Ohio River - West

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Ohio River from Confluence with the Mississippi River upstream to J. T. Meyers Lock

Special Fishing Regulations for Ohio River - West
SpeciesRegulation DescriptionNotesKRSKAR
STRIPED BASSLimit 30 per angler of White Bass, Yellow Bass, Striped Bass and their Hybrids, singly or combined, No more than 4 fish may be over 15 inches 
WHITE BASSLimit 30 per angler of White Bass, Yellow Bass, Striped Bass and their Hybrids, singly or combined, No more than 4 fish may be over 15 inches 
HYBRID STRIPED BASSLimit 30 per angler of White Bass, Yellow Bass, Striped Bass and their Hybrids, singly or combined, No more than 4 fish may be over 15 inches 
YELLOW BASSLimit 30 per angler of White Bass, Yellow Bass, Striped Bass and their Hybrids, singly or combined, No more than 4 fish may be over 15 inches 
WALLEYELimit 10 per angler of Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye, singly or combined 
SAUGERLimit 10 per angler of Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye, singly or combined 
SAUGEYELimit 10 per angler of Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye, singly or combined 
BLUE CATFISHAnglers may keep one blue or flathead catfish 35 inches or longer and one channel catfish 28 inches or longer daily. No daily creel limit for catfish under those limits. 
CHANNEL CATFISHAnglers may keep one blue or flathead catfish 35 inches or longer and one channel catfish 28 inches or longer daily. No daily creel limit for catfish under those limits. 
FLATHEAD CATFISHAnglers may keep one blue or flathead catfish 35 inches or longer and one channel catfish 28 inches or longer daily. No daily creel limit for catfish under those limits. 


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NameMap RefTypeRamp SurfaceFeeMarinaCounty
Birdsville Ramp   25Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneLivingston
Blackburn   33Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneUnion
Broadway Street Ramp   15Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneMcCracken
Carrsville   27Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneLivingston
Caseyville   32Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneUnion
Cave-In-Rock Boat Ramp   30Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneCrittenden
Davidson Memorial Boat Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo UnknownZZZ-OUT-OF-STATE
Deer Creek/Ohio River VPA  Voluntary Public Access  Bank AccessNoneNo NoneLivingston
Dyer Creek Ramp   24Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneLivingston
Elizabethtown Ferry   29Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneCrittenden
Fort Massac State Park Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneZZZ-OUT-OF-STATE
Ft. Defiance State Park Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo UnknownZZZ-OUT-OF-STATE
Givens Creek Ramp   26Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneLivingston
Golconda Marina Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo Year Round - 24 HoursZZZ-OUT-OF-STATE
Holloway Landing   8Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneBallard
Metropolis Ferry   13Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneMcCracken
Odgen Landing   10Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneBallard
Ohio River-Bayou Creek VPA  Voluntary Public Access  Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneLivingston
Old Lock & Dam #50   31Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneCrittenden
Old Ohio River Ferry VPA  Voluntary Public Access  Bank AccessNoneNo NoneCrittenden
Old Shawneetown Boat Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneZZZ-OUT-OF-STATE
Paducah Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneMcCracken
Smithland Ramp   23Any light trailerable recreational boatUnpavedNo NoneLivingston
Uniontown Dike   34Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneUnion