2008 MO Fishing Regs Update

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by Mr.T, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    For 2008, the 12" length restriction on gizzard shad taken for use as bait, by trap, dip net, throw net or sein, has been removed. Previously, you were prohibited from keeping any gizzard shad over 12" when taken by these methods. This change goes into effect March 1.

    Note that many other non-game fish that show up in throw nets from time to time -- such as skipjack, mooneye, goldeye (and the rare hybrid "skipeye") -- still fall under the 12" restriction when taken under the "Live Bait" regulations (i.e., using your throw net). If you catch them by pole an line, you're working under a different regulation where there is no length restriction.


    The 2008 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations booklet is available here:
    http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/2115.pdf


    I'll update my "Missouri Fishing Regulations for Catfishermen" document soon to reflect this change.
     
  2. kmcalester

    kmcalester New Member

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    Awesome good article to have.
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Thank you Mr T, it's good to see that someone stays on top of these rule changes for guys like me.Much appericated.
     
  4. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    the changes are in the February Missouri Conservationist Magazine
     
  5. T.O.CAT

    T.O.CAT New Member

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    great info Mr.T learn something everyday here thanks
     
  6. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Much obliged T. Spot ON as always brother.