Lake Brittle - Regulations

Largemouth Bass

There is a 12-15 inch slot limit on largemouth bass in Lake Brittle. All bass between 12 and 15 inches must be immediately released unharmed. Anglers can harvest five bass per day under 12 inches or over 15 inches or any combination of the two.


There is no size limit for sunfish (bluegill, redear etc.) in Lake Brittle. Anglers can harvest 50 sunfish (combined) per day.


There is no size limit for brown bullhead, channel or flathead catfish. Anglers can harvest 10 per day of each species. Anglers are encouraged to release flathead catfish so they can continue to forage upon stunted bluegill, brown bullheads and gizzard shad.


There is an 18 inch minimum size limit on walleye in Lake Brittle. Anglers can harvest 5 walleye per day.

Black Crappie

There is no size limit on black crappie in Lake Brittle. Anglers can harvest 25 black crappie per day.

Other regulations:

  • Camping, swimming, sailboats, hunting, trotlines and fishing tournaments involving prizes are prohibited.
  • Gill nets, seines and gasoline motors are prohibited except for official Department duties.
  • Cast nets are permitted for catching gizzard shad.
  • Boat anglers are permitted to use trolling motors on Lake Brittle. Anglers with outboard motors on their boats can fish the lake as long as their motor is trimmed/propped up out of the water. The gas tank should be removed from the boat if at all possible or the gas line disconnected.
  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Wading while fishing is not permitted.