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W.Va. DNR: New Stonewall Jackson Lake fishing regulations to take effect in 2014
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, December 27, 2013 3:49 PM EST
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.
New fishing regulations are set to take effect next year at Stonewall Jackson Lake.
There also will be a 52-inch minimum size limit with a one fish per day creel limit for muskellunge.
Previously there was a catch-and-release regulation in place for all black bass and a 30-inch minimum size limit with a two-fish per day creel limit for muskellunge.
Officials say the regulation change was proposed by biologists who began noticing a decline in physical condition of largemouth bass and increased numbers of spotted bass.