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Creel and Possession Limits for Fishing

Black Bass (Smallmouth, Largemouth, and Spotted)

  • Daily Creel Limit: 6* (in any combination)
  • Minimum Size: None*
  • Possession Limit: 12* (in any combination)
  • Special Regulations:
    • Jennings Randolph Lake: Refer to Maryland Fishing Regulations. Additional regulations apply, see Special Area Regulations.

Trout (Rainbow, Golden Rainbow, Brook, Tiger, and Brown)

  • Daily Creel Limit: 6* (in any combination)
  • Minimum Size: None
  • Possession Limit: 12* (in any combination)
  • Special Regulations:
    • Jennings Randolph Lake: Refer to Maryland Fishing Regulations. Additional regulations apply, see Special Area Regulations.

Muskellunge

  • Daily Creel Limit: 1*
  • Minimum Size: 30 inches*
  • Possession Limit: 2*
  • Special Regulations:
    • Refer to Special Area Regulations for additional regulations.

Tiger Musky

  • Daily Creel Limit: 1*
  • Minimum Size: 30 inches*
  • Possession Limit: 2*

Northern Pike

  • Daily Creel Limit: 1
  • Minimum Size: 30 inches*
  • Possession Limit: 2*
  • Special Regulations:
    • Jennings Randolph Lake: Refer to Maryland Fishing Regulations.

Hybrid Striped Bass

  • Daily Creel Limit: 30* (in any combination)
  • Special Regulations:
    • Statewide, except in designated special regulations waters.
    • No more than four fish greater than 15 inches.

Striped Bass, White Bass

  • Daily Creel Limit: 4*
  • Minimum Size: 15 inches*
  • Possession Limit: 4*
  • Special Regulations:
    • Certain locations have specific regulations, such as Rollins Lake where all hybrid striped bass, striped bass, and white bass must be released immediately.

Paddlefish

  • Daily Creel Limit: 0
  • Minimum Size: 0
  • Possession Limit: 0
  • Regulation: All fish must be released immediately.

Frogs (Green and Bull)

  • Daily Creel Limit: 10
  • Minimum Size: None
  • Possession Limit: 20
  • Season:
    • From 9 p.m. DST on the Saturday nearest to June 15 to midnight July 31.
    • Big Sandy and Tug Fork rivers bordering Kentucky: From Noon (EST) on the third Friday in May to midnight, October 31.
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