Special Waterbody Regulations

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Big River

Restrictions

Mainstem and its tributaries, except as noted below: 

Daily and possession limit: Black bass: 12 fish including no more than 6 largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, combined total of both species.

Size limit: Spotted bass: None

From the Council Bluff Lake Dam to the Meramec River: 

Daily and possession limit: 12 black bass including no more than 6 largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, combined total of both species, may include only 1 smallmouth bass

Size limit: Smallmouth bass: minimum 15 inches

Blue Springs Lake

Restrictions

Length limit: Black bass: minimum 15"
Allowed methods: Pole and line fishing only, except that shad may be taken by dip net or throw net.

Bourbeuse River

Restrictions

Mainstem and its tributaries:
Spotted bass: No length limits
Black bass: The daily and possession limit is 12 fish and may include no more than 6 largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, combined total of both species.

Longview Lake

Restrictions

Length limit: Black bass: minimum 15"
Allowed methods: Pole and line fishing only, except that shad may be taken by dip net or throw net.

Montrose Lake

Restrictions

Daily Limit:
Black bass: 2
Crappie: 15

Length limit:
Black bass: minimum 18"

Smithville Lake

Restrictions

Length limits:
Black bass: minimum 15”

Daily limit:
Crappie: 30 with no more than 15 fish over nine inches.