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Freshwater Size & Creel Limits

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Statewide Creel and Size Limits

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

Species Daily 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

For all other game or sport fish species, there is no daily creel limit.

* 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 Striped Bass hybrids in waters adjoining adjacent states shall be that of the adjacent state, or the Mississippi limit, whichever is greater.

*** Harvest and possession of Walleye is prohibited in Lake Lamar Bruce, Lake Monroe, and in the Old Tombigbee River and its tributaries north of Hwy 278 (Monroe, Itawamba and Prentiss Counties).

**** No Alligator Gar harvest allowed from Bee Lake (Holmes County).

Transport Limit: No person shall at anytime transport more than seven (7) daily creel limits of game fish for each licensed or exempt angler present in the vehicle. A single angler can only transport his or her own daily limit(s) of fish, not to exceed seven (7) daily limits.

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

Special Largemouth, Spotted & Smallmouth Bass Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel Limits

Aberdeen Lake 14 inches & under 10 per day

Calling Panther Lake 20 inches & over 10 per day, 1 over 20 inches

Charlie Capps WMA Lake No Length Limit 5 per day

Columbus Lake 14 inches & under 10 per day

Davis Lake (Chickasaw County) 18-22 inches 10 per day; 1 over 22 inches

Eagle Lake 16 inches & under 10 per day

(includes channel to Muddy Bayou water control structure)

Lake Bill Waller 18-22 inches 15 per day, 1 over 22 inches

Lake Bogue Homa 15 inches & under 5 per day

Lake Claude Bennett No Length Limit 30 per day

Lake Jackson (Washington County) No Length Limit 5 per day

Lake Jeff Davis 18-24 inches 15 per day, 1 over 24 inches

Lake Lamar Bruce 18-24 inches 10 per day, 1 over 24 inches

Lake Monroe 16-24 inches 10 per day, 1 over 24 inches

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County) 18-22 inches 10 per day, 1 over 22 inches

Lake Washington 15 inches & under 5 per day

(Possession of black bass under 15 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.)

Leroy Percy State Park Lake No Length Limit 5 per day

Malmaison WMA Lakes 15 inches & under 2 per day

Moon Lake (includes area east of Hwy 1) No Length Limit 5 per day

Natchez State Park Lake 18-22 inches 7 per day, 1 over 22 inches

Neshoba County Lake 16-20 inches 10 per day, 1 over 20 inches

North Abutment Campground Lake at Grenada Reservoir 15 inches & under 2 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 inches

Percy Quin State Park (Lake Tangipahoa) 16-22 inches 7 per day, 1 over 22 inches

Pickwick Lake 15 inches & under 10 per day

RecCon Lake (Bolivar County) No Length Limit 2 per day

Ross Barnett Reservoir 14 inches & under 7 per day

Wolf-Broad Lake (Yazoo & Humphreys Counties) 12 inches & under 5 per day

Special Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel Limits

Ross Barnett Reservoir to City of Jackson water intake 15 inches & under 6 per day, 1 over 24 inches

Special Bluegill & Redear Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel Limits

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County) No Length Limit 50 per day

Special Catfish Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel Limits

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County) No Length Limit 5 per day

RecCon Lake (Bolivar County) No Length Limit 10 per day

All MDWFP State Fishing Lakes and State Parks Lakes No Length Limit 10 per day

Border Waters with Alabama & Tennessee No Length Limit 1 over 34 inches, no creel limit under 34 inches

For all other waters, there is no daily creel limit for any catfish species.

Special Walleye Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel Limits

Davis Lake (Chickasaw County) No Length Limit 1 per day

Special Black & White Crappie Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel Limits

Arkabutla Reservoir+ 12 inches & under 15 per day

Arkabutla Spillway to Prichard Rd. Bridge++ No Length Limit 15 per day

Charlie Capps WMA Lake No Length Limit 20 per day

Eagle Lake (includes channel to Muddy Bayou
water control structure) 11 inches and under 30 per day

Enid Reservoir+ 12 inches & under 15 per day

Enid Spillway to I-55++ No Length Limit 15 per day

Grenada Reservoir+ 12 inches & under 15 per day

Grenada Spillway to Hwy. 51++ No Length Limit 15 per day

Lake Monroe No Length Limit 20 per day

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County) 10 inches & under 10 per day

Lake Washington 11 inches & under 30 per day

(Possession of crappie under 11 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.)

Moon Lake (includes area east of Hwy 1) 10 inches & under 30 per day

Percy Quin State Park (Lake Tangipahoa) No Length Limit 20 per day

Pickwick Lake & Tenn-Tom Waterway 9 inches & under 30 per day

(including all tributaries)

Sardis Reservoir+ 12 inches & under 15 per day

Sardis Spillway & Sardis Lower Lake to Spaulding Creek++ No Length Limit 15 per day

+ At Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis Reservoirs anglers may fish no more than 4 poles per person. Each pole may have no more than 2 hooks or lures. The aggregate daily boat creel limit for all species of crappie on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Reservoirs for boats with three or more anglers shall be 40 crappie larger than 12 inches.

++ See spillway restrictions in this section.

Special Rainbow Trout Regulations

Area/Water Lengths to Release Creel limits

Lake Lamar Bruce No Length Limit 3 per day

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