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Fishermen reeling in big time because of legislation mistake

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FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Limits is a word no fisherman like to hear.

"When I got out I usual catch about 29 28 30 35" says Robert Logeins. 

Right now if Logeins wanted to he could catch 100 Crappie also known as White Perch on Lake D'Arbonne.

"Sometimes they can be biting pretty good" says Logeins.

     But that high limit is a mistake and causing a lot of confusion.
     In 2012 the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission dropped the limit from 50 to 25 fish.
     Last year legislators went back and boosted it back up to 50 and that's where the mistake was made.
     The Natural Resource Committee was the author of the amendment and put the revision in the wrong place boosting the limit to 100 fish per day.
     Now State Senator Mike Walsworth is trying to correct the mistake for Lake D'Arbonne.

"One the lowering to 25 and then also trying to raise it back up to a level we weren't familiar with so now we are going to clean it up and get that level back up it 50 it will be about Lake D'Arbonne and Lake D'Arbonne only" says Walsworth.

     Now fisherman Logeins says he would be happy with 50.

"Now 25 if they are biting you will be out of their in no time and I like to fish" says Logeins.

     But for now Logeins says he's going to take full advantage of that high limit before it goes back down.

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