Paddlefish (Spoonbill) Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Daily Fishing Permit
  • Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit

Season & Limits


Primary Season: Sun, 03/15/2015 - Thu, 04/30/2015
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 4

Area: Mississippi River
Primary Season: Sun, 03/15/2015 - Fri, 05/15/2015
Additional Season: Tue, 09/15/2015 - Tue, 12/15/2015
Daily Limit: 2
Possession Limit: 4

Additional Information

Length Limit: 24" minimum (measured eye to fork of tail)

Daily and length limits apply on all waters except on areas that are posted with special regulations. Visit our Special Area Fishing Regulations page (listed under Detailed Regulations below) to look up area-specific fishing regulations for certain bodies of water.

Special Length Limit
On Lake of the Ozarks and its tributaries, Table Rock Lake and its tributaries and Truman Lake and its tributaries, the minimum-length limit is 34" (measured eye to fork of tail).

Special Notice

Extracted paddlefish and shovelnose sturgeon eggs may not be possessed while on waters of the state or adjacent banks, and may not be transported. They also may not be bought, sold or offered for sale.

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