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Albemarle Lake - Regulations

Largemouth bass

Currently, there is no size limit on this species. There is a daily creel limit of 5 bass per day.

Sunfish (bluegill and redear)

There is no size limit for sunfish in Lake Albemarle. Anglers may keep up to 50 sunfish per day.

Black crappie

Effective January 1, 2014; crappie will be managed by a 10" minimum length limit. Anglers may keep 25 crappie per day.

Channel catfish

There is no minimum size limit for catfish in Lake Albemarle and anglers may keep 20 catfish per day.

NOTE: Swimming, sailing, wading, and trotlines are prohibited. Fishing involving prizes is also prohibited. Fishing is permitted from 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset. Trapping by permit only. Nets, seines, and gasoline motors are prohibited except for official Department duties.