Choose your state

Alabama Alabama Hunting & Fishing

Connecticut Connecticut Hunting Connecticut Fishing

Delaware Delaware Hunting Delaware Fishing

Florida Florida Freshwater Fishing Florida Saltwater Fishing Florida Hunting

Georgia Georgia Hunting 40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide Georgia Fishing Georgia Drivers Manual Georgia Commercial Drivers Georgia Motorcycle Manual Georgia Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program

Idaho Idaho Big Game Seasons & Rules – 2015

Illinois Illinois Hunting Regulations – 2016-2017

Indiana Indiana Hunting Indiana Fishing

Louisiana Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2015

Maine Maine Hunting Maine Fishing Maine ATV & Snowmobile

Maryland Maryland Hunting Maryland Fishing

Massachusetts Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing - 2016 Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing - 2017 Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing

Michigan Michigan Fishing

Mississippi Mississippi Hunting & Fishing

Nevada Nevada Hunting Nevada Big Game Hunting Seasons & Applications Nevada Fishing

New Hampshire New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing New Hampshire Saltwater Fishing New Hampshire Hunting New Hampshire ATV & Snowmobile

New Jersey New Jersey Freshwater Fishing New Jersey Saltwater Fishing New Jersey Hunting

New Mexico New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info – 2016-2017

New York New York Hunting New York Fishing

Ohio Ohio Hunting Ohio Fishing

Oklahoma Oklahoma Hunting Oklahoma Fishing

Oregon Oregon Big Game Hunting - 2016 Oregon Fishing - 2017 Oregon Big Game Hunting - 2017 Oregon Fishing - 2016 Oregon Game Bird Hunting

Rhode Island Rhode Island Freshwater Fishing Rhode Island Saltwater Fishing Rhode Island Hunting

South Carolina South Carolina Hunting & Fishing

Vermont Vermont Hunting & Fishing Vermont Hunting

Virginia Virginia Hunting Virginia Migratory Game Bird Hunting Virginia Fishing

Logo

Size, Season & Creel Limits

Fishing Regulations New Jersey Freshwater Fishing

Certain waters are closed to fishing for all species from March 21 to April 9, 2016 at 8 a.m. because of trout stocking. Refer to General Trout Information for complete lists and exceptions. See special regulations for Delaware River and Greenwood Lake.

LOCATION

SEASON

MINIMUM SIZE

DAILY LIMIT

Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

Statewide
(exceptions below)

Jan. 1–April 14

April 15–June 15
Catch & Release only
(all waters)

June 16–Dec. 31

12 inches

5 combined

Lunker Bass Lakes:
Alloway, Assunpink,
Parvin and Delaware lakes;
Splitrock Reservoir

15 inches

3 combined

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Conservation Regulations:
Ryker Lake

15 inches

2 combined

Lake Audrey

Year-round

Catch & Release Only

0

Northern Pike, Tiger Musky, Muskellunge

Statewide

Open year round

March 20–May 20 are
Catch & Release only for
Echo Lake Reservoir, Mercer Lake,
Mountain Lake,
Monksville Reservoir

Northern Pike:
24 inches

2

Statewide
(exceptions below)

Tiger Musky & Muskellunge:
36 inches

1 combined

Northern Pike

Trophy Musky Waters:
Mountain & Echo Lake reservoirs

Tiger Musky & Muskellunge:
40 inches

Muskellunge

Chain Pickerel and Redfin Pickerel

Chain Pickerel

Statewide

Open year round

15 inches

5 combined

Walleye

Walleye

Statewide

Jan. 1–Feb. 28

March 1–April 30
Catch & Release only

May 1–Dec. 31

18 inches

3

Striped Bass (freshwater only)


Striped Bass

Statewide

March 1–Dec. 31

One @ 28″ to < 43″ AND one ≥ 43″

1 AND 1

Hybrid Striped Bass (freshwater only)


Hybrid Striped Bass

Statewide
(exceptions below)

Open year round

16 inches

2

Raritan River
(downstream of
Duke Island Park dam)

March 1–Dec. 31

One @ 28″ to < 43″ AND one ≥ 43″

1 AND 1

LOCATION

SEASON

MINIMUM SIZE

DAILY LIMIT

American Shad

American Shad

Delaware River only.

Closed

(except for the Delaware River.)

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Statewide

Open year round

12 inches

5

Crappie (Black and White)

Crappie

Statewide

Open year round

8 inches

10 combined

Sunfish and All Other Species with No Specified Creel Limits

Rock Bass, White Perch,
Yellow Perch, Sunfish (see below for sunfish exceptions), Bullheads, White Catfish,
Suckers, Carp, Bowfin, Pumpkinseed and all other species with no specified creel limit.

Statewide
(exceptions below)

Open year round

No minimum size

25 combined

Conservation Regulation
Ryker Lake

Open year round

Sunfish: 7 inches

10 combined

Yellow Perch:
No minimum size

10

Conservation Regulation
Rainbow Lake (Salem Co.)

Open year round

Sunfish: 7 inches

10 combined

Banded, Blackbanded, BlueSpotted and Mud Sunfish

Statewide

Closed

Protected

0

Bluespotted Sunfish*

Mud Sunfish

* Illustrations by Ted Walke, PA Fish and Boat Commission

Freshwater Baitfish (See Baitfish for complete description of gear types and restrictions)

Golden Shiner, Banded Killifish, Mummichog, Spotfin Killifish, Rainwater Killifish, American Brook Lamprey, Fathead Minnow, Bluntnose Minnow, Tadpole Madtom, Margined Madtom, All Shiners, Daces, Minnows, Gizzard Shad and American Eel. For Herring, Alewife and Blueback—see Baitfish Regulations.

Statewide

Open year round

Exceptions In trout stocked waters baitfish may only be taken with hook and line: from April 9 to June 15, or in waters open to fishing during the pre-season closure, from March 21 to June 15.

No minimum

Exception
American Eel:
6 inches

35 combined