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|At its regular
monthly meeting, held Feb. 4 in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma
Wildlife Conservation Commission adopted several fishing
regulation changes for 2002. These include:
- Changing the daily limit for
largemouth bass at Konawa Lake to six fish per day, with only
one 22 inches or longer. Body condition of bass in the lake
has been poor and the numbers of trophy bass have decreased.
The change is designed to encourage anglers to harvest bass,
allowing those that remain to grow larger.
- Prohibited trotlines, throwlines,
limblines, juglines, yo-yo's and bowfishing in the Salt Fork
of the Arkansas River from the spillway of Great Salt Plains
Reservoir downstream to the Hwy. 38 bridge.
- Establishing a protective nine- to
12-inch slot limit on smallmouth bass in Baron Fork Creek,
Flint Creek, the upper Illinois River, Lee Creek and Little
Lee Creek. The daily combined bass limit is six, only one of
which can be a smallmouth 12 inches or longer.
- Establishing a 12-inch minimum size
limit on smallmouth bass on the Glover River, from where it
joins Little River upstream to the forks of the Glover River.
The daily combined bass limit in this portion of the Glover is
six fish, only three of which can be smallmouth.
- Adjusted the Skiatook white bass and
striped bass hybrid limits to allow unlimited harvest of white
bass, with the striped bass hybrid limit being set at five
hybrids per day, only two of which can be 20 inches or longer.
- Adding Zoo Lake in Oklahoma City to
the list of "Close to Home" fishing areas.
- Opening the Arkansas River below Zink
Dam to year-round fishing.
(excerpt from the weekly ODWC email )