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At Lake Jackson, a change in message

For years the message to more hardcore largemouth bass anglers has been, “Have fun fishing, but release your fish.” On Lake Jackson, near Tallahassee, fisheries biologists are now encouraging anglers to keep some of their bass, at least those less than 16 inches.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regulations allow an angler on Lake Jackson to keep five black bass per day, with only one of the five greater than 16 inches in length. The four shorter bass can be any size, as long as they are less than 16 inches.

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