The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a Notice of Intent to modify the dates of the commercial netting season on False River, Lake Bruin and Lake Providence.

The proposed action will begin the season on October 1 through the last day of February.  Currently, the season does not begin until November 1.

Commercial anglers have reported that the month of October is an excellent period for harvest.  By adjusting the commercial netting season dates, the Department hopes to increase commercial angler participation and harvest of fish including buffalo, carp and freshwater drum.

To view the full notice, please visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.

Interested persons may submit related comments regarding the proposed rule through June 4, 2014, to Mike Wood, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Office of Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000 or via email at comment@wlf.la.gov.