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    what is the size limit for large and small mouth on pickwick in mississppi?

    just wanted to know thanks

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    Don't really know but BFL says 12 for big mouth and 14 for smallies ! I maybe wrong.

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    I think its that to i know Tenn is 15 and 18

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    No slot limit on largermouth or smallmouth in Mississippi.

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    No slot ... But there is a minimum length.
    MDWFP site is down.

    There was something I read about, when the water way is the state line then the longer of the two laws will be the over all rule.
    That would answer the question ..... I caught this one in MS water and that one in TN water, A visit by the TN patrol can get you for a short fish.
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    Nothing I have read indicates a minimum length on large or smallmouth as long as you are in Ms. water. I don't know about the waterway after you go under Scruggs bridge It may be different then.

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    There is definitely a minimum length limit on smallmouth at 14"s. This is the same for Alabama and Mississippi. Not sure about minimum for largemouth.

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    Nate?


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    I can tell you for a fact there is no length limit on Pickwick or Bay Springs in Mississippi. Most tournaments have a length but the state of Mississippi does not. (Nate's in Jackson)

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    I cant find anything on Pickwick, MS. TomB Lake says none So there ya go mfd ......

    I still say there is something wrong if one can get fined on one side of the lake for following the rules of the other side while still on the water.
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    You appear to be correct on the no length limit for Pickwick. Looks like it was changed as of Feb 25, 2012.
    http://www.mdwfp.com/mwg-internal/de...?id=tPzXIg1Wu0

    If you are up on the river, make sure you are in Mississippi waters with short smallmouth.


    Size for smallmouth in Alabama is still 14"
    Alabama Fishing Limits and General Regulations

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    Pickwick Reservoir - It is illegal to possess any smallmouth bass less than 14 inches in total length or any crappie less than 9 inches in total length.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfd219 View Post
    I can tell you for a fact there is no length limit on Pickwick or Bay Springs in Mississippi. Most tournaments have a length but the state of Mississippi does not. (Nate's in Jackson)
    Yep...mfd is correct.

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    There's not a lot of Pickwick in Mississippi. It can be confusing unless you've fished there for years. I know there's been some talks in the past with all three states to go with a common length but it always falls through. I wish they'd sell a "Pickwick Permit" that would allow you to fish Alabama without buying a full blown out of state license. When I guided up there we just had our clients buy the Alabama license, you can fish anywhere on the lake with it. Our state loses money while Alabama rakes it in.

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    I have read the book and I always thought smallmouth was 14" It sure doesn't say anywhere in the book about 14" on SM.

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    Ricky or Nate, can I fish all of Pickwick with just and Alabama Liscense ? Does this also mean I can put in anywhere and fish the whole lake with just that liscense ? If so, this is a new one on me and would like to know.

    Thanks

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    This is what you can fish on a Mississippi License.

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    Found this on another forum.


    The general sense of the Alabama license is the right one. There is a 3 way reciprocal agreement on this lake between Tenn, Miss, and Alabama. The way the agreement is written, you can fish from Pickwick Dam to Wilson Dam(not Wheeler, as Neal stated)and all the creeks and bays in between, EXCEPT for the area in the back of Yellow Creek above the Highway 25 Bridge. For this you need a Tennessee or Miss License. If you run the Tombigbee Waterway to Bay Springs, then you need a Miss license. Obviously if you go above the Wilson Dam into Wilson lake, or lock down into Wheeler, you will need only Alabama

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    Joey, with an Alabama license, you can fish from dam to dam and into yellow creek to the 25 bridge. That is why most people that come to visit just buy an Alabama license.

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    I have always thought that if I put in at JP Coleman then I must also have a Mississippi Liscense and then if I travled into Alabama that I must also have a Alabama Liscense. If I put in at State Line Boat Ramp then have always thought that I must have a TN Liscense along with any other Liscenses for the state waters I am fishing. If that is correct, then I would assume the only time you can fish the whole lake with only an Alabama Liscense is if I launch the boat in Alabama Waters ?

    Very confusing to say the least !!!

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