Dry Fork Creek

Restrictions

Mainstem and its tributaries:
Length limit: Spotted bass—No minimum length limit.
Daily limit: Black bass—12 fish including no more than 6 largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, combined total of both species.

In Crawford and Phelps counties:
The use of porous-soled waders is prohibited.

In Crawford and Phelps counties from the elevated cable crossing to the Meramec River:
Part of the Meramec River Red Ribbon Trout Area, see restrictions below.

In Phelps and Dent counties, upstream from the elevated cable crossing:
Length Limit: Trout miniumum—15 inch
Daily limit: Trout—2

Counties

Dent

Red Fish

Red Ribbon Trout Area (Artificial Lures)

High-quality habitat stocked primarily with browns.

They provide catch-and-release fishing and a chance to harvest quality-size trout.

Red Ribbon Trout Area (Artificial Lures) Restrictions:

Length Limit: At least 15"
Daily Limit: 2
Authorized Lures: Artificial lures and flies

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