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New bass rule for Lake Jackson

A new largemouth bass harvest regulation is in effect on Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. An angler on Jackson can now keep up to five bass a day, with one of the five bass exceeding 16 inches in length.

The old regulation on Lake Jackson prohibited anglers from keeping or harvesting smaller bass, most of which are male and now make up a large part of the lake’s bass population. The former rule also allowed the taking of largemouth bass over 18 inches, which are typically female “trophy fish” that bass anglers love to catch.

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