Capt. Ron Behnke
For you fishermen who have not heard yet, our speckled trout
daily bag limit will change from 10 fish per day to 5 fish per day
beginning September 1st, 2014. Many of us have fought the change for
over ten years but we appear to have lost the support of the
recreational fishermen. The CCA finally pushed the TPWD Commission to
make the change this year. This is the same “conservation” association
that holds the biggest “kill” fishing tournament every year. This
change in the daily bag limits will probably never change back to 10 per
day just like the redfish limit that was changed to 3 per day but was
supposed to go back to the old limit when the fishery “bounded back”.
It will be the same with this rule change. Evidently there was little
opposition that spoke at the public scoping meetings or at the
Commission meeting, so this is what we will now live with on the entire
Texas coast. Another change to the saltwater fishing regulations made
by the Commission was the extension of the two flounder per day bag
limit restrictions. This is currently in effect for the month of
November into the first two weeks of December. During these first two
weeks of December, however, harvest would be allowed by any legal means.
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