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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.

Species

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

2

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

All year

None

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

None

6 (4 in fly-fishing only waters)