Fisheries biologists have set the special fishing regulations for this year at Lake La Su An Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

Anglers are reminded that they are no longer required to make reservations, or obtain special fishing permits, in order to fish the lakes on the La Su An Wildlife Area In addition, anglers are not required to check in or out at the Fish Check Station. All lakes on the area will be open to fishing, however; the number of days that anglers can fish the lakes will be restricted.

From May 3rd through July 29th the lakes will be open to fishing 4 days a week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The La Su An Wildlife area will be closed to fishing at all other times. All lakes will be open from sunrise to sunset during designated fishing days. Sunfish bag limits, for 2013, will be 15 fish daily with no more than 5 fish being 8 inches or larger. Largemouth bass will have an 18” minimum length limit with a 5 fish daily bag limit and channel catfish will have a 2 fish daily bag limit. All bag limits are in effect area wide. This means that only 1 bag limit will be allowed each day regardless of how many lakes you fish. All statewide fishing regulations apply to the area lakes except when superseded by the special regulations mentioned above.

These changes have been designed to continue the tradition of quality bluegill fishing on the La Su An area lakes by continuing to regulate the amount of fishing pressure without the need for anglers to obtain a reservation. Parking will only be allowed in designated areas. For more information about fishing at Lake La Su An, visit the Division of Wildlife’s webpage at: wildohio.com. Click on the Fishing tab at the bottom and select Lake La Su An Wildlife Area Fishing Rules.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.

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