POSTED: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:04am
Louisiana (NBC33) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will implement a recurring commercial netting season on False River in Pointe Coupee Parish beginning November 1. This action removes the current net ban and allows the use of specified nets to provide commercial fishermen the opportunity to utilize the resource.
The commercial season will allow for harvest of fish species including buffalo, catfish and carp. The season will run from November 1 through the last day of February and is structured in a way to minimize conflict with boaters and recreational anglers.
In 1991, False River gained trophy status and initiated a largemouth bass management plan. This plan included a slot limit and banned the use of gill nets, trammel nets and seines. The trophy status was rescinded in 1998 and largemouth bass regulations were altered to manage for a lake of special concern. Since the lake is no longer managed under trophy status, the need for a net ban no longer exists.