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Friday, 23 March 2012

March 23-- All the fish you can take!  Well, not quite, but for anglers at Evans County Public Fishing Area, the limit on what they can take will increase significantly as preparations are made for an upcoming improvements project on the area.  Due to construction needs, this PFA will temporarily close on June 1, 2012 and re-open in 2013.

“During the renovation, multiple improvements will be made, including the reconstruction of Bidd Sands Lake Dam,” says John Biagi, fisheries chief of the Wildlife Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  “The decision to completely close the area is difficult.

“Once completed, the PFA will provide a much improved experience for years to come. In the meantime, since the lake must be drained, we want all local anglers to take advantage of the adjustment of fish limits during the next few months,” says Biagi.  “We are increasing the take limits on all species and encourage anglers to take what they can prior to the area closing.”

Limit Increases

The “take” limit on most fish species has been increased as preparations are made to begin draining Bidd Sands Lake.  Bream limit is 50 per person (formerly 15); largemouth bass is 10 per person with a 12 inch minimum length (formerly five per person with a 14 inch minimum length); channel catfish has no limit (formerly five per person); and crappie is 30 per person (no change).

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