COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Montgomery Bell State Park

Fishing

2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).


All Black Bass caught must be immediately released unharmed. There is a slot limit on Largemouth Bass, no bass under 15 inches, or 18-22 inches may be harvested and only one bass over 22 inches may harvested per day. No size limit on crappie and creel limit is 30. Channel Catfish must be at least 14 inches and creel limit is 5. There are no size or creel limits on Bluegill and shell cracker (Redear). 

The same restrictions for crappie, Channel Catfish, Bluegill and shell cracker apply to Lake Acorn (26 acre) with the following restriction: Largemouth Bass 15 inch limit. The same fish restrictions as stated for Lake Acorn apply to Creech Hollow Lake (17.5 acre).