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Lake: Sawhill Ponds

New regs?

Post By: rkhancock      Posted: 7/30/2016 5:52:39 PM     Points: 23230    
Fished sawhills with my dad and on the way out we talked to a guy who said a new guy took over those lakes and there is no longer a minimum size on bass. Sure enough the minimum size sign by the parking lot is gone. Anyone have any info? Hope this doesn't mess up these lakes too much
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 7/30/2016 8:30:56 PM     Points: 2822    
Different lake but urad I over heard from a division of wildlife officer is the same way no size limit. You would think people would want to catch big fish but still manage numbers by Slot limits sorry no info on sawhill ponds
 Reply by: Smitty Haggis      Posted: 8/5/2016 11:07:06 AM     Points: 2849    
Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. I have no authority to say this but please practice sustainable fishing by only keeping bass over 22 inches. Or better yet practice catch and release fishing!
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 8/5/2016 3:20:29 PM     Points: 2088    
All state wide size limits have been removed. Various lakes still hold there own regs so careful if you do keep some. Smitty careful giving out potentially bad info. Bass 14"- up are your breeders with the bigger fish producing bigger and more eggs with a lot higher success rate. Lakes like chatty and horse tooth are loaded with a vast majority of fish that are not very good spawners and compete with the bigger ones for space and food. A lot of lakes would be better off keeping some 12"-15" bass and returning the bigger older wiser fish to keep doing there thing.
 Reply by: thompo      Posted: 8/6/2016 6:27:43 AM     Points: 220    
guys, please don't keep 22" bass

sincerely,
guy who likes to catch 22" bass