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Fishing Regulations for Toledo Bend

To combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters.


Fish consumption advisory in effect. Get details

Black bass

For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for spotted, Guadalupe, and Alabama bass (if present). Daily bag for all species = 8 black bass in any combination. Possession limit = 10.

White, striped and yellow bass

For striped bass, there is no minimum length limit; daily bag = 5, and only two striped bass 30 inches or greater may be retained each day.

For white bass, there is no minimum length; daily bag = 25 fish. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.


There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.


For blue and channel catfish, no minimum length limit; daily bag and possession limit = 50 in any combination, of which no more than 5 may be 30 inches or greater in length.

For flathead catfish, minimum length limit = 18 inches; daily bag and possession limit = 10.


For black and white crappie there is no MLL and daily bag = 25 crappie in combination.


For alligator gar, daily bag limit is 1 fish of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.

Mandatory Harvest Reporting - All alligator gar harvested from the public waters of the state other than Falcon International Reservoir must be reported within 24 hours to the department via mobile app or online. Report your harvest with "My Texas Hunt Harvest" app.

Certain areas may be temporarily closed to alligator gar fishing when optimum spawning conditions occur. Get details.


There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.


For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.