Nongame Fish Regulations
In Missouri, nongame fish include bluegill, green sunfish, carp, carpsuckers, suckers, buffalo, drum, gar and all other species other than those defined as game fish or listed as endangered. Nongame fish may be taken as described in the list below.
- There is no limit on goldfish and bighead, common, grass and silver carp.
- Bighead carp, common carp, grass carp and silver carp can be taken by hand net. Those that jump from the water into a boat or on land may also be taken and possessed in any number.
- Bowfin must remain whole and intact while on state waters or adjacent banks.