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Fishing Regulations for 2013-14 to Be Set at October TFWC Meeting

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 09:34am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will set the 2013-14 sport fish regulations during its Oct. 26 meeting to be held at Reelfoot Lake State Park near Tiptonville.

This month’s meeting will be held on one day rather than the usual two-day format. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.

The TFWC was presented the 2013-14 fishing proposals at its August meetings by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The TWRA recently closed a public comment period regarding the proposals that began in late August.

The proposals cover a variety of topics including Alabama rigs, skipjack herring, wild trout streams, walleye on Cherokee Reservoir, and bass on Pickwick, Parksville and Cordell Hull reservoirs. Other proposals limit the number of commercial fishing licenses, the addition of new commercial gear, and define waters open to commercial fishing. A complete list of the proposals can be viewed at the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org.

The Fisheries Division will also recognize its biologist and technician of the year during this month’s meeting.

The commission will be returning to the Reelfoot Lake area for its monthly meeting for the first time in almost three years. Reelfoot Lake is celebrating the 200th year of its creation this year.

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