LDWF Now Accepting Public Comment on the Future of Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin

Release Date: 11/29/2012

(Nov. 29, 2012) -The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting public comment on bass management in the Atchafalaya Basin.  A recent LDWF evaluation determined that the 14” minimum size limit for bass in the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Verret, Lake Palourde, and Fausse Pointe Lake is not effective in increasing the abundance of large size bass.

The Atchafalaya Basin is one of the most popular fisheries in Louisiana.   Therefore, any regulation change will directly impact thousands of anglers.  Your comments and opinions will provide valuable insight into angler preferences toward bass management in the Atchafalaya Basin. 

Comments can be submitted on the Department’s website by visiting www.wlf.la.govand clicking on the “Largemouth Bass in the Atchafalaya Basin” banner or visiting http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/basin

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting many of Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffbor follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.govor 225-765-2396.