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Lake Orange - Regulations

Largemouth Bass

There is a 16" to 22" protective slot limit on largemouth bass in Lake Orange. Anglers can harvest five largemouth bass per day. Anglers are encouraged to harvest bass in the 8 to 12 inch range to prevent stockpiling of the bass population. Bass between 16" and 22" must be released. Only 1 fish larger than 22" may be harvested.

Black Crappie

There is a 9 inch minimum size limit on black crappie in Lake Orange. Anglers can harvest 25 black crappie per day.

Walleye

18 inch minimum size limit in Lake Orange. Anglers can harvest 5 walleye per day.

Sunfish

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

Channel Catfish

There is no size limit for channel catfish in Lake Orange. Anglers can harvest 10 channel catfish per day.

Northern Pike

There is a minimum size limit of 20 inches for northern pike in Lake Orange. Anglers can harvest 2 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 Orange. Anglers with outboard motors on their boats can fish the lake as long as their motor is trimmed/propped 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 except in designated picnic grills.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Wading while fishing is permitted.