FWC Seeks Public Input On Largemouth Bass Management

By  //  May 2, 2014

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Meeting on Wednesday, May 7 in Tavares

ABOVE VIDEO: This is Bob Williams’ story of how he caught the first Hall of Fame bass and entered in the Florida TrophyCatch program. Hall of Fame is the highest TrophyCatch recognition given to anglers who catch a 13-pound plus largemouth bass in Florida. Video courtesy of FWC.

bass-180TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting to discuss a possible rule change for largemouth bass.

The meeting will offer the public a chance to hear from freshwater fisheries biologists about the science behind managing bass fisheries, as well as public input that has led to consideration of a possible statewide rule change.

Participants will be encouraged to provide input on the proposal for a statewide five-fish daily bag limit, only one of which could be 16 inches total length or longer. In other words, four of the five largemouths would have to be less than 16 inches total length.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will take place at the Round Administration Building, 315 W. Main St. in Tavares, upstairs in the Lake County Board Chambers.

To learn more about largemouth bass and the FWC’s current regulation, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing, and visit the “Black Bass Management” and “Regulations” links under “Freshwater Fishing.”


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