Changes in the 2017-18 Tennessee sport fish regulations have been made by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Following are some of the more prominent ones: For bass on Douglas Lake, there will be a 15-fish creel limit for a combination of striped bass, hybrid striped bass and white bass. On Kentucky Lake the crappie creel limit will decrease from 30 to 20 per day.
The boundary for wild trout on Laurel Creek in Carter County will be from the cable crossing located one-half mile upstream of the USFS Dennis Cove Recreation Area extending upstream to the USFS boundary. Boat and bank anglers on Dale Hollow Lake can use four fishing rods at one time; previously boat anglers could use three and shore anglers could use six.
On Calderwood Reservoir boat and bank anglers from North Carolina will have the same regulations as Tennesseans; North Carolina is expected to reciprocate soon. Changes to the live bait proclamation kept existing creel limits for Class A and Class B baitfish, and established a possession limit of twice the daily creel limit for these classes. The change established a 50 fish-per-day limit for Class C bait fish, all species combined, with a possession limit of 100 fish. These limits apply to fish alive and dead. The TFWC meets next in Nashville on Friday, Dec. 9 at the TWRA Region II Ray Bell Building.