Fishing Regulations for Nelson Park

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Gear restrictions
Fishing is by pole and line only. Anglers may use no more than two poles while fishing.
Black bass
Catch and release only for largemouth bass. For smallmouth, spotted and Guadalupe bass (if present), the daily bag limit = 5 bass in any combination. For smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for spotted and Guadalupe 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, there is no minimum length and combined daily bag limit = 5. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 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.

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