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#11808102 - 09/01/16 02:26 PM Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed
Texascajun69 Offline
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Here is a question to kick around. Should Lake Fork's upper limit of 24" be lowered to 23". Many fish are being caught that are heavy double digit but don't make the 24" Should these fish be kept in the lake to reproduce. Personally I would love to catch and 11 or 12lber regardless of the length

What is your opinion???????????
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#11808104 - 09/01/16 02:27 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
Texascajun69 Offline
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OR Should it be RAISED
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#11808118 - 09/01/16 02:34 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
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18" minimum.
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#11808121 - 09/01/16 02:38 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
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I just wish they would go to one slot for all lakes or do away with it. I would like to see a 16 to 21 slot or even as James said a 18 min.
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#11808124 - 09/01/16 02:39 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: James Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
18" minimum.


Spoken like a true tournament pro.
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#11808127 - 09/01/16 02:41 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: coachallentca]
fouzman Offline
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Originally Posted By: coachallentca
I just wish they would go to one slot for all lakes or do away with it. I would like to see a 16 to 21 slot or even as James said a 18 min.


Slots benefit certain fisheries in various ways. They're not a one size fits all nor a be all end all. I think the upper end of the slot should remain at 24" and the lower end should be raised to 18" on Fork.
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#11808224 - 09/01/16 03:32 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Originally Posted By: coachallentca
I just wish they would go to one slot for all lakes or do away with it. I would like to see a 16 to 21 slot or even as James said a 18 min.


Slots benefit certain fisheries in various ways. They're not a one size fits all nor a be all end all. I think the upper end of the slot should remain at 24" and the lower end should be raised to 18" on Fork.


Been saying this same thing for years, but I'm no stinking biologist so what do I know.
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#11808241 - 09/01/16 03:41 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: coachallentca]
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Originally Posted By: coachallentca
I just wish they would go to one slot for all lakes or do away with it. I would like to see a 16 to 21 slot or even as James said a 18 min.


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#11808243 - 09/01/16 03:42 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
Skeeter man ZX225 Offline
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This is highly political lake and makes the state and local areas a lot of money, if you want the slot changed or redesigned find a change that will bring in more money and more state record bass.

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#11808282 - 09/01/16 04:06 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
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#11808289 - 09/01/16 04:13 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
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Ray Roberts went straight in the dumper as a recreational bass fishery when they removed the slot.

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#11808306 - 09/01/16 04:32 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
Rick Collis Online   content
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Registered: 02/09/07
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Originally Posted By: Texascajun69
Here is a question to kick around. Should Lake Fork's upper limit of 24" be lowered to 23". Many fish are being caught that are heavy double digit but don't make the 24" Should these fish be kept in the lake to reproduce. Personally I would love to catch and 11 or 12lber regardless of the length

What is your opinion???????????

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#11808317 - 09/01/16 04:36 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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18-21..will NEVER happen though
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#11808374 - 09/01/16 05:22 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
16-21 for Fork and Rayburn. Lots of Big Bass tournaments on both lakes and both need the revenue.
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#11808382 - 09/01/16 05:26 PM Re: Should Lake Fork Slot limit be changed [Re: Texascajun69]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
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18-23 on fork would still keep the bass population/quality thriving in my opinion, but I'm no expert.

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