Bull Shoals Lake, Missouri Fishing

Location and Information: Bull Shoals Lake is located in Marion County, Missouri. This body of water covers just under 45,000 acres of surface area. The maximum depth of this lake is approximately 210 feet and you will find boating, kayaking and fishing here.

Lake Specific Restrictions

Daily limit:
Catfish (channel, blue and flathead): 10, combined total of these three species
Crappie: 15 fish
Length limit:
Black bass: minimum 15″ on largemouth and smallmouth bass; minimum 12″ on spotted bass
Crappie: 10″ minimum

On the lake and its tributaries: Ozark, Taney, Christian, and Douglas
Daily limit:

Striped bass: only 3 striped bass may be included in the aggregate

Length limit:
Walleye and sauger: minimum 18″
Striped bass: minimum 20″
There are no length limits for white bass, yellow bass, or their hybrids.

In the Swan Creek Arm above U.S. Highway 160: Taney
From February 20 through April 14, walleye and sauger may be taken and possessed only between 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

From Powersite Dam to Highway 76: Taney
Prohibited Methods: Trotlines, throwlines and limb lines

Endangered Fish Species in Missouri

Lake sturgeon, pallid sturgeon, taillight shiner, Neosho madtom, spring cavefish, harlequin darter, gold stripe darter, cypress minnow, central mudminnow, crystal darter, swamp darter, Ozark cavefish, Niangua darter, Sabine shiner, mountain madtom, redfin darter, longnose darter, flathead chub, Topeka shiner. You are not allowed to keep these species.

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