A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

From March 1 to August 31, fishing is allowed only from non-motorized boats on the St. Francis River canoe route and on the banks within 100 yards up or downstream of the designated fishing access points specified on our Public Use Regulations Brochure. From September 1 to February 28, fishing is allowed throughout the entire refuge, except for the closed area. Available species include northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish, crappie, yellow perch, catfish and carp.

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