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Fish Regulations

Getting Started

  1. Identify which Fishing District you will be fishing (Western, Central, or Eastern).
  2. Read the Standard Regulations that apply to all waters in that District.  
  3. Look up the specific water you will be fishing to see if it is listed as an exception to the Standard Regulations.  
  4. If that is identified in the Exceptions, these regulations take the place of the Standard Regulations (e.g., season, daily limits, etc.). 
  5. If not listed in the Exceptions, the District Standard Regulations apply. 

Fishing Seasons

2020General Fishing Season

Rivers & Streams
Lakes & Reservoirs

Western District

Open third Saturday in May through November 30, unless otherwise specified in Exceptions to Standard Regulations.

Open all year

Central District

Open all year, unless otherwise specified in Exceptions to Standard Regulations.

Eastern District

Open all year

  • Fishing is allowed at all hours during open fishing seasons unless otherwise specified in District Exceptions to Standard Regulations.
  • Fishing regulations valid March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021.