Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent to Designate the Fishing Boundary for Crappie Fishing on Lake D’Arbonne

Release Date: 02/07/2013

(Feb. 7, 2013) - Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent to designate the fishing boundary for crappie fishing on Lake D’Arbonne in Union and Lincoln parishes.  This rule defines Lake D’Arbonne using the same geographic markers as used in the Department’s netting prohibition regulation.

Lake D’Arbonne includes all areas between the Bayou D’Arbonne spillway structure and Gill’s Ferry Landing on D’Arbonne Creek and Hogpen Landing on Corney Creek.

The daily bag limit was changed to 25 crappie in November 2012.  The change from 50 to 25 fish was approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in response to concerns of overfishing that some anglers had expressed.

To view the full notice of intent, please visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/document/36343-bayo... Interested persons may submit written comments relative to the proposed rule by March 31, 2013, to Mike Wood, Office of Fisheries, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000 or via email at comment@wlf.la.gov.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For press inquires, contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov or (225) 765-2396.