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Lake Shenandoah - Regulations

Largemouth bass

Only one bass over 18 inches total length may be harvested per day. All bass less than 18 inches long must be release.

Crappie

No Daily Creel Limit.

Bluegill/sunfish

No Daily Creel Limit.

Channel catfish

No Daily Creel Limit.

Muskellunge

There is a 30 inch minimum size limit on musky in Lake Shenandoah. Anglers can only harvest musky greater than 30 inches. Anglers can harvest 2 musky per day.

General

Gasoline motors, swimming, wading, ice skating, hunting, trapping, camping, organized fishing tournaments, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Fishing is permitted from 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset. All other activities shall be conducted only during daylight hours. Fishing regulations shall conform to general statewide regulations unless otherwise posted.