Indiana DNR announces rule changes for some Ohio River fish

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(WEHT) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has amended regulations for catching sauger, walleye, and saugeye on the Ohio River.

The new rule takes effect on January 19.

It allows a bag limit of six Sander species, the collective term for these fish, in aggregate per day.

There’s a possession limit of 12 Sander species in aggregate and a minimum length limit of 14 inches.

Previously, regulations allowed 10 Sander species in aggregate per day, with a possession limit of 20 and no length limit.

The new regulations were put in place following long-term survey data and recommendations from the Ohio River Fisheries Management Team.

The rules are designed to make sure the sauger population remains sustainable for future generations.

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(This story was originally published on January 17, 2020)

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