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Open house seeks input on bass regulations

News Release

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Media contact: Bob Wattendorf, 850-488-0520

Tell us what you think about freshwater bass regulations. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) freshwater fisheries biologists are hosting public meetings around the state, including one in Lake Placid on Feb. 28, from 5-8 p.m. at H.L. Bishop Park, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Road.

“This is an opportunity for anglers to provide their thoughts and ideas about Florida largemouth bass regulations. Should they stay the same? Should changes be made? You tell us,” said Allen Martin, fisheries biologist for the FWC and review committee chairman.

“Anglers are welcome to come to the open houses at any point, talk to biologists and let FWC staff know what they think. There’s no set schedule; you can come in for 10 minutes or stay for an hour,” Martin said.

The open house format is casual and for angler input about bass regulations only.

Besides Martin, biologists from the Lakeland regional office and Lake Istokpoga will be in attendance.

If you would like more information on freshwater fishing regulations, visit or call the FWC regional office in Lakeland at 863-648-3200.

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