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Creel & Size Limits

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Statewide Creel and Size Limits

For Saltwater Fishing Regulations set by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources call 228-374-5000 or www.dmr.ms.gov

Species

Creel Limits

Alligator Gar****

2

Paddlefish* (must be less than 30 inches)

2

Striped Bass and/or Striped Bass Hybrids (Minimum length 15 inches)**

6

Walleye***

3

Sauger

10

Crappie** (combined white and black)

30

Bluegill, Bream and all other sunfish (combined)**

100

Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted bass combined**

10

Sturgeon

0

* No paddlefish harvest allowed in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River or its tributaries, and Pickwick Lake. Paddlefish are measured from the front of the eye to the fork of the tail.

** Daily limits for bream, black bass (largemouth, spotted and smallmouth), crappie, striped bass and its hybrids in waters adjoining adjacent states shall be that of the adjacent states, or the Mississippi limit, whichever is greater.

*** Harvest and possession of walleye is prohibited in Davis Lake (Tombigbee NF) and in the Old Tombigbee River and its tributaries north of Hwy 278 (Monroe, Itawamba and Prentiss Co.)

**** No alligator gar harvest allowed from Bee Lake (Holmes Co.)

On all other lakes, there is no length limit for any species except striped bass and/or hybrids but the statewide daily creel limits apply.

Special Bluegill & Redear Regulations

Area/Water

Lengths to Release

Creel Limits

Charles R. Nix WMA Lakes

No Length Limit

10 per day

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County)

No Length Limit

50 per day

Channel Catfish Regulations

Area/Water

Lengths to Release

Creel Limits

Charles R. Nix WMA Lakes

No Length Limit

5 per day

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County)

No Length Limit

5 per day

Recon Lake (Bolivar County)

No Length Limit

10 per day

All MDWFP State Fishing Lakes

No Length Limit

10 per day

Special Blue, Channel & Flathead Catfish Regulations

Area/Water

Lengths to Release

Creel Limits

Border Waters w/ Alabama & Tennessee

No Length Limit

1 over 34”, no creel limit under 34”

Special Black & White Crappie Regulations*

Area/Water

Lengths to Release

Creel Limits

Arkabutla Lake+

12 inches & under

20 per day

Arkabutla Spillway to Prichard Rd. Bridge+++

No Length Limit

20 per day

Enid Lake+

12 inches & under

20 per day

Enid Spillway to I-55+++

No Length Limit

20 per day

Grenada Lake++

12 inches & under

20 per day

Grenada Spillway to Hwy. 51+++

No Length Limit

20 per day

Lake Washington

10 inches & under

30 per day, 5 under 10”

Moon Lake (includes E. of Hwy 1)

10 inches & under

30 per day, 5 under 10”

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County)

10 inches & under

10 per day

Pickwick Lake & Tenn-Tom Waterway

9 inches & under

30 per day

(Hwy. 25 to Aliceville L & D)

Sardis Lake+

12 inches & under

20 per day

Sardis Spillway & Barrow Lake to Spaulding Creek

No Length Limit

20 per day

* The aggregate daily boat creel limit for all species of crappie on Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis Lakes for boats with three or more anglers shall be 50 crappie larger than 12 inches (PNF3818).

+ Anglers fishing these lakes may fish no more than 5 poles per person. Each pole may have no more than 2 hooks or lures.

++ Grenada Lake anglers may fish no more than 3 poles per person. Each pole may have no more than 2 hooks or lures.

+++ Anglers fishing these waters and Sardis Spillway to the end of the riprap may fish with no more than one pole per person with no more than 2 single hooks. No bare or baited treble hooks allowed.

On all other lakes, there is no length limit for any species except striped bass and/or hybrids but the statewide daily creel limits apply.

Special Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass Regulations

Area/Water

Lengths to Release

Creel Limits

Ross Barnett Dam to City of Jackson water intake

15 inches & under

6 per day, 1 over 24”

Special Largemouth, Spotted & Smallmouth Bass Regulations

Area/Water

Lengths to Release

Creel Limits

Aberdeen Lake

14 inches & under

10 per day

Arkabutla Lake+

No Length Limit

7 per day

Calling Panther Lake

20 inches & over

30 per day, 1 over 20”

Charles R. Nix WMA Ponds

No Length Limit

0 per day

Columbus Lake

14 inches & under

10 per day

Eagle Lake

16 inches & under

10 per day

Elvis Presley Lake

No Length Limit

30 per day

Enid Lake+

No Length Limit

7 per day

Grenada Lake++

No Length Limit

7 per day

Lake Bill Waller

18-22 inches

15 per day, 1 over 22”

Lake Bogue Homa

15 inches & under

5 per day

Lake Bolivar (Scott, MS)

No Length Limit

2 per day

Lake Columbia

14-18 inches

5 per day, 1 over 18”

Lake Jackson (Washington County)

No Length Limit

5 per day

Lake Mary Crawford

No Length Limit

30 per day

Lake Monroe

No Length Limit

30 per day

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County)

18-22 inches

10 per day, 1 over 22”

Lake Tom Bailey

15 inches & under

5 per day, 1 over 20”

Lake Washington

15 inches & under

5 per day, 2 under 15”

Leroy Percy State Park Lake

No Length Limit

5 per day

Little Eagle Lake (Humphreys County)

12 inches & under

5 per day

Lowndes State Park Lake

No Length Limit

30 per day

Malmaison WMA Lakes

15 inches & under

2 per day

Moon Lake (includes E. of Hwy 1)

No Length Limit

2 per day

Natchez State Park Lake

18-22 inches

7 per day, 1 over 22”

Neshoba County Lake

16-20 inches

10 per day, 1 over 20”

North Abutment Lake (Grenada County)

No Length Limit

0 per day

Pascagoula River

12 inches & under

10 per day

(George & Jackson Counties, Merrill, MS to Hwy 90 bridge, includes all connected oxbow lakes; East & West Pascagoula Rivers and all waters between these two rivers)

Paul B. Johnson State Park Lake (Geiger Lake)

18-22 inches

10 per day, 1 over 22”

RecCon Lake (Bolivar County)

No Length Limit

2 per day

Ross Barnett Reservoir

12 inches & under

7 per day

Sardis Lake

No Length Limit

7 per day

Tippah County Lake

No Length Limit

30 per day

Tombigbee State Park Lake

No Length Limit

30 per day

Trace State Park Lake

No Length Limit

30 per day

Wolf-Broad Lake (Yazoo & Humphreys Co.)

12 inches & under

5 per day

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