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Reservoir Regulations – Region 1

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Full pool elevation is the reservoir/stream boundary for harvest restrictions unless otherwise noted.

Statewide regulations apply for any species not mentioned under each listed reservoir section.

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Region 1

Barkley

Includes the following dewatering areas—Barkley Unit 1 (also known as Dover Bottoms) and Bear Creek WMA. The dewatering areas are closed to fishing 5 days prior to and during the late waterfowl season.

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit
  • Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under 34 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit
  • Sauger: 10 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit

Kentucky

Includes the following dewatering areas—West Sandy, Big Sandy, Gin Creek, Camden Bottoms, Duck River Bottoms, Busseltown, Perryville, and Gumdale. The dewatering areas are closed to fishing 5 days prior to and during the late waterfowl season.

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination
  • Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit—this includes all dewatering areas.
  • Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under 34 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit
  • Sauger: 10 per day, 14 inch minimum length limit
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish: 30 per day, no length limit
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit

Pickwick

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
  • Smallmouth Bass: 18 inch minimum length limit
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, 9 inch minimum length limit
  • Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under 34 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day
  • Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 2 per day in combination, 15 inch minimum length limit
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit
  • Sauger: 10 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit

Reelfoot

Preservation Permit required for lake users except those under 16 years of age and residents 65 years or older. The use of gasoline powered boats is prohibited in TWRA posted areas April 1 through May 31.

  • Largemouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit
  • Crappie (all species): 30 per day in combination, no length limit
  • Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under 34 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit
  • Paddlefish: 2 per day; season is open from April 24 through May 31.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit

Regulations in red are new this year.

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