Public meeting Jan. 25 on black crappie rule for Lake Griffin
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will
hold a public meeting on Jan. 25 to get people's input on a
proposed rule change for a popular freshwater game fish in Lake
Griffin. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leesburg Community
Center of Venetian Gardens in Leesburg.
The proposed rule would establish a 10-inch minimum size limit
for taking black crappie from Lake Griffin. Currently, black
crappie rules in Lake Griffin Fish Management Area follow the
statewide rules of no size limit and a daily bag limit of 25.
"The Lake Griffin black crappie population has the potential to
support a greater harvest of the larger black crappie," said Dennis
Renfro, fisheries resource coordinator for the FWC. "The proposed
10-inch minimum size with a 25-fish daily bag limit regulation
should allow anglers to take more large fish without harming the
abundance or size/age structure in the lake."
At the meeting, FWC staff will give a short presentation to
explain the science behind the rule proposal, and then answer
questions and take comments from members of the public who have an
interest in this subject.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Dennis
Renfro at 352-732-1225.