Gigging Regulations (Nongame Fish)

Valid Permits

  • Daily Fishing Permit
  • Nonresident Fishing Permit
  • Fishing Permit
  • Hunting and Fishing Permit

Season & Limits

Nongame Fish (Gigging)

Gig, atlatl
Area: Temporary overflow of a river or ditch
Season Open All Year
Harvest Hours: sunrise to sunset
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Gig, atlatl
Area: Impounded Waters
Primary Season: Sat, 02/01/2014 - Sun, 09/14/2014
Harvest Hours: sunrise to sunset
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Gig, atlatl
Area: Streams and impounded waters
Primary Season: Mon, 09/15/2014 - Sat, 01/31/2015
Harvest Hours: sunrise to midnight
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

Additional Information

Specific Season Regulations

For sunrise and sunset tables, go to aa.usno.navy.mil

Limit Restrictions

The possession limit is twice the daily limit, except the Mississippi River which has a daily and possession limit of 100. Goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit. 

The daily limit is the combined total of all species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit. On the Current River from Cedar Grove downstream to Arkansas line, only 5 hogsuckers may be included in a daily limit.

Notice

On Lake of the Ozarks and its tributaries, Osage River below U.S. Highway 54 and Truman Lake and its tributaries, gigging, snaring and snagging for any species is not allowed after taking and possessing the daily limit of 2 paddlefish.

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