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