Paul B. Johnson State Park
Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)
Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 18 to 22 inches
Catfish: no length limit
Creel Limit (per person, per
Black bass: 10, with 1 over 22 inches
Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.