Snagging Regulations (Nongame Fish)

Valid Permits

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

Season & Limits

Nongame Fish (Snagging)

Snagging, grabbing
Area: Streams and impounded waters
Primary Season: Sat, 03/15/2014 - Thu, 05/15/2014
Additional Season: Mon, 09/15/2014 - Sat, 01/31/2015
Harvest Hours: 24 hours
Daily Limit: 20
Possession Limit: 40

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

Additional Information

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

In the Osage River downstream from U.S. Highway 54 to the Missouri River and in the Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake, nongame fish may be taken by snagging, snaring and grabbing from March 15 through April 30.

On the Mississippi River, nongame fish may be taken by snagging, snaring and grabbing from March 15 through May 15 and Sept. 15 through Dec. 15.

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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