A proposal to change size limits on crappie caught at Lake of the Ozarks is still under consideration. Fisheries Management Biologist Greg Stoner has been studying data that he feels indicates that keeping larger fish will be better for the long-term sustainability of the crappie population. Stoner’s proposal to raise the minimum size from 9 to 10 inches would also result in more food for anglers.
Stoner began his research in 2013. He says it will probably be about another year before he’s ready to submit the plan to the department of conservation to consider as an actual regulation change.