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#3829321 - 11/10/14 09:08 PM Douglas Snallmouth Regulation
Bigg'un4214
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TWRA Seeking Comments on Proposed Douglas Lake Smallmouth Bass Amendment

NASHVILLE --- At its October meeting, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission postponed decisions on the stateís 2015-16 sport fish proclamation until the commissionís Dec. 5, 2014 meeting in Nashville.

This TFWC action allows time for the public to comment on a recently proposed amendment to the proclamation. The amendment would change the harvest regulations for smallmouth bass on Douglas Lake.

Under the current regulations, anglers can harvest one smallmouth bass per day with a 20-inch minimum length limit. The new proposal would impose a 16-inch minimum length limit on smallmouth bass and allow harvest of up to five smallmouth bass per day (in combination with largemouth and spotted bass). The current regulation is protecting larger fish in the population.

Smallmouth bass between 16 and 20 inches represented 23 percent of the fish collected in the last survey. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency would like to gauge the public interest in a lower length limit and an increased creel limit to allow more fish to be harvested.

The TWRA and the TFWC seek public comments on the proposed change by Dec. 1. Please send comments to TWRA.Comment@tn.gov, or Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Fisheries Division, PO Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204.

---TWRA---
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#3829338 - 11/10/14 09:16 PM Re: Douglas Snallmouth Regulation [Re: Bigg'un4214]
SilverFox
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I sent one in the other day requesting 18 and 5... just my opinion. The 18 inch on cherokee works... or it looks that way to me.
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#3829848 - 11/11/14 09:55 AM Re: Douglas Snallmouth Regulation [Re: SilverFox]
varmint1111
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Im all for it , they are tasty!
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#3832372 - 11/13/14 06:07 AM Re: Douglas Snallmouth Regulation [Re: varmint1111]
Kimberman
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I would rather see an 18" limit like they do on most of the TN River system reservoirs. I also like a slot like they do on Dale Hollow. 1 fish under 16" and 1 fish over 21". The number of 3-4 lb smallmouth in Dale Hollow makes for a fun trip when you can get on them.
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#3832636 - 11/13/14 10:25 AM Re: Douglas Snallmouth Regulation [Re: Kimberman]
Bigg'un4214
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Be sure to send comments to TWRA.
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