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#11635810 - 05/30/16 05:31 PM Slot limit?
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
So how do you get a lake switched to a slot limit???

Alvarado is a shadow of its self... 99999999 little fish...

What we gona do to make that happen?
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#11636098 - 05/30/16 07:25 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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You don't need a slot limit on the lake.. You just need to start keeping the 9999999 little fish you catch!

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#11636109 - 05/30/16 07:27 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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If there isn't a slot, you can't keep little fish. ( unders )
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#11636113 - 05/30/16 07:28 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Ban-D Offline
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Those 99999999 fish he's referring to are all 10-13" long. It still has some nice fish though.

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#11636129 - 05/30/16 07:34 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Ken A. Offline
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Oh! Duh... My bad..

You need a slot limit on that lake!!

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#11636313 - 05/30/16 08:39 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Lil joe Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
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Loc: lake conroe, tx
Contact tx parks and wildlife and express your concerns to them. They are the ones that set size limits

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#11636431 - 05/30/16 09:20 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
carrying capacity is what needs to happen too many fish results in too many small fish. You still need to harvest some of your catch to balance out the ratio of fish to forage. Ponds are a good example small bodies of water with nothing but small fish equals most fish being the same size.

I am no bioligist or did i sleep in a holiday inn express last nite just my 2cents

carry on!

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#11636468 - 05/30/16 09:48 PM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Bobby Milam Offline
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They'll have to come out and do a survey of the fish on the lake. It's probably already been done. You should be able to research the lake and see the last survey on numbers and sizes as well as bait fish abundance. It probably wouldn't hurt to talk to the city and see if you can get anyone there to agree with you and they might have more influence on TPW

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#11636805 - 05/31/16 07:25 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
the skipper Offline
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Personally, I wish they would make most lakes slot lakes. It would improve a lot of fishing for everybody. They could just give tournies a pass so that anglers could weigh in slots for that tourney although that wouldn't cure the mortality rate which is a big problem on most lakes. Talking with a guide on fork, their belief is that tourney mortality is what keeps a LOT of understanding out of that lake and let's the bigger fish thrive.


Edited by the skipper (05/31/16 07:26 AM)

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#11636915 - 05/31/16 08:36 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
Dubee Offline
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There are so many small ones because the lake had 2 really good spawns.

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#11636947 - 05/31/16 08:55 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: the skipper]
Mudshark Offline
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
Personally, I wish they would make most lakes slot lakes. It would improve a lot of fishing for everybody. They could just give tournies a pass so that anglers could weigh in slots for that tourney although that wouldn't cure the mortality rate which is a big problem on most lakes. Talking with a guide on fork, their belief is that tourney mortality is what keeps a LOT of understanding out of that lake and let's the bigger fish thrive.


What other laws should we exempt tourney fishermen from? Maybe, keep non tourney fisherman off the lake all together on days there is a tourney going on?


Edited by Mudshark (05/31/16 08:55 AM)
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#11636997 - 05/31/16 09:19 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: Dubee]
catslayer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dubee
There are so many small ones because the lake had 2 really good spawns.


I disagree, there has been a steady decline in in big fish weighed in for the last 5 years at least. I think it has a TON to do with the fact that every bass club within two hours beat the cr@p out of it for 2 or 3 years when other lakes were down. yeah there still ARE some good ones. But like somebody said the game is about carrying capacity. there are SOOO many 6-12 inch fish in that lake (which are illegal to keep currently) that it is ridiculous.

If you could put in a slot that allowed the removal of those fish and protected your 14-18 inchers you could really help things out I think.

Guess I'll email TPWD and see how long a response takes lol


Edited by catslayer (05/31/16 09:22 AM)
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#11637000 - 05/31/16 09:21 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: Mudshark]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Originally Posted By: Mudshark
Originally Posted By: the skipper
Personally, I wish they would make most lakes slot lakes. It would improve a lot of fishing for everybody. They could just give tournies a pass so that anglers could weigh in slots for that tourney although that wouldn't cure the mortality rate which is a big problem on most lakes. Talking with a guide on fork, their belief is that tourney mortality is what keeps a LOT of understanding out of that lake and let's the bigger fish thrive.


What other laws should we exempt tourney fishermen from? Maybe, keep non tourney fisherman off the lake all together on days there is a tourney going on?


Ridiculous comment is both situations here...

The slot limit does protects and helps improve the resource. I actually like tourneys on slot limit lakes because it adds a new wrinkle to the game

Look up O.H. Ivie's slot, It is by far the most balanced slot I have seen. It works really well with tourneys


Edited by catslayer (05/31/16 09:21 AM)
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#11637010 - 05/31/16 09:25 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: catslayer]
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If no one keeps the little ones then a slot will probably not overhaul the lake. At least that is what I have heard from a biologist or two. That being said I am not one myself and just sharing a thought here. Bridgeport has had one for over 20 years and its still not a big fish mecca. This day and age fewer and fewer people keep bass it seems.

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#11637021 - 05/31/16 09:30 AM Re: Slot limit? [Re: Mark Perry]
catslayer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
If no one keeps the little ones then a slot will probably not overhaul the lake. Bridgeport has had one for over 20 years and its still not a big fish mecca. This day and age fewer and fewer people keep bass it seems.


yeah I hear your, we are fighting that battle on a private lake near longview right now... but if you know this lake at ALL you know there are a LOT of "meat hunters" near it, they make being on that lake...ummm... lets call it INTERESTING at times. And if you let them know they could keep all the 12 inch bass they catch crappie fishing, I think you would have ppl come clean house
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