Fishing Seasons

Striped Bass

Bass: White, Yellow, Striped & Hybrids

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Daily and possession limits are combination of white, yellow and striped bass and their hybrids.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Black Bass 3

Black Bass, Ozark Streams

Dates

May 26 2018 to Feb 28 2019

Notes

Limits apply on all Ozark streams, expect those with more specific regulations. View map of streams.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Black Bass, Non-Ozark Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

These regulations apply to streams not defined as Ozark streams. View map of streams.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Black Bass, From Impoundments

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Bowfin illustration

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Buffalo illustration

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Black bullhead illustration

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Common carp illustration

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

River carpsucker illustration

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Blue catfish (top), channel catfish (middle), and flathead catfish (bottom) illustrations

Catfish, Flathead

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Catfish, Channel

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Catfish, Blue

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

black crappie (top) and green crappie (bottom) illustrations

Crappie, Black and White

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Freshwater drum illustration

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

bullfrog

Bullfrog and Green Frog

Dates

Jun 30 2018 to Oct 31 2018

Hours

Season opens at sunset on opening day. For sunrise and sunset times in your area, see the U.S. Naval Observatory web site: aa.usno.navy.mil/

Notes

Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters being fished or hunted.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Longnose Gar

Nongame Fish - Snagging/Grabbing, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to crossbow fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Streams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in streams, except portions of the Missouri, Mississippi, and St Francis rivers.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to underwater spear fishing in impounded waters and bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to gigging in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Snaring, Streams and Impounded Waters

Dates

Mar 15 2018 to May 15 2018Sep 15 2018 to Jan 31 2019

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Impounded Waters

Dates

Apr 01 2018 to Jan 31 2019Feb 01 2019 to Mar 31 2019

Hours

Sunrise to midnight from February 1 to March 31.

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Gig/Atlatl, Impounded Waters

Dates

Feb 01 2018 to Sep 14 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Bow Fishing, Temporary Overflow

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Notes

Applies to snagging/grabbing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Nongame Fish - Line Methods

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Hours

24 hours

Notes

Applies to fishing in streams and impounded waters.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

Sunrise to midnight

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Hours

24 hours

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Northern rock bass (goggle eye) illustration

Goggle-Eye (Rock Bass) and Warmouth

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Muskellunge illustration

Muskellunge

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Limits apply on all waters except on areas with special regulations. Check area regulations.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods

Pink heelsplitter

Mussels and Clams

Dates

Jan 01 2018 to Dec 31 2018

Notes

Mussels listed in the Missouri Species and Communities of Conservation Concern Checklist may not be taken or possessed.

Daily and possession limits do not apply to Asiatic clams.

Two shell halves (valves) shall be considered 1 mussel or clam.

Limits
Valid Permits
Allowed & Prohibited Methods