It's not so different from a trout slot. Look at some of the requests in this thread: increase the slot to 24", 28", etc. At some point, the slot no longer matters because the fish won't reach that size anyway -- so the regulation may as well be "C&R only".
With bass fisheries, harvest isn't going to be the limiting factor for healthy fish. Instead of worrying about the harvest portion, focus on the habitat. Improve the habitat, and you'll see more large fish even with liberal harvest regulations.
with lakes like Sand Hollow and Quail, maybe one solution would be to work with the WCWCD on water levels that would promote vegetation regeneration?
I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz