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Lake Nelson - Regulations

Largemouth Bass

  • 5 fish per day creel limit
  • 15 inch minimum size limit
  • Grass Carp

  • All grass carp caught must be immediately released, unharmed.
  • Sunfish

  • 25 per day in aggregate
  • No length limits
  • Crappie

  • 25 per day
  • No crappie less than 9 inches
  • Channel Catfish

  • 5 per day
  • No catfish less than 15 inches
  • All Other Species

  • Statewide Regulaitons Apply
  • Other Regulations
    Outboard motor use is prohibited - electric motors only.

    Prohibited activities

  • swimming
  • open air fires
  • trotlines
  • littering
  • sailboats
  • alcohol
  • fishing tournaments involving prizes
  • Open 24 hours per day.