Hurricane Lake bass regulation changes July 1
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Media contact: Bob DeMauro, 850-957-6177
Effective July 1, the largemouth bass harvest
regulation on Hurricane Lake in Okaloosa County will change from
the current 18-inch minimum size limit to a 12-inch minimum size
According to Bob DeMauro, a Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologist, anglers
will be allowed to harvest up to five largemouth bass 12 inches and
larger per person per day. However, only one of those bass may be
22 inches in total length or larger.
"Largemouth bass less than 12 inches in total
length will have to be released immediately," said DeMauro.
Until July 1, the 18-inch minimum size limit for
largemouth bass on Hurricane Lake will remain in effect.
Hurricane Lake is a 318-acre fish management area
impoundment located approximately 12 miles northwest of Baker off
Hurricane Lake/Beaver Creek Road.
Additional information regarding freshwater sport
fish regulations on fish management areas and all state lakes and
rivers is available online at MyFWC.com/Rules or at county tax
collectors' offices and most places that sell hunting and fishing