Monday, March 20, 2017

Understanding The S-13 Regulation — Why Waters With Illegal Introductions Of Bass Have No Size Or Bag Limit On Bass

Part of the recent Fishing Laws booklet simplification process included multiple reviews by staff biologists to ensure major errors were not included in the final product.   While going through one edition of the booklet I chose to focus on the S-13 special regulation.   This special regulation allows unlimited harvest of largemouth and smallmouth bass with no minimum length limit and is generally placed on waters where bass have been introduced illegally, particularly in waters managed for salmonids.

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