GRANT PARISH MAN CITED FOR ILLEGAL SIZED BLACK BASS

Release Date: 02/28/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Grant Parish man on Feb. 24 for two counts of taking illegal sized black bass on Caney Lake in Jackson Parish. 


Edward B Holmes Jr. 34, of Georgetown was cited after agents discovered two slot fish in his livewell.  The two bass measured 18 and 18 1/4 inches maximum total length.  Both bass were released alive.  Caney Lake has a protected slot limit for Largemouth Black Bass measuring from 15 to 19 inches maximum total length.  Any bass measuring between 15 and 19 inches must be released immediately.


The penalty for taking illegal sized black bass is a fine from $100-$350, or jail for not more than 60 days or both plus court cost.


Agents in involved in the case are Sgt. Duane Taylor and Agent Stan House.


EDITORS: For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2469.