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oggism
Posted 6/30/2009 9:31 PM (#259627)
Subject: what is a "keeper" bass


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Im new to bass fishing and pretty sure but not certain in the past bass had to be at least 14-15 inches to keep however I am having trouble locating the specifics in the TWRA fishing guide Any help in elucidating the proper length would be greatly appreciated

thanks in advance and may the best times of your past be the worst of your future
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twilson
Posted 6/30/2009 9:47 PM (#259633 - in reply to #259627)
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12" spot 15" largemouth 18" smallmouth around here anyways
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procraft
Posted 6/30/2009 10:34 PM (#259641 - in reply to #259627)
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alabama no size on spots 15 on all others all so smallmouth 15
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craazyboutbass
Posted 7/1/2009 1:30 AM (#259659 - in reply to #259627)
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Its different for every lake... so you'll need to look up what the size limits are for each fish on a lake you plan to fish if you plan on keeping any.
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drumking
Posted 7/1/2009 10:25 AM (#259711 - in reply to #259659)
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There are no size limit on spots except in tournaments and then it is usually 12".
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mdjbro
Posted 7/1/2009 10:55 AM (#259716 - in reply to #259627)
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Chickamauga (Copy from BBASS) Thanks!

Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day
in combination, only one may be a smallmouth bass

Largemouth bass: 15 inch minimum length limit

Smallmouth bass: 1 per day, 18 inch minimum
length limit

Spotted bass: no length limit

Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination,
10 inch minimum length limit

Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under
34 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in

length may be harvested per day

Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day,
15 inch minimum length limit

White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit

Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit

Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit

Sauger: 10 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit

Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from
April 24 through May 31. Culling, the releasing

of harvested fish, is prohibited.


Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit

Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit

Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes:

no creel or length limit

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oggism
Posted 7/1/2009 4:25 PM (#259818 - in reply to #259627)
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thanks for the info guys its greatly appreciated and I Chick and Nickajack share the same regulations?
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MadBomber
Posted 7/3/2009 7:01 AM (#260122 - in reply to #259627)
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The regs are the same for Chickamauga and Nickajack Lakes. Interestingly, there is no size limit on largemouth for the Nickajack tailwaters (Tennessee portion of Guntersville lake). The 18" size limit for Smallmouth was adopted Statewide last year. Some of the Upper East Tennessee lakes allow you to keep more than one Smallmouth but the 18" length limit still prevails. The length limit on Largemouth varies depending on the Lake but most commonly, it's 15". There is no length limit on Spotted Bass anywhere in the State.
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