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Lake Fork Slot History? #12485527
10/31/17 02:07 PM
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In what years and what changes have been made to the regulations for bass on Lake Fork?

Was it ever the "standard" 14" minimum?

When did it go 14"-21" and when to 16"-24"?


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Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485670
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I know it was 14-21 in the early 90's. Possibly from the beginning

Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485741
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Fork/Arlington some.
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Fork/Arlington some.
Want to say it was a gradual escalation 14-21 in 1997 to 16-22 in 98 to 16-23 in 99 to 16-24 by 2000. All the local business's griped and moaned, the TP&W agreed to gradually raise the top end of the slot.. Of course the lake fished horrible from 2000-2003 because of the LMVB and loss of grass. It really came back for numbers and quality in my opinion from 2004-2010 those years were off the charts good, for me at least..
I may be off a year or two on that gradual increase, but not by much.. I may google it.... grin






Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485750
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Sounds about right Billy. When the lake first opened there was no slot. It was just a 14" min I believe.

Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485844
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Thanks guys.....I tried Google but couldn't find it


Originally Posted By: Dubee
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Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485852
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It's on TPWD's website.


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Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: fouzman] #12485866
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
It's on TPWD's website.


I looked there too but I didn't have any luck


Originally Posted By: Dubee
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Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485878
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Here ya go. Their website can be hard to navigate sometime.

Harvest regulation history: Sport fishes in Lake Fork Reservoir are managed with statewide regulations
with the exception of largemouth bass and crappie (Table 2). From 1980 to 1985, largemouth bass were
managed with a 14-inch minimum length limit, 5 fish daily bag limit. A 14 to 18-inch slot length limit, 5 fish
daily bag limit was implemented in September 1985 to improve the population size structure. In
September 1993, the slot limit was modified to a 14 to 21-inch slot length limit, 3 fish daily bag limit, with
one fish over 21 inches. In September 1995 the bag limit was relaxed to 5, to make largemouth bass bag
limits consistent across the state. In September 1998 the slot length limit was increased to a 16 to 22-inch
slot, 5 fish daily bag with 1 fish over 22. This encouraged harvest of fish under the slot and provided
heavier fish for tournament weigh-ins. Over the next 2 years the upper end of the slot increased by 1 inch
each year until in September 2000, the limit became the current 16 to 24-inch slot, 5 fish daily bag with 1
fish over 24.


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Re: Lake Fork Slot History? [Re: 5Redman8] #12485944
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