Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Lake Erie fishing forecast

That is one of the reasons that the state has gone to a 14-inch minimum keeper length, reduced the creel limit from eight to five, and instituted a catch-and-release only or closed-to-possession season - set for May 1 through June 23, during spawning.
The restrictions and spring bass closure, which also affects largemouth bass in Lake Erie water, will be in their third year and it may take four to five years to truly assess its impact, Knight said, inasmuch as it takes four to five years for Erie smallmouth to reach 14 inches and spawning age.

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