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Laurel Bed Lake - Regulations

Fishing Hours


1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset (access road closed the 5 days prior to the 1st Saturday in April and during heavy snows).

Smallmouth Bass

  • catch-and-release only
  • All smallmouth bass must be released unharmed.

Trout

  • 7 inches minimum
  • 6 fish/day
  • Because only fingerling trout are stocked, anglers DO NOT need a trout-fishing license.

Rock Bass

  • No Daily Limit
  • No Length Limit

No night fishing or boating allowed.

  • Gasoline motor use is prohibited