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Bill would remove possession limits for freshwater fishing on Toledo Bend

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A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would remove the possession limits for freshwater recreational fishing on Toledo Bend Reservoir.

House Bill 109, by Rep. Frankie Howard, R-Many, is pre-filed for the legislative session which begins April in Baton Rouge.

Current law outlines daily take limits and possession limits for freshwater recreational fishing on the reservoir.

According to current law, the possession limits are two times the daily take limits. The law also authorizes the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to amend rule size limits, daily take limits, possession limits, seasons and times.

Under Howard's proposal, the commission's authority to amend by rule the possession limits for recreational fishing on Toledo Bend Reservoir would be removed.

You can read the full bill here: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=828729

The bill has been assigned to the House Natural Resources Committee.

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