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Jan 01 2016 to Dec 31 2016
Daily limit: 4Possession limit: 8Length limit: No size limit on rainbow trout; 15 inch minimum for brown trout in streams
Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations.
Permit required to possess trout, except in trout parks where a daily tag is required. This permit is also required for all winter fishing in trout parks (catch-and-release) and for harvesting trout or fishing at Lake Taneycomo upstream from the US Hwy 65 bridge.
Limits vary by species, season, and fishing area.
Limits are set for each species and hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.
Some areas have additional tackle restrictions. Learn about special area fishing regulations.
Mar 01 2016 to Oct 31 2016
Hours vary. Check park information for details.
This season is open only in the following trout parks: Maramec Spring Park, Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State Park and Roaring River State Park.
Daily limit: 4Possession limit: 8Length limit: minimum 15 inches for brown trout, no limit for rainbow
In addition to a fishing permit, you must purchase a daily trout tag to fish in a trout park. The daily trout tag is $3 for adults and $2 for those 15 and younger.
Area regulations, fishing methods, and zones vary. Ask for details when you purchase your tag.
Nov 11 2016 to Feb 13 2017
Hours vary by park.
You may not keep trout during this season. Fishing is catch and release only.
You must have a trout permit and a fishing permit.
Pole and line with flies only
This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.Refer to the Wildlife Code.
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