Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Largemouth Bass Regulation Change Survey

FWC is proposing a change to a statewide regulation for largemouth bass that would be a five fish daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches in total length or longer.  This means that each person would be allowed to keep five largemouth bass less than 16 inches OR four largemouth bass less than 16 inches and one largemouth bass 16 inches or longer each day.

Prior to any regulation changes we are looking for stakeholder input.  Your input is needed to help guide the agency on this proposed statewide regulation change. The goal is to manage our bass fisheries with the best regulation to sustain our fisheries and conserve trophy bass while reducing the number of regulations currently being used.  Please answer the following questions regarding the proposed change.

We strongly encourage you to read more about the proposed changes, and why we are proposing these changes prior to taking this survey:

 


To what extent do you support the proposed change (five fish daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches or longer) as a statewide regulation?

Why did you choose your answer above (Optional):

The proposed change (five fish daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches or longer) as a statewide regulation would result in me fishing for largemouth bass:

Why did you choose your answer above (Optional):
Do you own or operate a business in Florida?
How many largemouth bass fishing tournaments do you participate in during a typical year?
How often do you prefer to keep bass that you catch?
How often would you keep bass once the new regulation is in place?
Other Comments: