Non-Tidal Seasons, Size & Creel Limits

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All seasons & limits subject to change. Please stay current by consulting: www.fw.delaware.gov or (302) 739-9914.


Open Season

Minimum Size

Daily Limit

Largemouth bass

All year

12 inches; except 15 inches in Becks Pond

6; except 2 from Becks Pond

Smallmouth bass

All year

None between & including 12 – 17 inches

6 (no more than 1 > 17 inches)

Striped bass hybrid (Only occur in
Lums Pond)

All year

15 inches


Panfish (white perch, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill & pumpkinseed)

All year


50 (no more than 25 of one species)

Trout (special rules apply, Freshwater Trout Fishing)

Streams open 1st Sat.
in April

Ponds open 1st Sat.
in March


6 (4 in fly-fishing only waters)