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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Statewide Creel & Size Limits

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For Saltwater Fishing Regulations, call the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources at 228-374-5000 or visit 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

+ Daily boat creel limit for all crappie for boats with 3 or more anglers is 50 crappie per boat on Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and is 40 crappie per boat on Sardis Lake.

* 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 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

Atchafayala Bayou (Humphreys Co.): No Length Limit: 10 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

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 Jeff Davis: 16-20 inches: 15 per day, 1 over 20”

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: 5 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″

Pickwick Lake: 15 inches & under: 10 per day

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

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 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++: 11 inches & under: 15 per day

Sardis Spillway & Barrow Lake to Spaulding Creek & Grenada: No Length Limit: 20 per day

* The aggregate daily boat creel limit for all species of crappie on Arkabutla, Enid, and Grenada Lakes for boats with three or more anglers shall be 50 crappie larger than 12 inches and on Sardis Lake 40 crappie larger than 11 inches per boat with 3 or more anglers.

+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 and Sardis 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.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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