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That 9lb bass is dead lol.
Many schools have now formed fishing clubs. LSU for exmaple has one that fishes against other big time schools. Their link is if you'd like to know more about them. I'm not sure who pays for all their expenses though. http://www.lsufishing.com/
If you gave me enough information I could probably find a connection between your toe and the government.On topic: They are always daming bodies at places that make no sense. We don't understand why most of the time, but it probably just goes back to locals wanting something done.
About the only thing you hear good reports are from catfish. Hope the river comes back because it really was a nice place to go for Bass/Sac's.
I wish I would have been on the water today instead of the office. It's cloudly downtown, but I knew since I woke up the fish would be on today.
See some good fish in that stringer.
There is a public launch at the north end on the New Roads side. N 30° 41.550 W 091° 26.117It's either that one or the LA Express on the Island side.
W&F sprayed out there and it really had a bad impact on the fishery. Another cause for the slack is that people hammered the lake after the classic.
People are crazy. 30k for an Xpress is just laughable. He could have gotten some much better for that price.
That is exactly why in my letter to them I cited their own studies to help prove some of my earlier points. We see that on their graph fish levels decrease each time we have a storm. What we also see is that shortly after the storm the fish levels return to 'normal' or equally the same amount as before. This return in population is generally within a year, but what we don't see is a continued jump after that. That's to say that the current regulation is actually helping ensure that we have enough fish to continue after a storm, and that anglers as well as mother nature are keeping the numbers in balance. It appears that there is a maximum and that no matter how much we throw back they never go past it.
An that is a beauty of a bass!
Love seeing good bass taken out of the spillway. I'd post a copy of my report sent to W&F; however, it neared 2000 words and is just too much to have to read.
I've wrote to them as well, and I hope that they take the time to listen to thought out remarks like ours.
Sitting at my desk with my mouth watering.
Neither regulation works. Places that have no size limit get hammered, and places that have the MLL don't produce the quantity of 'acceptable' bass. LAW&F is just going from one extreme to the other.
I like to use H&H's due to various reasons. They're easily fished, affordable, and allow you to catch bream and bass at the same time.
Tell me where they're at and I'll be there. All joking aside, I have yet to see a person make a real argument in favor of the 14MML in order to make trophy bass. We all agree that the 14MML does not work to produce larger bass. What we disagree on is rather or not a size limit has merit. People like JB and myself favor a limit due to the fact it ensures us the opportunity to catch fish. Others want the limit removed in order to add fish to the freezer more easily.I will pose a question that I doubt anyone will answer seriously. If they removed the size limit from False River would anglers flock to the landing? Apply this same question to the spillway and you should come to a different answer. The reason the two places will warrant different answers is due to the amount of fish in each. Most people in south Louisiana know and understand that removing the size limit will allow practically anyone the chance to limit out on bass. That's actually pretty difficult to do anywhere you go. When the numbers go down, and they will, the majority will go back to bream and catfish. However, the damage will have been done.
I do not disagree with the facts that they have given. I am only saying that the facts they put into writting do not reflect the graphs and other stats that they have. My first degree from LSU was in statistics so I understand how any cluster of numbers can be manipulated to reflect a certain position. My only problem is their information doesn't seem to be consistent.
What I notice from the graph they give on page 6 is that each adverse weather condition(storms or drought) have killed the number of fish on the extremes more so then the norms. What I mean by that is the oldest and youngest bass have a much harder time dealing with the adverse weather then the 2-3yr old bass do. Their graph also makes sense in terms of statistics. Age 0-1 are the majority of the bass which seems logical because of the amount of eggs they lay in a given year. The older you go the less bass you will see due to fishermen and other natural causes. Looking at the graph the formed with a Z-table it appears that bass at 2.5/yrs reach the 14inch limit and at 3.5/yrs the majority are meet or exceed the MLL. Heck even looking at 1.5/yrs it appears that bass in the basin are nearing the MLL and should be able to reach it at 2.5/yrs which their data shows to be true. Figure 5 shows that the majority of bass are in the 2yr age classification which according to my above analysis makes perfect sense. At 3yrs the number drops a significant amount. This is because at 2.5/yrs bass are reaching the 14' MLL instead of 3.5/yrs that they are claiming.
Bass are not sold at local stores because they are a game fish, and it's harder for them to keep their numbers then say catfish, bream, or gar. If you want poundage of filets then bass fishing(even without size limits) is not for you. People need to realize that bass are treated differently then all other fish. Lets take a look at the fishing regulations for a moment.Bass: 9/Day (Some places at 8 so I average it out)
Gar: NoneOne of these is not like the others. Right now bass limits are way under all other fish, and even then we are talking about reducing it because LAW&F knows that they will be hit hard. It just makes no sense to me that you have to keep everything you catch. I love the spillway because I get the best of both worlds. I can bring my fish home and eat them, while leaving some for next year.
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