Mainstem and its tributaries:
Spotted bass: No length limits
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.
From Highway 17 to the Current River:
Smallmouth bass—minimum 15”
6 black bass including only 1 smallmouth bass.
From Highway B in Carter County to Cane Creek
Length limits: Smallmouth bass—minimum 15”
Daily limit: 6 black bass including only 1 smallmouth bass.