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Specific Fishing Regulations

Elk River

  • Black bass—15” minimum length limit; 2 fish daily limit

Everyday Pond

  • Trout permits are required if trout are kept.
  • Trout may be taken by pole and line using all types of lures and baits under statewide limits, except during the dates listed below.

Nov. 1 - Jan. 31: 

  • Catch and release only for all species including trout
  • Flies, artificial lures and unscented soft plastic baits only

Fountain Bluff Sports Complex

  • Trout fishing is allowed year 'round.
  • Trout may be taken by pole and line using all types of lures and baits under statewide limits.
  • Trout permits are required if trout are kept.

Gasconade River

From Highway Y in Pulaski County to Highway D in Phelps County:

  • Smallmouth bass—18" minimum length limit. The daily limit of 6 black bass may include only 1 smallmouth bass.

Greer Spring Branch

As posted upstream from the south boundary of the private reservation:

  • No fishing is allowed.

Hickory Creek

Mainstem and its tributaries

  • The use of porous-soled waders is prohibited.
  • Only flies and artificial lures may be used, and soft plastic baits and natural and scented baits are prohibited when fishing for any species from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.

From Highway 86 bridge to Shoal Creek:

White Ribbon Trout Area

March 1 - Oct. 31

  • Rainbow Trout - no length limit
  • Brown Trout - 15" minimum length limit
  • Daily limit 4
  • All lures allowed

Nov. 1 - Feb. 28

  • Catch and release only; Daily limit 0
  • Only flies and artificial lures may be used, and soft plastic baits and natural and scented baits are prohibited when fishing for any species from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.

Huzzah Creek

Mainstem and its tributaries:

  • Black bass—The daily and possession limit is 12 fish and may include no more than 6 largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, combined total of both species.
  • Spotted bass—No minimum length limit

From Willhite Road in Crawford County to the Meramec River:

  • Goggle-eye—8” minimum length limit

Island Lake

  • Trout permits are required if trout are kept.
  • Trout may be taken by pole and line using all types of lures and baits under statewide limits, except during the dates listed below.

Year-round: 

You must stop fishing for all species after having 4 trout in possession 

Nov. 1 - Jan. 31: 

  • Only 1 pole may be used.
  • Use of chum is prohibited.

Jacks Fork River

From Highway 17 to Highway 106:

  • Smallmouth bass—18” minimum length limit. The daily limit of 6 black bass may include only 1 smallmouth bass.

James River

From Hooten Town bridge (the Loop Road at Route O) to the Highway 413/Highway 265 bridge at Galena:

  • Largemouth bass—15” minimum length limit
  • Smallmouth bass—15” minimum length limit. The daily limit of 6 black bass may include only 1 smallmouth bass.