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1) Remove the exception to the general statewide regulation for crappie in B. Everett Jordan Reservoir by reducing the minimum size limit from 10 inches to 8 inches. The creel limit would remain 20 fish per day.
Justification: Anglers have expressed interest in aligning the size limit for crappie at Jordan Reservoir with other fishing waters across the state. The proposed change would provide additional angling opportunity. Crappie abundance, size structure, and age structure indicate the population can support the additional harvest. 15A NCAC 10C .0306 Crappie (page 25)
2) Establish an exception to the general statewide regulation for crappie in the North Carolina portion of John H. Kerr Reservoir by implementing a 9-inch minimum size limit and a 25-fish daily creel limit.
Justification: The proposed change was requested by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fish (VDGIF) to reduce angler harvest and improve the quality of the reservoir’s crappie fishery. By agreement, VDGIF is the primary lead for fisheries management activities at 4 John H. Kerr Reservoir. VDGIF staff has observed high harvest rates and a reduced density of crappie. 15A NCAC 10C .0306 Crappie (p