Statewide Creel and Size Limits

Species - Daily Creel Limits

  • Alligator Gar - 2
  • Paddlefish* (must be less than 30 inches) - 2
  • Striped Bass and/or Striped Bass Hybrids (minimum length 15 inches)** - 6
  • Walleye - 3
  • Sauger - 10
  • Crappie (combined white and black) - 30
  • Bluegill, bream, and all other sunfish (combined) - 100
  • Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted bass (combined) - 10
  • Sturgeon - 0

For all other game or sport fish species, there is no daily creel limit.

Additional Regulations

  • Paddlefish: No harvest allowed in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River or its tributaries, and Pickwick Lake. Paddlefish are measured from the front of the eye to the fork of the tail.

  • Daily limits: For bream, Black Bass (largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth), Crappie, Striped Bass, and Striped Bass hybrids in waters adjoining adjacent states, the daily limit shall be that of the adjacent state or the Mississippi limit, whichever is greater.

  • Walleye: Harvest and possession prohibited in certain areas.

  • Alligator Gar: No harvest allowed from Bee Lake (Holmes County).

  • Transport Limit: No person shall transport more than seven (7) daily creel limits of game fish for each licensed or exempt angler present in the vehicle. A single angler can only transport his or her own daily limit(s) of fish, not to exceed seven (7) daily limits.

  • Length Limit: On all other lakes, there is no length limit for any species except Striped Bass and/or Striped Bass hybrids and Paddlefish, but the statewide daily creel limits apply.

Special Largemouth, Spotted & Smallmouth Bass Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel Limits

  • Aberdeen Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 14 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day
  • Calling Panther Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 20 inches & over
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 20 inches
  • Charlie Capps WMA Lake

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day
  • Choctaw Lake (Choctaw County)

    • Lengths to Release: 16-20 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 20 inches
  • Columbus Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 14 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day
  • Davis Lake (Chickasaw County)

    • Lengths to Release: 18-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day; 1 over 22 inches
  • Eagle Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 16 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day (includes channel to Muddy Bayou water control structure)
  • Lake Bill Waller

    • Lengths to Release: 18-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Lake Bogue Homa

    • Lengths to Release: 15 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day
  • Lake Claude Bennett

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 30 per day
  • Lake Jackson (Washington County)

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day
  • Lake Jeff Davis

    • Lengths to Release: 18-24 inches
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day, 1 over 24 inches
  • Lake Lamar Bruce

    • Lengths to Release: 18-24 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 24 inches
  • Lake Mary Crawford

    • Lengths to Release: 16-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Lake Monroe

    • Lengths to Release: 18-24 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 24 inches
  • Lake Okhissa (Franklin County)

    • Lengths to Release: 18-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Lake Washington

    • Lengths to Release: 15 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day (Possession of black bass under 15 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.)
  • Leroy Percy State Park Lake

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day
  • Malmaison WMA Lakes

    • Lengths to Release: 15 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 2 per day
  • Moon Lake (includes area east of Hwy 1)

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day
  • Natchez State Park Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 18-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 7 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Neshoba County Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 16-20 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 20 inches
  • North Abutment Campground Lake at Grenada Reservoir

    • Lengths to Release: 15 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 2 per day
  • Pascagoula River

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day (George & Jackson Counties, Merrill, MS to Hwy 90 bridge, includes all connected oxbow lakes; East & West Pascagoula Rivers and all waters between these two rivers)
  • Paul B. Johnson State Park Lake (Geiger Lake)

    • Lengths to Release: 18-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Percy Quin State Park (Lake Tangipahoa)

    • Lengths to Release: 16-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 7 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Pickwick Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 15 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day
  • RecCon Lake (Bolivar County)

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 2 per day
  • Ross Barnett Reservoir

    • Lengths to Release: 14 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 7 per day
  • Simpson County Lake

    • Lengths to Release: 14-22 inches
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day, 1 over 22 inches
  • Wolf-Broad Lake (Yazoo & Humphreys Counties)

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 5 per day

Special Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel Limits

Ross Barnett Reservoir to City of Jackson water intake - 15 inches & under - 6 per day, 1 over 24 inches

Special Bluegill & Redear Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel Limits

Choctaw Lake (Choctaw County - No Length Limit - 25 per day

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County) - No Length Limit - 50 per day

Simpson County Lake - No Length Limit - 20 per day

Special Catfish Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel Limits

Choctaw Lake (Choctaw County) - No Length Limit - 5 per day

Lake Okhissa (Franklin County) - No Length Limit - 5 per day

RecCon Lake (Bolivar County) - No Length Limit - 10 per day

All MDWFP State Fishing Lakes and State Parks Lakes - No Length Limit - 10 per day

Border Waters with Alabama & Tennessee - No Length Limit - 1 over 34 inches, no creel limit under 34 inches

Special Walleye Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel Limits

Davis Lake (Chickasaw County) - No Length Limit - 1 per day

Special Black & White Crappie Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel Limits

  • Arkabutla Reservoir

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Arkabutla Spillway to Prichard Rd. Bridge

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Charlie Capps WMA Lake

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 20 per day
  • Choctaw Lake (Choctaw County)

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day
  • Eagle Lake (includes channel to Muddy Bayou water control structure)

    • Lengths to Release: 11 inches and under
    • Creel Limits: 30 per day
  • Enid Reservoir

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Enid Spillway to I-55

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Grenada Reservoir

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Grenada Spillway to Hwy. 51

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Lake Monroe

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 20 per day
  • Lake Mary Crawford

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Lake Okhissa (Franklin County)

    • Lengths to Release: 10 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 10 per day
  • Lake Washington

    • Lengths to Release: 11 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 30 per day (Possession of crappie under 11 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.)
  • Moon Lake (includes area east of Hwy 1)

    • Lengths to Release: 10 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 30 per day
  • Percy Quin State Park (Lake Tangipahoa)

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 20 per day
  • Pickwick Lake & Tenn-Tom Waterway

    • Lengths to Release: 9 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 30 per day (including all tributaries)
  • Sardis Reservoir

    • Lengths to Release: 12 inches & under
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day
  • Sardis Spillway & Sardis Lower Lake to Spaulding Creek

    • Lengths to Release: No Length Limit
    • Creel Limits: 15 per day

At Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis Reservoirs anglers may fish no more than 4 poles per person. Each pole may have no more than 2 hooks or lures. The aggregate daily boat creel limit for all species of crappie on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Reservoirs for boats with three or more anglers shall be 40 crappie larger than 12 inches.

Special Rainbow Trout Regulations

Area/Water - Lengths to Release - Creel limits

Lake Lamar Bruce - No Length Limit - 3 per day

On all other lakes, there is no length limit for any species except Striped Bass and/or Striped Bass hybrids and Paddlefish but the statewide daily creel limits apply.

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