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St. Louis Region Special Fishing Regulations

St. Louis Region Special Fishing Regulations

Statewide regulations apply for all St. Louis area lakes, except for those listed below.

Please check the posted regulation signs at the lakes before fishing.

August A. Busch Conservation Area Lakes
Lake Black Bass Daily Limit Black Bass Length Limit Minimum Catfish Combined Daily Limit Crappie Daily Limit Trout Daily Limit Muskie Daily Limit Muskie Length Limit Minimum All Others Combined Daily Limit
Lakes 1, 2, 15 Closed to public fishing. Reserved for aquatic education programs only.
Lake 12 Kids fishing only; daily limit = 2 fish combined
Lakes 3, 22, 23 2 15 inches 4 15 4 N/A N/A 10
Lakes 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 30, 34, 36, 37, 38 2 15 inches 4 15 N/A N/A N/A 10
Lakes 21, 28 2 15 inches 4 15 4** N/A N/A 10
Lake 33 2 18 inches 4 30 N/A N/A N/A 10
Lake 35 2 18 inches 4 15 N/A 1 36 inches 10
Lakes 16, 31, 32 Catch-and-release, artificial lures only
Lake 8 Closed to fishing

 

St. Louis Urban Fishing Program Lakes
Lake Black Bass Daily Limit Black Bass Length Limit Minimum Catfish Combined Daily Limit Crappie Daily Limit Trout Daily Limit All Others Combined Daily Limit
Benton Park,
Blackjack (Veteran’s Mem. Park),
Fairgrounds Park, Fountain (Bellefontaine Park),
Horseshoe (Carondelet Park),
Hyde Park,
Lafayette Park,
New Ballwin Park,
North (Willmore Park),
North Riverfront Park,
South (Willmore Park)
2 18 inches 4 15 N/A 10
Boathouse (Carondelet Park),
Carp (Suson Park),
Island (Suson Park),
January-Wabash Park,
O’Fallon Park,
Vlasis Park
2 18 inches 4 15 4* 10
Jefferson (Forest Park),
Tilles Park
2 18 inches 4 15 4** 10
MDC and Community Assistance Program (CAP) Lakes
Lake Black Bass Daily Limit Black Bass Length Limit Minimum Flathead Catfish Length Limit Minimum Catfish Combined Daily Limit Crappie Daily Limit Trout Daily Limit All Others Combined Daily Limit
Bee Tree Park,
Sunfish (Spanish Lake Park)
2 18 inches 24 inches 4 15 N/A 10
Bilderback 2 15 inches N/A 4 N/A N/A 10
Bluegill (Bellefontaine CA) 2 18 inches N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Community Club,
Creve Coeur Park,
Jarville (Queeny Park), Kluesner Moore,
Preslar,
Simpson Park,
Skate Park,
Spanish Lake Park,
Upper Fabick,
Westside
2 18 inches N/A 4 15 N/A 10
Fire, Prairie (Weldon Spring CA) 2 15 inches N/A 4 15 N/A 10
Koeneman Park,
Walker,
Wild Acres Park
2 18 inches N/A 4 15 4** 10
Lincoln 12 N/A N/A 4 30 N/A 20
Logan CA lakes,
White CA lakes
2 12-15 inch slot N/A 4 30 N/A 20
Glassberg CA, Young CA 2 12-15 inch slot N/A N/A N/A N/A 10
Port Hudson 2 18 inches N/A 4 30 N/A 10
Bass Pond, Catfish Pond, & Hybrid Pond (Bellefontaine CA),
Catfish Cove, Cypress, &
Fishtail (Forest Park),
Suson Park Rearing Pond
Closed to public fishing. Reserved for aquatic education programs only.

* = Only 1 pole may be used. Use of chum is prohibited. November 1 – January 31.

** = Only 1 pole may be used. Use of chum is prohibited. Catch and release. Flies, artificial lures, and unscented soft plastic baits only. November 1 – January 31.

N/A = Not available or no limit exists.

12-15 inch slot = all bass in the 12-15 inch size range must be released.

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.

Fishing Regulations Summary