Conservation Regulations

Area Specific Regulations

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Lexington Riverfront Park

--- Note --- This area is not owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Please contact the owner for regulations on any activity not listed below using the phone number listed for this area in the Online Conservation Atlas.

  • Chapter 12 of the Wildlife Code applies to this area.(more)

Bullfrogs and green frogs(more)

  • Taking of bullfrogs and green frogs is allowed.
    • Bullfrogs and green frogs may be taken during the statewide season only by hand, handnet, atlatl, gig, bow, snagging, snaring, grabbing, or pole and line and only during dates and times when those waters are open to fishing or hunting. An artificial light may be used. Season: Sunset June 30 through Oct. 31. Daily limit 8.
    • On lakes and streams adjoining Conservation Access Areas: Bullfrogs and green frogs may be taken by hand, hand net, atlatl, gig, longbow, trotline, throwline, limbline, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing or pole and line by holders of a fishing permit. Hunting permit holders may take frogs by .22 caliber or smaller rimfire rifle or pistol, longbow, crossbow, pellet gun, atlatl, hand or handnet. An artificial light may be used. Season: Sunset June 30 through Oct. 31, Daily limit 8.

Fishing general provisions and seasons(more)

  • Fishing permitted (see fishing regulations table below).

Fishing methods(more)

  • Fish that are not game fish or endangered species may be taken in waters existing temporarily through overflow outside the banks of a river or ditch by gig, atlatl, underwater spearfishing, bow, crossbow, snagging or grabbing between sunrise and sunset throughout the year.(more)
  • Gig, bow, atlatl, snagging, snaring or grabbing may be used to take fish that are not game fish or endangered species in streams during the statewide seasons. (more)
  • Seining or trapping live bait.
    • Seining or trapping live bait is permitted in streams in accordance with statewide regulations.(more)
  • The following regulations apply in streams: no more than three (3) unlabeled poles may be used; trotlines, throwlines, limb lines, bank lines and jug lines may be used but no more than 33 hooks may be used at any time; hooks on trotlines must be staged 2 feet apart; hooks and lines must be attended every 24 hours or removed. Unanchored jug lines must be personally attended at all times.(more)

X Regulation Tables-Limit Information

  • All fish that are not released unharmed immediately after being caught are included in an angler’s daily limit.
  • Anglers may not possess any fish that is less than the specified minimum length limit on the waters, banks or area where the length limit applies.
  • Anglers may not possess more than the daily limit of any species of fish on the waters or banks of any body of water where the limit applies.
  • When fishing on different bodies of water during the same day (public lakes, streams, conservation areas, areas managed under cooperative agreement, etc.), specified restrictions for individual bodies of waters or areas must be followed. However, no more than the statewide daily limit for any species may be taken for all waters or areas combined.

Fishing Regulations: REGULATIONS TABLE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. CONSULT THE WILDLIFE CODE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION.