Ever since F&G implemented "family fishing waters", there was no length limit on bass until recently. That seems counter productive to the original intent behind family fishing waters. Why was the length limit re-instated?

Answer:

We wanted to expand our original list of "Family Friendly" fishing waters around the state, but many of the ponds where we wanted to give the special designation are high angler use waters.  Biologically, we felt the bass populations in many urban ponds that we've added to the list, could not sustain a reproducing population of bass without maintaining the 12" minimum length.

One of the things we now emphasize in the "Family Fishing Waters" brochure is the experience of going fishing with others.  We hope the length limit on bass doesn't ruin your experience.