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Delaware

Fishing

Non-Tidal Season, Size & Creel Limits

Non-Tidal Waters

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

All year

15 inches

2


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

All year

No Size Limit

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

No Size Limit

6 (4 in fly-fishing only waters)