensely. Eliminate the competition from the smaller fish. It will result in less fish, no doubt, but a bigger average size fish caught and will increase the potential for really good size fish.
quote:As aggravating as it is catching those I really enjoy the challenge of getting a mess of fish over 14 and the thrill of heading back to the launch hoping Green Jeans's ruler is the same as mine
I don't think that will be a big issue. They'll be mopping up all those 13 15/16" fish fora while.