Fish limits on West Boggs Creek Reservoir relaxed
Starting Saturday, Feb. 8, anglers at West Boggs Creek Reservoir in Daviess County will be allowed to harvest more fish.
The reservoir will undergo a renovation consisting of draining the water and eradicating the fish population. As the reservoir refills, it will be stocked with the appropriate numbers of game fish. The goal is to restore a balanced, self-sustaining fish population.
A temporary change to size and bag limits will allow anglers to harvest more fish before the lake is drained. The rule change is in effect from Feb. 8 to Oct. 10. The bag limit for largemouth bass on West Boggs will increase to 10, and there will be no size limit. Bag limits for all other species will be double the normal daily bag limit.
Two fish salvage operations will also take place in spring and fall for adult bass and catfish.
The lake is scheduled to reopen to the public in February 2015.
Hunting and Fishing Bill passes U.S. House of Representatives
The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to pass H.R. 3590, a bi-partisan package of pro-sportsmen legislation. The measure, which passed by a vote of 268-154, includes vital language ensuring over 700 million acres of federal public lands remain open to fishing and hunting.
H.R. 3590, sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), addresses the top concerns of American hunters, anglers and recreational shooters. Known as the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2013, it includes many important provisions for the future of hunting.
“This legislation is extremely important for the sportsmen’s community and the future of access to public lands,” Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO, said. “We’re only half way home, however. Sportsmen must urge their Senators to take up these important bills today.”