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11/14/08 - Nacogdoches

Lake Nacogdoches on the Verge of Becoming a Trophy Lake

by:  Brad Hlozek

(KTRE, Nacogdoches, TX)  If you head to Lake Nacogdoches any time soon, you will notice a big change in the fishing rules.

Back on September 1st, Texas Parks and Wildlife rewrote the law on the size and length of bass that anglers can harvest.

"They're moving the slot from 16 to 21 inches to 16 to 24 inches," says Jim Hobson, who is a fishing guide. 

"This is a great little lake.  It has all the chemistry to produce some big fish."

And that's exactly what Lake Nacogdoches hopes to accomplish as they were stocked with about 20,000 fish this past month.

These regulations were put in place to protect bigger fish and lead to Nacogdoches becoming a "Trophy Lake."

With this new law in effect, Jim hopes that all anglers will see the benefit of what the lake can provide.

"But you talk about trophy fish, the first thing people think about is Lake Fork.  Well, we would like one of these days to talk about Lake Nacogdoches.  Some good fishin' here.

"This is a great little lake.  It has all the chemistry to produce some big fish."

In order for the larger catch to become a reality, all fisherman and women need to obey the rules and throw back any bass that is in the 16-24 inch slot range.

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