Game Fish Regulations

Browse specific regulations and permit requirements for a variety of Missouri's game fish.

Regulations by Species

Species Area Primary Dates
Bass Regulations: White, yellow, striped and hybrid Open All Year
Bass Regulations: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky Impoundments Open All Year
Bass Regulations: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From other streams Open All Year
Bass Regulations: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From Ozark streams Sat, 05/24/2014 - Sat, 02/28/2015
Catfish Regulations: Blue Open All Year
Catfish Regulations: Channel Open All Year
Catfish Regulations: Flathead Open All Year
Crappie Regulations: Black and white Open All Year
Goggle-eye (Rock Bass) Regulations Open All Year
Muskellunge Regulations Open All Year
Northern Pike Regulations Open All Year
Paddlefish (Spoonbill) Regulations Sat, 03/15/2014 - Wed, 04/30/2014
Paddlefish (Spoonbill) Regulations Mississippi River Sat, 03/15/2014 - Thu, 05/15/2014
Mon, 09/15/2014 - Mon, 12/15/2014
Pickerel Regulations: Chain and Grass Open All Year
Shovelnose Sturgeon Regulations Open All Year
Trout Regulations Open All Year
Trout Regulations: No Creel Trout Parks Fri, 11/14/2014 - Mon, 02/09/2015
Trout Regulations Trout Parks Sat, 03/01/2014 - Fri, 10/31/2014
Walleye and Sauger Regulations Open All Year