The existing slot limit for black bass on Caney Creek Reservoir in Jackson Parish will be removed on Tuesday, Feb. 20, with statewide regulations calling for a 10-fish daily creel limit and no length restrictions in place moving forward.

According to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the protected slot was originally adopted as part of an effort to increase the production of trophy bass. 

But following a three-year comprehensive review, department biologists determined length limit regulations have had little impact on the fishery — primarily because of the high rate of voluntary catch-and-release fishing by Caney bass anglers. 

LDWF biologists will conduct a yearlong creel survey in 2018 to document any changes in angler behavior, the release states.

For additional information regarding this change, contact Jeff Sibley, LDWF biologist manager, by email here or by calling (318) 371-3066.