Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

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AL: Sauger Limit Changed

Effective November 17, 2011, the regulation allowing three
sauger less than the 14-inch minimum length limit was changed to
read: “It is illegal to possess any sauger less than 14 inches in
total length.” This change was implemented to reduce harvest of
sauger less than 14 inches long. A relative of the walleye, sauger
are found in the Tennessee River Basin of Alabama.

Since 2006, sampling by Alabama Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources fisheries biologists indicates not enough young
sauger are growing to a catchable size, which has reduced the
number of adult fish available for anglers. The regulation change
was implemented to help increase the number of adult sauger
available for harvest by anglers.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
(ADCNR) promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of
Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police,
Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and
Freshwater Fisheries.


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