Public hearings set for Texas, Louisiana agreement on regulations on border waters

Proposal would include consistent fishing regulations for catfish, bass, crappie, striped bass

Three public hearings are scheduled next week to provide the public opportunities to comment on the proposed fishing regulations changes on Toledo Bend, Caddo Lake and the Sabine River between the Toledo Bend Dam and Interstate 10.

Meetings are set:
• April 4 at 7 p.m., SRA Office, 15091 Texas Hwy, Many, LA
• April 5 at 7 p.m., LDWF Office, 9961 Hwy. 80, Minden, LA
• April 7 at 7 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Hwy, Lake Charles, LA

The proposed changes would provide anglers with consistent limits and minimum size regulations in Texas and Louisiana waters of these water bodies for several species of fish.

In Toledo Bend, the changes would impact regulations pertaining to channel catfish, blue cats, flatheads and crappie. In Caddo Lake and the Sabine River, regulations would be consistent for catfish, white and yellow bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass and crappie.

Regulations changes also are proposed for stripers in the Sabine River.

Visit the LDWF Web site to view all proposed regulations changes.

Public comments will be accepted through May 5 and can be submitted directly to Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov, or by mail at P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.

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