Fishing Seasons

Method: Fishing
Game Area Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Comments
Bass: White, yellow, striped and hybrid Open All Year 15 30 Daily and possession limits are combination of white, yellow and striped bass and their hybrids.

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Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky Impoundments Open All Year 6 12 Daily and possession limits are combination of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

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Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From other streams Open All Year 6 12 Daily and possession limits are combination of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

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Catfish: Blue Open All Year 5 10 Quick Reg Lookup - Catfish
Catfish: Channel Open All Year 10 20 Quick Reg Lookup - Catfish
Catfish: Flathead Open All Year 5 10 Quick Reg Lookup - Catfish
Crappie: Black and white Open All Year 30 60 Daily and possession limits are combination of white and black crappie.

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Goggle-eye (Rock Bass) Open All Year 15 30 Daily and possession limits are combination of goggle-eye and warmouth.

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Muskellunge Open All Year 1 2 Daily limit is 1 muskellunge or 1 northern pike.

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Mussels and Clams Open All Year 5 10 Daily limit combined total of all species (dead or alive).

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Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Streams, except portions of Missouri, Mississippi, St. Francis rivers Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bowfishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bowfishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Portions of Missouri, Mississippi and St. Francis rivers Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bowfishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Crossbow): Crossbow Impounded waters and temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Crossbow Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Gigging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Line): Pole and line, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, jug line Streams and impounded waters Open All Year 50 100 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Line Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Snagging): Snagging, grabbing Streams and impounded waters 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015
20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Snagging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Snagging): Snagging, grabbing Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Snagging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Snaring): Snaring Streams and impounded waters 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015
20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Snaring Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Underwater Spear): Underwater spear Impounded waters and temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Underwater Spear Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Northern Pike Open All Year 1 2 Daily limit is 1 muskellunge or 1 northern pike.

See Wildlife Code for length limits

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Paddlefish Mississippi River 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 12/15/2014
2 4 See Wildlife Code for other restrictions.

See Wildlife Code for length limits and other restrictions.

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Pickerel: Chain and Grass Open All Year 6 12 Quick Reg Lookup - Pickerel
Sturgeon - Shovelnose Open All Year 10 20 See Wildlife Code for length limits and other restrictions

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Trout Open All Year 4 8 Daily and possession limit are combination of rainbow and brown trout.

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Turtle: Common Snapping Turtles Open All Year 5 10 There is NO open season for alligator snapping turtles.

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Walleye and Sauger Open All Year 4 8 Daily and possession limit is combination of walleye and sauger.

See Wildlife Code for length limits

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