Black bass: 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
In Crawford and Phelps counties:
The use of porous-soled waders is prohibited.
While on any waters with length limits, all trout you possess must be kept with head, tail, and skin intact.
From Highway 8 bridge to Scott's Ford and in Dry Fork Creek from the elevated cable crossing to its confluence with the Meramec River - 8.2 miles:
Red Ribbon Trout Area, see restrictions below.
From Highway 8 bridge to the railroad crossing at Bird’s Nest:
Length limit: Smallmouth bass: 15 inch minimum.
Daily and possession limit: 12 black bass, which may include no more than 6 largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, combined total of both species, may include only 1 smallmouth bass.
From Highway 19 bridge in Dent County to Pacific Palisades Conservation Area:
Length limit: Goggle-eye: 8 inch minimum
They provide catch-and-release fishing and a chance to harvest quality-size trout.
Length Limit: At least 15"
Daily Limit: 2
Authorized Lures: Artificial lures and flies