The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a notice of intent to decrease the minimum length limit for black bass on the Lower Sabine River from 14 inches to 12 inches, according to a press release.

The reduction in the minimum length limit would be effective on the main stem of the Sabine River from the Toledo Bend Reservoir Dam downstream to the Interstate 10 Bridge, the release states.

In 2011, Louisiana and Texas entered into an agreement to adopt consistent recreational fishing regulations governing their bordering waters. This modification will maintain consistency with a recent regulation change made by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the release states.

The daily bag limit on black bass will remain at eight fish, according to the release.

Interested persons may submit comments relative to the proposed rule to Bobby Reed, Fisheries Division, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 1213 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601 or via email prior to July 5, 2016. 

To view the full notice of intent, click here.