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S. Fla. open houses to gather input on FWC bass regulations

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Media contact: Jorge Pino, 561-723-1417

Tell us what you think about bass-fishing regulations.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) freshwater fisheries biologists are looking for angler input during a series of open houses around the state. Two of these open houses will be in south Florida the week of March 11.

Both south Florida open houses are from 5 to 8 p.m. Here are the locations:

March 11 – Okeechobee
C. Scott Driver Park
Park Pavilion
3950 SW 99th Drive

March 12 – Dania Beach
Bass Pro Shops
Seminar area near the aquarium
200 Gulf Stream Way

“This is an opportunity for anglers to provide input on how the FWC should regulate largemouth bass fishing throughout the state,” said Barron Moody, regional freshwater fisheries biologist for the FWC. “We are really hoping that anglers will take advantage of this chance to come out and voice their opinions.”

Open houses are for the public to come in, talk to biologists and let FWC staff know what they think. There is no set schedule, and the format is casual.

“Anglers can come to these open houses any time between 5 and 8 p.m.,” said Moody. “During this time, they can stay and talk to FWC biologists about largemouth bass regulations for as long as they like.”

For more information, go to the Largemouth Bass Regulations Review page at

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