DNR panfish management
Anyone else attending one of these panfish management plan meetings?
you already have lakes with reduced bag limits where people catch the reduced limit then fill the rest of their daily state limit on another lake. heck there are connected lakes with different bag limits. its about individual lake management.
i havent really thought too much about this yet... but my initial concern is kids fishing and having trouble with ID or confusing bag limits. i bluegill fish quite a bit but honestly this is all about kids fishing too. most of us probably learned this great sport by bluegill fishing. i think this would be a great opportunity for the DNR to create a "fishing education" class much like hunter ed or any of the others. these things and more could be covered.
The sorting is by species- whereby sunfish are all considered one species. In other words, 15 sunfish of any type, not 15 bluegills, 15 pumpkinseeds, etc.
Then you could catch some perch (which would be considered a separate species) and some crappies (which are considered separate).
So, no sorting of the type you are afraid of.