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Indiana DNR tightens rules for 3 Ohio River fish species

Ohio River from Indiana
Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 16:59:27-05

Indiana has imposed more restrictive regulations on three popular game fish species found in the Ohio River to align the state with Kentucky's regulations.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the new rule that took effect Sunday covers walleye, sauger and saugeye, which are collectively known as Sander species.

The rule sets a bag limit of six Sander species in aggregate per day, a possession limit of 12 Sander species in aggregate, and a minimum length limit of 14 inches.

Previously, Indiana permitted the take of 10 Sander species in aggregate per day, a possession limit of 20 Sander species, but had no minimum length limit.