Region 1

Barkley Reservoir

  • Bass Variety: Allowed catch includes Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass, limited to 5 per day combined.
  • Largemouth Bass: Must meet a minimum length of 15 inches for retention.
  • Smallmouth Bass: Same minimum length requirement of 15 inches.
  • Spotted Bass: No specific length restrictions apply.
  • Crappie Quota: Permissible to catch up to 20 per day, with a minimum size of 10 inches across all species.
  • Catfish: No limit for fish under 34 inches; only one over 34 inches may be kept per day.
  • Striped Bass/Hybrid Striped Bass: Maximum of 2 per day, each measuring at least 15 inches.
  • White Bass: Daily limit set at 15, with no length constraints.
  • Yellow Bass: No restrictions on catch or size.
  • Walleye: Allowed to keep up to 5 per day, provided they measure at least 16 inches.
  • Sauger: Permissible to catch up to 10 per day, each needing to be at least 15 inches in length.
  • Paddlefish Season: Open from April 24 through May 31, with a limit of 2 per day and no culling allowed.
  • Redear Sunfish: Daily limit of 20, with no length specification.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other Sunfish: No creel or length limits imposed.

Kentucky Lake

  • Regulations mirror those of Barkley Reservoir, with the same specifications and limits applying.

Pickwick Reservoir

  • Bass regulations and restrictions align with those of Barkley Reservoir.
  • Crappie Quota: Maximum of 30 per day, each needing to measure at least 9 inches.
  • All other regulations remain consistent with Barkley Reservoir guidelines.

Reelfoot Reservoir

  • Preservation Permit Requirement: Mandatory for lake users, except for individuals under 16 years of age, residents aged 65 or older, and lifetime or sportsman license holders.
  • Bass regulations mirror those of Barkley Reservoir.
  • Crappie Quota: Up to 30 per day, with a minimum length of 10 inches.
  • Paddlefish season open from April 24 through May 31, limited to 2 per day with no culling allowed.
  • All other catch regulations are consistent with those outlined for Barkley Reservoir.
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