Posted on Monday Oct 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM
The crappie limits from that area of the state were established because of the slower growth of crappie up there. Years of crappie data showed biologists that crappie grow more slowly there than other waters of the state and that recruitment of young crappie into the population was variable annually, so a minimum length limit and reduced creel limits were established.
If you want to voice an opinion or concern about the limits, simply call the Jenks regional ODWC office and ask to speak to a fisheries biologist. They may express other concerns about the crappie population or further reasons for the regulations. They will be happy to have a conversation with you. 918-299-2334