So If I understand this correctly last year, as per the 2010 anglers handbook and I assume previous years before that. In all counties but Cape Breton their was a season for Smallmoth bass until Oct. 31st, which ment to me that I could fish places that would traditionally be closed by Oct. before smallmouth introduction. Example: Kearney Lake, but this year, and I am very surprised noone has brought this up yet, in the 2011 handbook there is no open season for smallmouth bass in any counties except for the lakes that are noted (a select few). I think that huge implications to the way we fish smallmouths does it not ? I believe it is a effort to curb future introductions of invasives but I am not sure how it is supposed to work. By reducing the oppurtunties for angling ?