Here’s a quick update from the KBN Conservation Director, Steve French.
November 16 Steve attended the KDWPT Commission meeting held in Scott City. During the open comments section of the meeting Steve was able to introduce himself to the Commission, thank them for their past efforts such as increasing the bass pass to a five fish limit, and ensure the KBN’s continued conservation efforts. There were two “bass” items of interest that passed. First starting in 2018 the bass pass will become a “365 day” license, meaning it will be valid for 365 days from purchase. Up until now the bass pass has expired each year on December 31. Second beginning in 2018 the length limit for small mouth bass at Glen Elder will go to 21 inches.
A couple of the things in 2018 that the KBN Conservation will be involved in are the “Pitch It, Project”. This is a project to collect and recycle used soft plastics and used fishing line. Look for collection efforts to in effect at KBN weigh ins. Another area of focus will be working with KDWPT in placing fish structure including Georgia cubes.
Remember to fill out your Creel Census Reports. These provide vital information to the KDWPT fisheries biologist, and were a big factor in KDWPT Commission’s decision to increase the bass pass to a five fish limit.
For more information, contact Steve French. His contact information is on the KBN website Directors page.