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Game Fish Limits

Daily limits and size restrictions reflect variations in species productivity and fishing pressure. A daily limit includes the number of fish of one species (or group of species) allowed to be taken from midnight to the next midnight. Fishermen are allowed to have only one daily limit of fish while fishing or returning from a one day fishing trip.

Type of Fish Daily Limit Minimum Length Limit
Alligator gar 2
Black basses (largemouth, spotted, smallmouth combined) 10
Smallmouth bass 4
Rock bass 10
Bream over 4" long (bluegill, redear, longear, warmouth and other sunfishes combined) 50
Catfish (other than bullhead) 10
Note: no limit on bullhead
Crappie (black, white combined) 20/30/50
Tiger muskie 6
Northern pike 6
Paddlefish 5
Pickerel 6
Sauger 6
Saugeye 6
Suckers (redhorse, hogsucker, spotted suckers combined) 20
Striped bass (including hybrid stripers) 6
Trout (rainbow, brown, cutthroat, brook combined) 6
Brown trout 2 16 inch
Cutthroat trout 2 16 inch
Brook trout 2 16 inch
Walleye 6
White bass 25
Note: no limit on yellow bass
Daily aggregate limit (maximum number of fish allowed to be taken from midnight to midnight) 75
Possession limit Double the daily limit
Spearfishing limit (see Fishing Methods) Half the daily limit