Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts Notice of Intent on Yo-Yo and Trotline Regulations on Specified Lakes

Release Date: 04/04/2013

(April 4, 2013) – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, during their monthly meeting today, approved a notice of intent to modify regulations for the use of yo-yos and trotlines on Black Lake, Clear Lake, Prairie Lake, Caddo Lake, Chicot Lake, D'Arbonne Lake and Lake St. Joseph.
The proposed change will only apply to the waterbodies listed above and will address an ongoing problem.  The current rule only prohibits metal objects from being placed to anchor a yo-yo or trigger device.    The change would prohibit the placement of any artificial object to anchor a yo-yo or trigger device. 
To view the full notice of intent, please visit here.
Interested persons may submit written comments relative to the proposed rule by June 1, 2013, to Mike Wood, Office of Fisheries, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000 or via email at mwood@wlf.la.gov.
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