- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Anglers out on salt water for up to three days could bring home their total daily limit of black bass under a rule being considered by the state.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is taking public comments about the proposal through June 4.

It would also help anglers who have been out at a remote camp that can only be accessed by water.

To qualify, anglers would have to show a receipt from a boat launch south of the saltwater line verifying that they’d been on the water for two or three days.

They’d also have to package each day’s catch in a separate bag labeled with the angler’s name, fishing license number, date caught, species of fish and number of fish. The fish would have to be whole, either intact or gutted.

They’d need to carry their basic recreational fishing license, possess only their own fish, and could not fish while carrying more than the daily creel limit.

Comments can be emailed to comment@wlf.la.gov, or mailed to Mike Wood, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Office of Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.



Proposed rule: http://1.usa.gov/1k16fgj



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