Toledo Bend Fishing Regulations
Black Bass (Largemouth, spotted):
Eight daily in aggregate. Largemouth bass minimum total length of 14 inches. Spotted bass no size limit. NOTE: for enforcement purposes, a spotted bass is defined as a black bass with a tooth patch on the tongue. (See Texas Regulations below for more)
16 inches minimum total length.
Buffalo Fish or their hybrids:
16 inches minimum total length limit, 25 per day under 16 inches. No limit over 16 inches.
Freshwater Drum (Gaspergou):
12 inches minimum total length limit, 25 per day under 12 inches. No limit over 12 inches.
11 inches minimum total length limit (see Catfish below for possession limit).
12 inches minimum total length limit (see Catfish below for possession limit).
14 inches minimum total length limit (see Catfish below for possession limit).
Catfish (blue, channel and flathead):
The maximum possession limit for catfish caught in Toledo Bend Reservoir on a recreational license shall be 125 fish which may be any combination of species of catfish. A recreational fisherman may possess on Toledo Bend Reservoir, a maximum of 50 undersize catfish which may be any combination of species of catfish. (See Texas Regulations below for more)
150 pounds daily.
two daily. All paddlefish greater than 30 inches (lower jaw fork length) must be returned to the water immediately. The taking or possession of paddlefish is closed in all saltwater areas of the state and in border waters shared with Texas. All possessed paddlefish must be dead. The possession or transportation of live paddlefish is prohibited. All paddlefish possessed on the waters of the state shall be maintained intact. No persons shall possess paddlefish eggs on the waters of the state which are not fully attached to the fish.
50 pounds daily.
Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass, or any combination thereof:
Five daily of which no more than two may exceed 30 inches in length.
No legal harvest or possession.
Daily limit of 25.
Only a one day's bag limit of all species of fish may be in possession while on the water at Toledo Bend Reservoir
Residents of Texas or Louisiana who are properly licensed in their state (or are exempt because of age), or persons who hold valid non-resident fishing licenses issued by either state may fish in any portion of the lakes and rivers forming a common boundary between Louisiana and Texas inland from a line across Sabine Pass between Texas Point and Louisiana Point.
Texas Fishing Regulations
Daily bag for all four species of black bass=8 bass in any combination. Possession limit=10. For black and white crappie, minimum length limit=10 inches and daily bag and possession limit=50 in any combination. For black and white crappie caught from December 1 through the last day of February, there is no minimum length limit and all crappie caught must be retained. Daily bag and possession limit is still 50. For striped bass, no minimum length limit. Daily bag=5, and only two striped bass 30 inches or greater may be retained each day. For white bass, no minimum length limit and daily bag=25. For catfish (channel and blue, their hybrids and subspecies), Daily bag=25 (any combination), minimum length limit=12 inches. For catfish (flathead), Daily bag=5, minimum length limit=18 inches.
Please verify that all information above is current and correct for Louisiana at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/freshwater/regulations/
Please verify that all information above is current and correct for Texas at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/fish/limits_freshwater/