Largemouth Bass Regulations Review


Largemouth Bass

 

New Take a survey about the proposed largemouth bass regulation change.

Largemouth Bass Regulation Change Survey 

Largemouth bass are the nation’s most sought after freshwater sportfish. Seventy percent of Florida’s 1.4 million freshwater anglers target bass, generating well over $1.25 billion in economic impact. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently adopted the Black Bass Management Plan (BBMP) to guide future management of largemouth bass. The BBMP calls for a review of all current black bass regulations. A team of FWC biologists is currently reviewing these regulations and working with stakeholders to determine angler desires and expectations. This information could lead to rule modifications throughout the state.

Guided by survey results and fisheries data, the team has proposed a draft set of new regulations. The goal of future regulations is optimum sustainable use of Florida’s bass fisheries, with emphasis on high quality and trophy bass. Our vision is to simplify regulations where possible, while still providing diverse angling opportunities that promote high angler satisfaction.

View the Proposed New Florida Largemouth Bass Regulations for Public Consideration.

Or download:

  • Complete proposal for printing (PDF Adobe PDF, 576kb).
  • Brief one-page summary PDF (PDF Adobe PDF, 450kb).

Thank you to those who participated in the 2013 Largemouth Bass Regulatons Review survey. View the results of the 2013 survey.Adobe PDF



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