DEC is proposing changes to black bass (smallmouth bass and largemouth bass) fishing regulations to make them easier to understand, while continuing to successfully manage these species for future angler enjoyment. DEC is accepting public comment on the proposed elimination of “any size” and 10-inch minimum size limit regulations for black bass from many rivers throughout the state, as well as Lake Colby (Franklin County), Moose Pond (Essex County) and Lake Champlain. The proposal replaces these unnecessary special size limits with the statewide 12-inch-minimum black bass size limit.
The regulatory proposal is available on DEC’s website for review and public comment.
Comments will be accepted until January 23, 2021 by emailing [email protected] or writing to:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
c/o Jeff Loukmas
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4753