By Louie Stout
In Michigan, If you catch 25 bluegill like this one caught by Brooke Schaap, you’ve limited out. In Indiana, you can keep 100.
Proponents seeking an Indiana bluegill bag limit gained some support from a 2016 DNR Licensed Angler Survey conducted last winter.
At least 60 percent of the anglers responding to a mailed survey said they would support a bluegill harvest limit and a size limit on crappies. Less than 26 percent expressed opposition.
Are you listening DNR?
Northern Fisheries Supervisor Jeremy Price says biologists are listening but want to proceed carefully.
As it stands today, you can keep 100 bluegills if you wish.
Remarkably, some anglers do.
As you may recall, Indiana proposed a bluegill bag limit a few years ago, but backed off when it was pointed out that the proposal put too many constraints on tourist anglers.