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Minimum 10-inch size limit for black crappie in effect for Lake Griffin

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Media contact: Dennis Renfro 352-800-5027

With crappie season in full swing, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind anglers about the 10-inch minimum size limit for taking black crappie in Lake Griffin Fish Management Area in Lake County. The daily bag limit is 25.

“The Lake Griffin black crappie population has the potential to support a greater harvest of the larger black crappie,” said Dennis Renfro, Fisheries Resource Coordinator for the FWC. “The 10-inch minimum size combined with a 25-fish daily bag limit should allow anglers to take more large fish without harming the abundance or size/age structure in the lake.”

During the black crappie season (November-April), FWC creel clerks will be on Lake Griffin surveying anglers. FWC staff will be evaluating the effects of this rule, which, based on models, could provide increased total numbers and average sizes of harvested crappie and reduce overfishing of the younger fish populations.

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