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Default Alabama 2010 daily creel limits, possession limits and size limits


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FISHING
DAILY CREEL LIMITS, POSSESSION LIMITS AND SIZE LIMITS
The creel and possession limits for fish in all public waters of this state, except as otherwise provided for certain State and Federally owned and/or managed fishing lakes and ponds, shall be as follows:
Black Bass .................................................................................................................................................10
(Includes Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted and Redeye or Coosa Bass only. The take or harvest of Shoal Bass which occupy tributary waters of the Chattahoochee River drainage is prohibited.)
Walleye......................................................................................................................................................... 2
Sauger...........................................................................................................................................................10
(There is a 14 inch minimum length limit on Sauger with an exception of allowing three fish less than 14 inches in total length.)
White Bass, Yellow Bass, Saltwater Striped Bass,
and Hybrids or Combinations
.....................................................................................................................30
(No more than six of the 30 can exceed 16 inches in total length and no more than six may be Saltwater Striped Bass. See exceptions for Weiss Reservoir; and further restrictions for Lewis Smith Reservoir and Lake Martin.)
Crappie.........................................................................................................................................................30
(It is illegal to possess any Crappie less than nine inches in total length taken from Alabama public waters, including Aliceville Reservoir and Pickwick Reservoir. Waters exempt from the nine-inch Crappie limit include impoundments less than 500 surface acres, and the reciprocal waters of the Chattahoochee River and Impoundments and their tributaries, Bear Creek Reservoir (Big Bear Lake of the B.C.D.A. Lakes), Lake Jackson at Florala and Weiss Reservoir. See exception for Weiss Reservoir.
Catfish...........................................................................................................................................................
(It is illegal to possess more than one (1) catfish over 34 inches in total length taken from Alabama public waters. No blue or flathead catfish over 34 inches in total length may be transported live beyond the boundaries of this state unless permitted in writing by the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This size limit shall not apply for harvest of blue catfish and flathead catfish from river basins where blue catfish and flathead catfish are not native. These river basins include the Perdido, Conecuh, Blackwater, Yellow, Choctawhatchee, Chipola, and Chattahoochee Rivers.)
Bream............................................................................................................................................................50
Rainbow Trout............................................................................................................................................. 5
Alligator Gar................................................................................................................................................ 1
The creel and possession limits provided for above shall not apply to fish held live for release by the sponsor or its designated agent after a bona fide fishing tournament provided they are released unharmed to the public waters from which they were taken as soon as reasonably possible on the same day they were taken.
NOTE: It is a violation of Alabama law for any person to transport more than one day's creel limit of any species of fish beyond the boundaries of this state. It is a violation of Alabama law for any person to fillet freshwater fish while on public waters except when fish are being prepared for immediate cooking and consumption, provided however, that fish may be drawn or gutted with heads left attached.
NOTE: IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY ANGLER TO FISH WITH MORE THAN THREE RODS AND REELS, OR POLES, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF ON WEISS RESERVOIR OR NEELY HENRY LAKE AT ANY TIME.
THERE IS NO CLOSED SEASON ON ANY FRESHWATER GAME FISH.
Revised: 19 Aug 2009

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NOTE: Total length of fish measured from the front of the mouth to the tip of the tail with both mouth and tail closed.
SIZE LIMITS - As provided for above, as posted in State and Federally owned and/or managed public fishing lakes and ponds, and as follows:
1.
Demopolis Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any Black Bass less than 14 inches in total length.

2.
Guntersville Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any largemouth or smallmouth bass less than 15 inches in total length.

3.
Harris Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any largemouth bass between 13 inches and 16 inches in total length.

4.
Lake Jackson at Florala - Creel limit of five Black Bass greater than 12 inches in total length. Only one of the five can be over 22 inches in total length.

5.
Lake Martin - It is illegal to possess more than two White Bass, Yellow Bass, Saltwater Striped Bass and hybrids or combinations that are over 16 inches in total length in the daily creel limit.

6.
Lewis Smith Reservoir - It is illegal to possess more than two White Bass, Yellow Bass, Saltwater Striped Bass and hybrids or combinations that are over 16 inches in total length in the daily creel limit.

7.
Lewis Smith Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any Black Bass between 13 inches and 15 inches in total length.

8.
Little Bear Creek Reservoir of the B.C.D.A Lakes It is illegal to possess Largemouth Bass between 13 inches and 16 inches in total length.

9.
Pickwick Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any Smallmouth Bass less than 14 inches in total length or any Crappie less than 9 inches in total length.

10.
Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) and its Tributaries - It is illegal to possess any Largemouth Bass less than 14 inches in total length.

11.
Weiss Reservoir - It is illegal to possess Crappie less than 10 inches in total length. It is legal to possess 30 White Bass, Yellow Bass, Saltwater Striped Bass and hybrids or combinations of any size.

12.
West Point Reservoir and its Tributaries - It is illegal to possess any Largemouth Bass less than 14 inches in total length.

13.
Wilson Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any smallmouth bass less than 14 inches in total length.
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