Trout Areas

Season Open
January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Daily limit: 4
Possession limit: 8
Length limit: No size limit on rainbow trout; 15 inch minimum for brown trout in streams
Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations.

Permit Notes

Permit required to possess trout, except in trout parks where a daily tag is required. This permit is also required for all winter fishing in trout parks (catch-and-release) and for harvesting trout or fishing at Lake Taneycomo upstream from the US Hwy 65 bridge.


Trout: Allowed Methods


Pole and line



Limb line

Bank line

Jug line

Some areas have additional tackle restrictions. Learn about special area fishing regulations.

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