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Interesting Ohio River Proposed Regulations for '06

Discussion in 'Ohio River Fishing Reports' started by crappiebub, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. crappiebub

    crappiebub Justcrazy's Guide!

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    Interesting Ohio River regulation proposal for '06 by West Virginia. There are some changes being proposed for Walleye and Largemouth Bass. The Walleye Saugeye, Sauger could be a little complicated. Also they have their stocking plan for the River.
    Proposed Regulations
    http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/Ohio_River_Management_Plan.shtm
    Stocking Plans
    http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/Ohio_River_Proposed_Fishing_Stocking.shtm


    Current or Proposed Regulations:

    Black Bass: (Implement January 2006)
    Current:
    Bag Limit: 6/day
    Minimum Size: None

    Proposed:
    Seasonal Catch and Release:
    November 1-June 30

    Walleye: (Implement January 2006)
    Current:
    Bag Limit: 10/day
    Minimum Size: None

    Proposed:
    Bag Limit: 2/day
    Minimum Size: 18 inches

    Blue Catfish: (Implement January 2006)
    Current:
    No Regulation

    Proposed:
    Bag Limit 2/day
    Minimum Size Limit: 24 inches

    Paddlefish: (Implement when population levels reach adequate levels)
    Current:
    No Harvest

    Proposed:
    Bag Limit 1/day

    Sauger/Saugeye: Regulations will remain as 10 fish per day with no size
    limit.
     
  2. catking

    catking Banned

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    This would certainly be a step in the right direction . Some are really huge changes such as the walleyes. But then they SHOULD be. Tired of seeing guys with 10 walleyes the size of your finger on a stringer . Glad to see this............... CATKING
     

  3. catfishkiller29

    catfishkiller29 Northern Kentucky

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    I like all those proposals but the one on Paddlefish they need to give it longer and see if they come back in numbers from my understanding any where above meldhal dam there pretty much non exsistant unless I am wrong on that? We have a good population of them down here from the meldhal down river
     
  4. catfishkiller29

    catfishkiller29 Northern Kentucky

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    I would love to see 18 inch walleye in this are down here If they set those rules we may just have a chance for that to happen
     
  5. crappiebub

    crappiebub Justcrazy's Guide!

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    The paddlefish says: Paddlefish: (Implement when population levels reach adequate levels)
    Would like to see something on Catfish & Smallmouth also.
     
  6. i saw a 37# 59.5 " paddlefish caught above meldhal this past summer...picture was taken and we tossed it back but it was a great night
     
  7. catfishkiller29

    catfishkiller29 Northern Kentucky

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    This is one I caught at meldhal while striper fishing right as it was getting dark the storm minnow caught him right in the back on the uper area by the tail did not get a weight on it
     

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  8. I don't like it....leave the walleye/saugeye/sauger regulations the way they are and put a limit on Flathead Catfish.
     
  9. catfishkiller29

    catfishkiller29 Northern Kentucky

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    It would be nice to see better protection of our monster cats all three types
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    I agree, protect the Catfish!
     
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