MDC Permits

The permits, unless noted otherwise on the permit itself, are valid from the date of purchase through the last day of February.

Daily Fishing Permit ()

$7.00

$7.00

Resident
Nonresident

Seasons

Season Area Season Dates Fishing Hours
Bass: White, yellow, striped and hybrid Open All Year
Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky Impoundments Open All Year
Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From other streams Open All Year
Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From Ozark streams 05/24/2014 - 02/28/2015
Bullfrog and Green Frog 06/30/2014 - 10/31/2014 Season opens at sunset on opening day
Catfish: Blue Open All Year
Catfish: Channel Open All Year
Catfish: Flathead Open All Year
Crappie: Black and white Open All Year
Goggle-eye (Rock Bass) Open All Year
Muskellunge Open All Year
Mussels and Clams Open All Year
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Streams, except portions of Missouri, Mississippi, St. Francis rivers Open All Year sunrise to midnight
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Impounded Waters 04/01/2014 - 01/31/2015

02/01/2014 - 03/31/2014
April-Feb: 24 hours; Feb-March: sunrise to midnight
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year sunrise to sunset
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Portions of Missouri, Mississippi and St. Francis rivers Open All Year 24 hours
Nongame Fish (Crossbow): Crossbow Impounded waters and temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year sunrise to sunset
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year sunrise to sunset
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Impounded Waters 02/01/2014 - 09/14/2014 sunrise to sunset
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Streams and impounded waters 09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 sunrise to midnight
Nongame Fish (Line): Pole and line, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, jug line Streams and impounded waters Open All Year 24 hours
Nongame Fish (Snagging): Snagging, grabbing Streams and impounded waters 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015
24 hours
Nongame Fish (Snagging): Snagging, grabbing Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year sunrise to sunset
Nongame Fish (Snaring): Snaring Streams and impounded waters 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015
24 hours
Nongame Fish (Underwater Spear): Underwater spear Impounded waters and temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year sunrise to sunset
Northern Pike Open All Year
Paddlefish 03/15/2014 - 04/30/2014
Paddlefish Mississippi River 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 12/15/2014
Pickerel: Chain and Grass Open All Year
Sturgeon - Shovelnose Open All Year
Trout Open All Year
Trout Trout Parks 03/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
Trout: No Creel Trout Parks 11/14/2014 - 02/09/2015
Turtle: Common Snapping Turtles Open All Year
Turtle: Soft-shelled Turtles 07/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
Walleye and Sauger Open All Year

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