Fishing Regulations for Meredith

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Black bass
For smallmouth bass, length limit is a 12-15” slot. Smallmouth bass 12 inches and less or 15 inches or greater in length may be retained. For largemouth bass, minimum length = 14 inches. Daily bag = 5 bass in any combination of species, of which no more than 3 can be smallmouth bass.
White, striped and yellow bass
For striped and hybrid striped bass, minimum length limit = 18 inches and daily bag limit = 5 in any combination. For white bass, minimum length = 10 inches and daily bag is 25. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.
Carp
There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.
Catfish
For channel and blue catfish, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 12 inches and daily bag limit = 25 in any combination. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag limit = 5.
Crappie
For white and black crappie, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 10 inches. Daily bag limit = 25 in any combination.
Gar
For alligator gar, daily bag limit is 1 fish of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.
Sunfish
There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.
Trout
For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.
Walleye and saugeye
There is no minimum length for walleye, but only two of the 5-fish daily bag can be under 16 inches in length. For saugeye (if present), minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 3.

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