Freshwater Rule Changes
- Orange and Lochloosa Lakes—the number of bass longer than 24 inches total length that an angler may take is limited to one. Anglers are encouraged to use effective catch-and-release techniques to help extend the quality of this fishery. As before, all bass between 15 and 24 inches total length must be released immediately unharmed. Anglers are encouraged to harvest up to three (only two if one longer than 24 inches is also taken) bass shorter than 15 inches total length each day. This allows the larger fish to continue to grow quickly to trophy size due to less competition.
- Smith Lake—Has been removed from the Fish Management Area system.
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