CLEVELAND - There are new restrictions in effect for some of the most sought after fish in Ohio.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife has instituted a 12-inch minimum length limit to harvest Black Bass.
Black Bass include Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass.
The new length limit is in place to ensure good numbers of fish, as well as quality sized fish for anglers.
The limit is in response to surveys and studies done by state fisheries biologist. It has been met positively by environmental and angler groups.
The new limit is in effect on all bodies of water in the state of Ohio, unless superseded by regulations put in place for a specific body of water.
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