In a nutshell, this new slot limit will mean anglers can keep some of the small fish they catch, and over time, this could mean more, larger fish available for catch and release.

The new rule will allow them to keep up to three of these smaller fish while protecting the rare ones that fall into the middle range. Right now, Lake Kerr anglers are catching bass all day long that are less than 14 inches, but few in the 15- to 24-inch range.