If Fish Could Talk...

“If Fish Could Talk” will be one of the new sections highlighted on during the upcoming season. This section will feature insightful articles and essays from knowledgeable individuals on current fisheries issues. The articles are intended to provide you with the latest information on current issues while providing the best fisheries science available dealing with a particular subject. We believe that providing this type of information in this forum will help you better understand the issues and make informed decisions.

Dennis P. Lee is going to help out with the “If Fish Could Talk” page and will author a series of articles. Many of you know Dennis as a Department of Fish and Game Fishery Biologist who helped manage and provide recreational fishing opportunities for black bass throughout the state. Dennis is from the Central Valley and earned degrees in Science and Fisheries at College of the Sequoias and Humboldt State University. He began working for the California Department of Fish and Game in 1970 where he managed and supervised a number of projects and programs before retiring from the Department as a Supervising Biologist in 2006.

As an avid angler, Dennis brought clear insight into many management decisions and angling regulations implemented by the Department. He was responsible for helping develop many of the current black bass angling regulations including slot limits for spotted bass fisheries, regulations and rules governing fishing contests including bass tournaments, and helped insure that California sport fishing opportunities continued to be available for all anglers to enjoy. Dennis is a long time member of the Lowrance Electronics Pro Staff and continues to work as an impendent fisheries scientist on a number of issues. We look forward to his contributions in