RULE 002.00.06-007 - 2007 Fishing Regulations

RULE 002.00.06-007. 2007 Fishing Regulations

SECTION 31.00 - SPORT FISHING

31.01B GAME FISH POSSESSION LIMIT RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to possess more than two (2) daily limits of game fish or the aggregate thereof.

Daily Limit - Black Basses(including not more than four Smallmouth).

10

Daily Limit - Rock Bass ............................

10

Daily Limit - Catfish(exc. Bullhead)..........

10

Daily Limit - Bream(over 4"in length).......

50

Daily Limit - Crappie ................................

20

Daily Limit - Muskellunge ........................

6

Daily Limit - Pickerel ................................

6

Daily Limit - Northern Pike .......................

6

Daily Limit - Sauger ..................................

6

Daily Limit - Saugeye ...............................

6

Daily Limit - Striped Bass or Hybrid

Combination .........................

6

Daily Limit - Walleye ................................

6

Daily Limit - White Bass ...........................

(Yellow Bass - No Limit)

25

Daily Limit - Paddlefish .............................

2

Daily Limit - Alligator Gar ..........................

2

Daily Aggregate Limit ................................

75

Daily Limit for all sportfish on Bois d'Arc in Hempstead County

½ daily limit

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) LARGEMOUTH, SPOTTED, SMALLMOUTH (BLACK BASS):

(A) Ozark Zone (Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Newton, Randolph, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, and Washington counties) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit 12 inches with a daily limit of 4, except Bull Shoals Lake, Beaver Lake, Lake Norfork, and Table Rock Lake (see exception 1(B) below).

Ozark Zone Blue Ribbon Streams (Crooked Creek and Buffalo River) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 14 inches with a daily limit of 2. Smallmouth bass minimum length limit on Crooked Creek 18 inches with a daily limit of 1: from 101 bridge downstream to the confluence with the White River; between the Hwy 62-412 and Hwy 62 Spur bridges at Pyatt.

Ozark Zone Catch and Release Area - Crooked Creek, along boundary of Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation property near Kelly's Slab Access. Ozark Zone Quality Streams (Kings, Spring, South Fork/Spring and Eleven Pointrivers) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 14 inches with a daily limit of 2, except on Kings River from Trigger Gap to Hwy 62 bridge: minimum length limit 18 inches and daily limit of 1. Ouachita/Boston Zone (all Arkansas counties not included in the Ozark Zone) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 10 inches with a daily limit of 4.

Ouachita/Boston Zone Quality Streams (Mulberry, Caddo above DeGray Lake, DeGray Lake, Ouachita River upstream from Lake Ouachita, Ouachita River downstream from Remmel Dam, Saline River, including its four headwater forks in Saline, Perry and Garland counties, South Fork/Ouachita, Little Missouri above Lake Greeson and Lake Greeson) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 12 inches with a daily limit of 2. Ouachita/Boston Zone Catch-and-Release Area - all smallmouth bass caught in Lake Ouachita including the Ouachita River upstream to the River Bluff access area must be immediately returned to the stream.

(B) Black Bass daily limit - six (6) on Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals, DeQueen Lake, Norfork Lake, Lake Ouachita and Table Rock Lake, five (5) on Lake Lou Emma - Crawford County, and four (4) on Lake Atkins; Largemouth bass daily limit - five (5) on Grandview Lake #2, eight (8)in Lower White Oak Lake and one (1) on Mallard Lake and the Little Missouri River; (Reference Code 31.02A (12), Black Bass Length Limits and Protective Slot Limits on Certain Lakes).

(C) Largemouth bass caught must be immediately returned to the water in Lake Greenlee in Monroe County, Lake Sylvia in Perry County, Bois d'Arc Lake and Lake Ashbaugh in Greene County.

(2) BREAM

(A) No limit on bream four (4) inches or less in length.

(3) CATFISH

(A) No limit on catfish on Grand Lake - Chicot County, Lake Chicot (including that portion of Connerly Bayou downstream from Connerly Dam to the bayou's mouth and Ditch Bayou from the inlet on Lake Chicot to Ditch Bayou Dam) and between the main levees of the Mississippi River, from the confluence of the Mississippi/White Rivers upstream to the Benzal Railroad Bridge, and from the confluence of the Mississippi/Arkansas Rivers upstream to the Yancopin Railroad Bridge.

(B) Catfish daily limit five (5) on DeWitt City Park Lake - Arkansas County; Lake Atalanta and Lake Bentonville -Benton County; Hidden Lake - Carroll County; Big Timber Lake and Gurdon Lake - Clark County; Hubble Lake - Clay County; Lake Bailey - Conway County; Craighead Forest Lake - Craighead County; Lake Cambadelle and Lake Lou Emma - Crawford County; West Memphis City Parks Lake and Marion City Park Lake - Crittenden County; Village Creek State Park Lakes - Cross and St. Francis Counties; Lake Bennett - Faulkner County; Lake Clearfork - Garland County; Crowley Ridge State Park Lake and Reynolds Park Lake - Greene County; Newark City Lake - Independence County; Ward City Park Lake - Lonoke County; Hindsville Lake - Madison County; Blytheville City Park Lake -Mississippi County; Donald Branch Fishing Pond - Monroe County; Lake Sylvia - Perry County; Shady Lake - Polk County; Twin Lakes A & B, Camp Ferncliff, Paradise Lake, and all Little Rock and North Little Rock City Park lakes -Pulaski County; Old Davidsonville State Park Lake -Randolph County; Forrest City Park Lake - St. Francis County; Truman Baker Lake - Scott County; Cave City's Lakes - Sharp County; Gunner Pool and Hayden Bend Pond - Stone County; Devils Den State Park - Washington County; Spring Lake - Yell County; Kingfisher, Clubhouse Lakes in Petit Jean WMA, Yell County and posted U.S. Forest Service ponds and lakes.

(C) In addition to daily limit, ten (10) channel catfish under 16 inches may be taken on the Arkansas River.

(D) In addition to daily limit, ten channel catfish of any size may be taken in Lake Erling and Millwood Lake.

(4) CRAPPIE

(A) Crappie daily limit - 15 in Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Norfork reservoirs, Cane Creek Lake in Lincoln County and Gurdon Lake in Clark County.

(B) Crappie daily limit - 30 east of a line beginning at the Arkansas - Missouri State Line on U.S. Hwy 63 and described as follows: following U.S. Hwy 63 south to Hardy, continuing on U.S. Hwy 62 west to Ash Flat, continuing on U.S. Hwy 167 south to Little Rock, continuing on U.S. Hwy 67 south to Texarkana to Arkansas - Texas state line.

(C) Crappie daily limit - 50 between the main levees of the Mississippi River, from the confluence of the Mississippi/White Rivers upstream to the Benzal Railroad Bridge, from the confluence of the Mississippi/Arkansas Rivers upstream to the Yancopin Railroad Bridge, and on Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County.

(D) Crappie daily limit - 20 in Lake Chicot and Lake Monticello.

(5) WALLEYE

(A) Walleye daily limit - 4 with an 18 inch minimum length limit in Beaver Lake, including all its tributaries, Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lakeand Table Rock Lake, including all its tributariesto the Beaver Dam on the White River; Greers Ferry Lake including all its tributaries, daily limit - 6, only one of which may be 28 inches or over, with a protected slot limit from 20 to 28 inches.

(6) In compliance with Commission Code 31.02 (Game Fish Limits and Protective Slot Limits on Certain Lakes and Rivers.

(7) In compliance with Commission Code Section 35.00 (Spear Fishing).

(8) In compliance with Commission Code Section 42.00 (Fish Farmer).

(9) WHITE BASS, STRIPED BASS, HYBRID STRIPED BASS

(A) White Bass daily limit of 50 and possession limit of 100 while fishing between the main levees of the Mississippi River, from the confluence of the Mississippi/White Rivers upstream to the Benzal Railroad Bridge, and from the confluence of the Mississippi/Arkansas Rivers upstream to the Yancopin Railroad Bridge.

(B) Striped Bass or Hybrid Combination daily limit - 3 on Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Greeson, Lake Maumelle, Norfork Lake and Lake Ouachita; 10 when taken from the Arkansas River and connecting lakes.

(C) No limit on White Bass on Lake Ashbaugh and Beaver Lake and all tributaries including Lake Sequoyah. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

31.02 GAME FISH LENGTH LIMITS AND PROTECTIVE SLOT LIMITS

ON CERTAIN LAKES AND RIVERS

(A) BASS: It shall be unlawful to possess black bass as follows:

(1) Less than 12 inches in length on largemouth bass in Lake Frierson.

(2) Less than 12 inches in length on spotted bass in Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake and Table Rock Lake.

(3) Less than 15 inches in length on smallmouth bass in Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Norfork Lake and Table Rock Lake.

(4) Less than 15 inches in length on largemouth bass only in Beaver Lake, Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Blue Mountain Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Caddo Fishing Pond, Upper and Lower Lake Chicot (including that portion of Connerly Bayou downstream from Connerly Dam to the bayou's mouth and Ditch Bayou from the inlet on Lake Chicot to Ditch Bayou Dam) in Chicot County, Georgia Pacific Lake Lake Greenlee, Kingfisher Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Mercer Bayou (Sulphur River WMA), Moss Creek Pond, Norfork Lake, Shady Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Wright (Sebastian County), and Arkansas River:

(5) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 13" to 16" in length on Lake Barnett (White County), Lake Austell (Cross County), Bear Creek Lake, Bob Kidd Lake, Lake Brewer, Lake DeGray, Dierks Reservoir (Howard and Sevier counties), Lake Hogue, Lee Creek Lake, Sugar Loaf Lake, and Lake Wilhelmina (Polk County).

(6) Less than 16 inches in length on largemouth bass only in Lake Millwood. Limit 3.

(7) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 16" to 21" in length or to possess more than one (1) largemouth bass 21" or longer in Lake Atkins (Pope County),, Lake Columbia and Lake Monticello. Limit 4.

(8) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 16" to 21" in length in Lake Pickthorne; limit 2, only one of which may be 21" or longer.

(9) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from16 inches to 21 inches in length in Lake #1 in Grandview WMA. Limit 2 largemouth bass (1 over 21" and 1 under

16", or 2 under 16"). Limit on other game fish is one half the statewide daily limit.

(10) Less than 13 inches in length on largemouth bass and spotted bass in Lake Ouachita.

(11) It shall be unlawful to possess largemouth bass from 16" to 18" in length or to possess more than three largemouth bass longer than 18" in Lower White Oak Lake.

(12) Less than 21 inches in length on largemouth bass in Mallard Lake. Daily limit one largemouth bass.

(13) Less than 18 inches in length on smallmouth bass in the lower Little Missouri River.

(14) It shall be unlawful to possess more than (1) largemouth bass 18 inches or longer in Lake Swepco.

(15) Black bass greater than16 inches in Lake Winona.

(B) CRAPPIE: It shall be unlawful to possess crappie as follows:

(1) Less than 10 inches in length in Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals and Norfork Reservoirs, Cane Creek Lake in Lincoln County, Lake Chicot (including that portion of Connerly Bayou downstream from Connerly Dam to the bayou's mouth and Ditch Bayou from the inlet on Lake Chicot to Ditch Bayou Dam), Lake Charles and Lake Monticello.

(2) Less than 9 inches in length in Blue Mountain Lake and Harris Brake Lake.

EXCEPTION:

(1) During the months of December, January and February, the minimum length limit is waived on Lake Monticello and the harvest is regulated by a 20-fish daily bag limit. The first 20 crappie caught, regardless of size, must be retained: culling is not permitted. From March through November, harvest is controlled by a 10-inch minimum length, 20-fish daily bag limit.

(C) CATFISH (Channel, Blue and Flathead):

(1) It shall be unlawful to possess more than one catfish (channel, blue or flathead) greater than 34 inches in length from the Mississippi River along the common border with the state of Tennessee, including oxbow lakes between the main levees of the Mississippi River.

(2) It shall be unlawful to possess flathead catfish less than 20 inches in length on the Ouachita River from the confluence of the Little Missouri River to Remmel Dam.

(D) STRIPED BASS: It shall be unlawful to possess striped bass less than 20 inches in length on Norfork Lake.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Sportfish may be snagged (except in catch and release areas) in accordance with Code 31.05, Hogging, Noodling and Snagging Game Fish Prohibited, and within the restrictive size limits as specified in Code 31.02.

NOTE: Measure all fish from the front end of the lower jaw to the tip of the tail with fish laid flat on rule, mouth closed and tail lobes pressed together. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

31.06A BAITING WITH GAME FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to use game fish, or parts thereof, for bait or lures.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Bream (Ref: 01.00-C) PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

31.06B BAITING WITH COMMON CARP ON CERTAIN WATERS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to use common carp as bait in the following waters:

Bob Kidd Lake, Devil's Den State Park Lake, Lake Elmdale, Lake Fayetteville, Wilson Lake (Washington County); Crystal Lake (Benton County); Lake Leatherwood (Carroll County); Lake Hindsville (Madison County); Lake Cargill, Lake Overcup (Conway County); Lake Barnett and Tom's Lake (White County); Lake Conway (Faulkner County); Harris Brake Lake (Perry County); Lake Atkins (Pope County); Sugarloaf Lake (Sebastion County); Truman Baker Lake, Lake Hinkle (Scott County); Lake Wilhelmina, Irons Fork Lake (Polk County); Gurdon Lake (Clark County); Cox Creek Lake (Grant County); Gillham Lake, Dierks Lake (Howard County); DeQueen Lake (Sevier County); Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake, Rick Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA Lakes 1 and 2, Mike and Janet Huckabee Lake (Hempstead County); Lake Columbia (Columbia County); Upper and Lower White Oak Lakes (Ouachita County); Tri-County Lake (Calhoun County); Lake Monticello (Drew County); Cane Creek Lake (Lincoln County).

31.11 TROTLINE, SETLINE AND LIMBLINE FISHING REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to use any trotline, setline and limbline with drops or hooks less than twenty-four (24) inches apart statewide, or to use any trotline or snagline below any Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River from the Dam to the nearest arrival point navigation marker downstream, or to fail to run any line and remove catch daily. All trotlines, setlines and limblines must be clearly labeled with the name and address, or vehicle operator's license number, or current vehicle license number of the person using such equipment. Information must be attached on each line at the bank end. Unlabeled lines shall be removed and destroyed by Commission Officers. It shall also be unlawful for an angler to fish any more than 100 hooks at any time between the main levees of the Mississippi River. (Refer to Code 32.08, Waters Restricted to Certain Fishing Tackle) PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

31.19 FAMILY FISHING PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to fish in the following waters except as specified herein:

(A) Coleman Creek Pond (Little Rock), Bob Courtway Pond

(Conway), Camp Robinson Firing Range on Camp Robinson WMA, Lake Village Community Fishing Pond, Pine Bluff Regional Park Youth Fishing Pond, Landers Lake (Little Rock) and Craighead Forest Park Youth Fishing Pond (Jonesboro):

(1) Fishing open only to persons under 16 years of age and 65 years of age and older. Properly licensed persons between the age of 16 and 64 may fish if accompanied by a person under age 16 who is actively fishing.

(2) Only hand held rod or pole allowed.

(3) Largemouth bass: catch and release only.

(4) Catfish daily limit: 3

(5) Bream daily limit: 25

(6) All other sportfish daily limit: same as statewide.

(7) Trout daily limit: 5

(8) Hybrid striped bass: 3

(9) Lakes open to electric trolling motors only. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

32.05 HOGGING AND NOODLING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to hog or noodle fish.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) When taken for personal use, buffalo, catfish, carp and drum may be taken. The portion of the state north and west of U.S. Highway 67 will be open July 15 through October 31, and that portion of the state south and east of U.S. Highway 67 will be open June 1 through October 31. The Arkansas River will be open June 1 through October 31. The Mississippi River will be open from May 1 through July 15.While engaged in hogging in this area, it is unlawful to raise any part of a natural or artificial device out of the water thereby aiding in the capture of enclosed fish.

(2) One-half daily limit on catfish.

(3) It shall be unlawful to hog or noodle any species of fish at any time on the Ouachita River from the confluence of the Little Missouri River to Remmel Dam.

PENALTY: $100.00 To $1,000.00.

32.06 TAKING FISH WITH BOW AND ARROW OR GIG RESTRICTED.

It shall be unlawful to take any fish other than rough fish with bow and arrow or gig.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) A daily limit of 2 alligator gar may be taken per day between 12:00 noon and the following 12:00 noon.

(2) Gigging is allowed only between 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight and only from September 15 to February 15 statewide.

(3) A limit of 2 catfish may be taken per day between 12:00 noon and the following 12:00 noon with bow and arrow from July 15 to May 1.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

32.07 FISHING BELOW DAM RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to fish within 100 yards below any dam and within the outlet channels of

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Hydroelectric Plant at Barling and the Murray Hydroelectric Plant at North Little Rock.

EXCEPTION:

(1) When only one (1) pole or rod held in hand is used;

(2) When taking rough fish with bow and arrow;

(3) When taking shad with hand held dip net for personal use only. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

32.08 WATERS RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN FISHING TACKLE. It shall be unlawful to fish with any device other than rod or pole in:

A. DeWitt City Park Lake - Arkansas County; Lake Atalanta and Lake Bentonville - Benton County; Big Timber Lake - Clark County; Hidden Lake - Carroll County; Gurdon Lake - Clark County; Lake Hubble - Clay County; Lake Bailey - Conway County; Lake Roosevelt in Petit Jean State Park - Conway County; Craighead Forest Lake - Craighead County; Lake Cambadelle - Crawford County; Lake Lou Emma - Crawford County; West Memphis City Parks Lake and Marion City Park Lake- Crittenden County; Lake Bennett - Faulkner County; Crowley Ridge State Park Lake and Reynolds Park Lake - Greene County; Lakes #1 and #2 in the Grandview WMA - Hempstead County; Lake Greenlee in Monroe County; Pickthorne Lake and Ward City Park Lake- Lonoke County; Hindsville Lake - Madison County; Lake Greenlee; Donald Branch Fishing Pond - Monroe County; Lake Sylvia -Perry County; Shady Lake - Polk County; Upper Lake Hogue -Poinsett County; Old Davidsonville State Park Lake - Randolph County; Forrest City Park Lake - St. Francis County; Truman Baker Lake - Scott County; Carol Cross Lake - Sebastian County; Gunner Pool and Hayden Bend Pond - Stone County; Lake Kingfisher - Yell County; All lakes in Village Creek State Park -

Cross and St. Francis counties; Devil's Den State Park Lake -Washington County; and posted U.S. Forest Service ponds and lakes. Wattensaw WMA ponds and lakes, except oxbow lakes in Prairie County, and North Fork Lake in Montgomery County; Spring River and tributaries from 100 yards below Dam No. 1 to the mouth of Myatt Creek; Spring River Lake.

B. Arkansas River from 100 yards below Dardanelle Dam to Hwy 7 bridge and 100 yards below Dam No. 2 to the mouth of Morgan Cut-Off (Ref: Commission Code 41.21, Arkansas River Below Dam No. 2 Commercial Fishing Restrictions);

Fourche Lefave River from 100 yards below Nimrod Dam to Hwy 7 bridge.

C. Waters listed in Section 31.19 and 31.20.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Gigging or bowfishing for rough fish is permitted in accordance with Code 32.06, Taking Fish with Bow and Arrow or Gig Restricted, in waters listed in Section B and in other unrestricted state waters.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

39.02 COMMERCIAL AQUATIC TURTLE HARVEST RESTRICTIONS.

It shall be unlawful to take aquatic turtles for commercial purposes by any means other than hoop net or box type turtle traps in the following counties and/or bodies of water:

Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Clay, Columbia, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lawrence (see Exception 4), Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Lonoke, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada, Ouachita, Phillips, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph (see Exception 4), St. Francis, Saline, Union, White, Woodruff, and the Arkansas River, from its mouth to the Arkansas/Oklahoma state line, including that part of the Arkansas River from the Ozark Dam to the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line, bounded on the north by the Union Pacific Railroad and on the south by Highway 22 (In compliance with Code 41.19). Arkansas waters between the main levees of the Mississippi River. All lakes, bays or other bodies of water, other than tributary streams, connected to waters as specified above, when accessible by boat, from the main channel except as limited by Section 30.00 (Reciprocal License Agreements). When a river or stream forms the boundary between opened and closed counties, that boundary segment shall be open to tackle legal in the open county. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Only box type turtle traps may be used in counties or waters not specifically opened to hoop net turtle traps as listed above.

(2) Fish farmers operating under a valid Fish Farmer's (Aquaculturist's) Permit may take aquatic turtles on those specific ponds, impoundments and drainages where valid fish farming operations are occurring. (See Exception 3, Code 39.01)

(3) Bayou Meto Bayou, in accordance with Code 44.01, Closure to All Commercial Harvest - Bayou Meto Bayou, is closed to all commercial harvest.

(4) The following waters are closed to hoop net traps: Eleven-Point River in Randolph County; Spring River in Lawrence and Randolph counties; Lake Erling, including all tributaries upstream from 100 yards below Lake Erling Dam to State Highway 313 in Lafayette County; all lakes owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (excluding all natural or channel scar lakes on WMAs located in counties listed above), Lake Columbia in Columbia County, Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County, Lake Wallace in Drew and Chicot Counties, Upper and Lower Lake Chicot (Connerly Bayou to Ditch Bayou Dam inclusive) in Chicot County and Grand Lake in Chicot County.

(5) U.S. Forest Service lakes, State Park lakes and lakes owned by municipalities or property-owner associations are closed to commercial turtle trapping, unless specifically opened.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00. Equipment used in such violations (including but not limited to nets, traps and boats) may be confiscated in accordance with Codes 01.00-D and 01.00-J.

39.06 POSSESSION OF SPORT FISH BY AQUATIC TURTLE HARVESTERS

PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for permitted aquatic turtle

harvestersto sportfish or possess game fish in the same waters where

the permitteeis engaged in turtle trapping.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Rough fish caught in turtle traps may be retained for use as bait.

(2) If hoop nets or box type traps are baited with fish, only rough fish and bullheadsmay be used.

(3) Fish farmers on their permitted facilities.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00. Second offense shallresult in revocation of the Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit or Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit.

Section 41.00 Commercial Fishing Regulations.

41.04 COMMERCIAL FISHING SEASON AND RESTRICTIONS.

(A) The following waters are open year-round to legal commercial tackle as defined in Code 41.03 and 41.08: RED RIVER in Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River and Miller counties; LITTLE RIVER from its mouth in Hempstead and Little River counties upstream to Corps of Engineers boat ramp on west bank of river below Millwood Lake Dam; SULPHUR RIVER from its mouth to the Texas State line, OUACHITA RIVER from the Louisiana State Line to the confluence of the Caddo River (See Exceptions 2, 3 and 5 below), Saline River from its confluence with the Ouachita River upstream to the Stillion Railroad Bridge in Ashley and Bradley Counties, FOURCHE LaFAVE RIVER from its mouth to Highway 7 Bridge in Perry County; PETIT JEAN RIVER from its mouth to Highway 10 Bridge in Yell County; WHITE RIVER upstream from its mouth to one hundred (100) yards below Dam No. 1 at Batesville in Independence County; BLACK RIVER from its mouth to the Missouri state line; ST. FRANCIS RIVER upstream to the mouth of the left hand chute of Little River in Poinsett County; CACHE RIVER and lakes accessible by boat from the river. ARKANSAS RIVER from its mouth to the Arkansas/Oklahoma State line including that part of the Arkansas River from the Ozark Dam to the Arkansas - Oklahoma State line, bounded on the north by the Union Pacific Railroad and on the south by Highway 22 (In compliance with Commission Codes 41.09, 41.19, and 41.20) and ARKANSAS WATERS between the main levees of the Mississippi River. All lakes, bays or other bodies of water, other than tributary streams, connected to waters as specified above, when accessible by boat, from the main channel except as limited by Section 30.00 (Reciprocal License Agreements). EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Emergency Closures listed in Section 44.00.

(2) Flathead catfish, bowfin, drum, and gar may not be taken or possessed by commercial fishermen on the Ouachita River from Smackover Creek to the northern boundary of Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.

(3) Blue catfish, flathead catfish, bowfin, drum and gar may not be taken or possessed by commercial fishermen on the Ouachita River from the northern boundary of Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge to the Louisiana State Line, all waters within Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, and from the Saline River from its mouth within Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge upstream to the Stillion Railroad Bridge.

(4) Island 40 Chute in Crittenden County closed to commercial fishing except noon, November 1 to noon, March 30, or when accessible by boat from the Mississippi River.

(5) The section of the Ouachita River between the confluence of the Little Missouri River and the confluence of the Caddo River shall be closed to all commercial fishing from January 1 through March 31.

(B) The following waters are closed year-round to commercial fishing: Lake Erling, including all tributaries upstream from 100 yards below Lake Erling Dam to State Highway 313 in Lafayette County; All lakes owned and/or operated by the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission, the U.S. Forest Service, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (excluding all natural or channel scar lakes on Commission Wildlife Management Areas located within counties not designated as closed); Columbia County Lake in Columbia County, Dorcheat Bayou from its headwaters in Nevada County to the Arkansas/Louisiana state line, Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County; Saline River above State Highway 4 in Bradley County, Lake Wallace in Drew and Chicot counties; Upper and Lower Lake Chicot (from Connerly Bayou Dam to the Ditch Bayou Dam, inclusive) in Chicot County; Hensley Lake in Jefferson County, Lake Maumelle in Pulaski County, White Oak Bay (Ozark Lake/Arkansas River), Morgan Point Bendway Lake in Desha County, Little Missouri Riverand all lakes in the Hot Springs Village Area of Saline County.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Hoop nets shall not be used on Grand Lake (Chicot County).

(C) The following counties or parts thereof are open year-round to legal commercial fishing unless noted closed in Section B or other 41.00 codes. Legal gill and trammel nets may be fished in the following counties only from noon, September 30 to noon, May 1: Arkansas (See Emergency Closure Code 44.01), Ashley (See Emergency Closure Codes 44.04, 44.05 and 44.06), Bradley (See Emergency Closure Codes 44.03 and 44.06), Calhoun (See Emergency Closure Codes 44.03, 44.04 and 44.06), Chicot, Clay, Columbia (Dorcheat Bayou closed in (B) above; also see Emergency Closure Code 44.02), Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew (See Emergency Closure Codes 44.04 and 44.05), Greene, Hempstead, Independence, Jackson, Jefferson (See Emergency Closure Code 44.01), Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Lonoke (See Emergency Closure Code 44.01), Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada (Dorcheat Bayou closed in (B) above), Ouachita, Phillips, Poinsett, Prairie (See

Emergency Closure Code 44.01), Pulaski (See Emergency Closure Code 44.01), Randolph, Saint Francis, White, Woodruff and Union (See Emergency Closure Code 44.06) counties. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) For waters in the above counties located within the White River National Wildlife Refuge below Highway 1, gill and trammel net season is from noon, September 30 through noon, November 30 and from noon, March 1 through noon, September 30 when accessible by boat from the White River and the White River is above 23.5 ft. on the St. Charles gauge. All commercial fishermen must obtain a Special Use Permit from the White River Refuge Manager prior to fishing refuge waters.

(2) Saline River and backwaters from Stillion Railroad Bridge in Ashley and Bradley Counties to State Hwy 4 bridge in Bradley County closed all year to gill and trammel nets.

(3) Open waters in Independence County include White River, Black River and oxbow lakes that are north of Arkansas Hwy 14 and east of Arkansas Hwy 122 and Arkansas Hwy 25. Landowner permission will be required for oxbow lakes that are not accessible from the Black River.

(D) The following counties are closed year-round to commercial fishing unless noted open in Section A or other 41.00 codes: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Howard, Izard, Logan, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington and Yell counties. When a river or stream forms the boundary between opened and closed counties, that boundary segment shall be open to tackle legal in the open county, unless closed in other 41.00 and 44.00 codes.

EXCEPTION:

(1) That part of Saline River south of Hwy 371 (old Hwy 24) in Howard and Sevier counties open year around to hoop nets. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

41.09 RESTRICTED COMMERCIAL FISHING IN ARKANSAS RIVER

NAVIGATION SYSTEM. It shall be unlawful to fish with gill nets, trammel nets, trotlines, snaglines, and hoop nets in waters specified herein:

(A) From Dam No. 1 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 9.8;

(B) From Dam No. 2 to the mouth of Morgan Cut-Off;

(C) From Lock & Dam No. 3 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 49.6;

(D) From Lock & Dam No. 4 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 65.4;

(E) From Lock & Dam No. 5 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 85.8;

(F) From David D. Terry Lock & Dam to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 107.5;

(G) From Murray Lock & Dam to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 124.7;

(H) From Toad Suck Lock & Dam to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 155.3;

(I) From Lock & Dam No. 9 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 176.3;

(J) From Dardanelle Lock & Dam to the Highway 7 bridge;

(K) From Ozark Lock & Dam to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 256.2;

(L) From Lock & Dam No. 13 to the Arrival Point sign at approximate river mile 292.2. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

41.12 UNDERSIZED COMMERCIAL FISH PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for commercial fishermen to possess catfish or buffalo fish less than 16 inches in length or paddlefish and sturgeon of any size taken from public waters.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Twelve (12) inch or larger blue and channel catfish only may be taken in waters specified in Section 41.24.

(2) Holders of a current Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit or Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit in compliance with Code 41.05(A) or Code 41.05(B) may possess paddlefish in excess of 36 inches or larger in the open portion of the Arkansas River, 32 inches or larger in body length in the open portion of the White River and 34 inches or larger in body length for all other waters open to paddlefish harvest or sturgeon when in season. Paddlefish shall be measured from front of eye to fork of tail with the fish laid flat on a rule.

(3) See also 41.38 Harvest Restriction of Catfish and Sturgeon in the Mississippi River.

(4) It shall be unlawful for commercial fishermen to possess flathead catfish less than 20 inches in length on the Ouachita River from the confluence of the Little Missouri River to the confluence of the Caddo River.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00 and fishing privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

41.24 POSSESSION AND USE OF FIDDLER SIZE HOOP NETS AND SLAT

TYPE FISH TRAPS RESTRICTED TO CERTAIN PUBLIC

WATERS. It shall be unlawful to use or possess fiddler size hoop nets or slat type fish traps in any public waters other than those specified herein:

(A) Arkansas River, including impoundments thereon, from the mouth at the Mississippi River to Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line.

(B) L'Anguille River from the mouth at the St. Francis River to the point of origin.

(C) Little River from its mouth at Corps of Engineers Boat Ramp on the west side of Little River below Millwood Dam.

(D) All Arkansas waters of the Mississippi River bounding Arkansas.

(E) Red River from the Louisiana State Line to the Oklahoma state line.

(F) St. Francis River from the mouth at the Mississippi River to the Missouri state line in Clay County.

(G) Old Town Lake, Phillips County.

(H) White River from Interstate 40 bridge to its mouth.

(I) All lakes, bays or other bodies of water, other than tributary streams, connected to waters specified, when accessible by boat from the main channel.

(J) Bay Ditch, (Cross, Poinsett and Craighead Counties) from its mouth upstream to U.S. Highway 63 in Craighead County.

(K) St. Francis Floodway Diversion Ditch from its mouth upstream to U.S. Highway 63 in Poinsett County.

(L) Cypress Bayou (Whiskey Chute) in Phillips County (Slat traps only).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Fiddler size hoop nets prohibited in Arkansas River from the State Highway 7 Bridge, Yell County, to the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line; in the White River from Interstate 40 bridge to its mouth; and all lakes, bays or other bodies of water connected to White River as specified, whether or not accessible by boat from the main channel; and in Old Town Lake, Phillips County.

(2) Slat traps may be fished from Noon September 30 to Noon June 1 only in Millwood Lake and year-round in Little River above Millwood Lake to the Oklahoma state line.

(3) Sixteen inch size limit on blue catfish taken by commercial gear in the Arkansas River from the Hwy 7 bridge (Yell County) to the Oklahoma state line.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

41.30 PADDLEFISH AND STURGEON POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS ON

WHITE RIVER, ARKANSAS RIVER AND BORDER WATERS. It shall be unlawful to commercially take or possess paddlefish (also called spoonbill catfish) or sturgeon, or their parts including eggs (roe), from

(A) That part of the White River, from Hwy 67 bridge at Newport, upstream to Dam 1 at Batesville.

(B) The following border waters with Louisiana Red River in Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River, and Miller counties; Ouachita River from the Louisiana State Line to 100 yards below Felsenthal Lock and Dam; Bayou Bartholomew from the Louisiana state line to its source in Jefferson County; Bodcau Bayou from the Louisiana state line to the base of Lake Erling Dam; Boeuf River from the Louisiana state line to its source in Chicot County; and Bayou Macon from the Louisiana state line to its source in Desha County.

(C) The portion of the Arkansas River extending from Ozark Lock and Dam upstream to the Arkansas/Oklahoma State line year-round except for during special seasons as determined by the Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

41.36 GRAND LAKE COMMERCIAL FISHING SEASON. It shall be unlawful to commercial fish Grand Lake in Chicot County.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Grand Lake may be commercially fished with slat traps from noon, November 1 to noon, March 1.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

41.37 COMMERCIAL FISHING DAILY LIMIT RESTRICTIONS. There are no daily or possession limits on the commercial creel in any waters where fish are taken legally.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) It shall be unlawful to take and retain more than 10 catfish

(combination of channel, blue, flathead) per day from the Ouachita River between the confluence of the Little Missouri River and the confluence of the Caddo River while using commercial tackle. Nets must be run daily and catch removed. (Note: See 41.03 E for precedence)

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

45.02 TROUT LIMIT, SIZE AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall

/ be unlawful to possess more than two (2) daily limits of game fish or the aggregate thereof.

Daily Limit - Trout - (including not more than 2 each of brown, cutthroat and brook trout)... 5

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Brown Trout daily limit - 2 with a 16-inch minimum size limit in White River (Bull Shoals Lake Tailwater), North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater), Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of Hwy 59, Spring River;

(2) Trout slot limit Little Red River (Greers Ferry Tailwater) from Greers Ferry Dam to Hwy. 305 Bridge - Daily limit of 5 trout, only one of which may exceed 24 inches long, with a protected slot limit from 16 to 24 inches in length. Trout from 16 to 24 inches in length must be released immediately, and may not be in possession in this area.

(3) Trout slot limit White River (Beaver Tailwater) from Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access - Daily limit of 5 trout, only one of which may be 16 inches and over, with a protected slot limit from 13 to 16 inches in length. Trout from 13 to 16 inches in length must be released immediately, and may not be in possession in this area.

(4) Cutthroat Trout daily limit - 2 with a 16-inch minimum size limit in White River (Bull Shoals Lake Tailwater), North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater), Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of Hwy 59, Spring River.

(5) Brook Trout daily limit - 2 with a 14-inch minimum size limit in White River (Bull Shoals Lake Tailwater), North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater), Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of Hwy 59, Spring River.

(6) On the Little Missouri River, from Narrows Dam to Hwy 27 Bridge, all brown trout must be released immediately.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

45.07 SPECIFIC TROUT WATER REGULATIONS. It shall be unlawful to fail to

/ comply with each of the listed restrictions pertaining to a specific body of water as described herein:

(A) Beaver Tailwater (White River from 100 yards below Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards of Beaver Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish other than as specified for the paddlefish-snagging season.

(3) Bait fishing allowed only with a single, barbless hooking point only (barbed shaft bait holder hooks allowed).

(4) From April 15 through June 15, snagging game fish is legal only from 100 yards below Beaver Dam from the Corps of Engineers "No Fishing Beyond This Point" sign downstream to the first Corps of Engineers boat ramp on the left deciding bank to the first boat-launching ramp. Snagging must cease after half the daily limit of any game fish has been snagged. Snagged fish of any species shall not be released.

(5) Special Regulation Area:

Artificial Lures Only Area / No Bait Zonefrom approximately 0.5 mile below Beaver Dam to approximately 100 yards upstream of Parker Bend Access as indicated by signs.

(a) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(b) Chumming is prohibited.

(B) Bull Shoals Tailwater (White River from 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to Hwy 58 Bridge at Guion).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards of Bull Shoals Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(3) Special Regulation Areas:

(a) Bull Shoals Dam Catch and Release Area - Open to fishing from February 1 - October 31 from 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to the upstream boundary of Bull Shoals/White River State Park.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point or a single, barbless treble hook, shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(b) Bull Shoals Dam Closed Area - the area 100 yards below Bull Shoals Dam to the wing dike at the Bull Shoals/White River State Park Trout Dock. This area is closed to fishing or wading from November 1 - January 31.

(c) Bull Shoals Dam Seasonal Brown Trout Catch and Release Area, from November 1 - January 31. From the wing dike at Bull Shoals/White River State Park Trout Dock to the downstream boundary of the Bull Shoals/White River State park.

(1) All brown trout must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point or a single, barbless treble hook shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(4) No fishing from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.

(d) Rim Shoals Catch and Release Area (near Cotter),

from mouth of Jenkins Creek to the first electric power line downstream.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(e) Monkey Island Catch and Release Area (between Reds Landing Access and Chesmond Ferry Access), from the upstream end of Monkey Island to mouth of Moccasin Creek.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(f) Sylamore Catch and Release Area (immediately upstream of Jack's Resort) - upstream boundary is downstream of the Mt. Olive Access and the downstream boundary is immediately upstream of Jack's Resort, as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(C) Norfork Tailwater (North Fork of the White River from 100 yards below Norfork Dam to the confluence of the White River).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards below Norfork Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(3) Chain dragging is prohibited. It shall be unlawful to drag chains or other objects from boats, capable of destroying aquatic vegetation.

(4) Special Regulation Areas:

(a) Norfork Catch and Release Area - from the mouth of Otter Creek to 100 yards above Bill Ackerman/River Ridge Access, as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(D) Greers Ferry Tailwater (Little Red River from 100 yards below Greers Ferry Dam to the Hwy 305 Bridge).

(1) No fishing, boating or wading within 100 yards of Greers Ferry Dam.

(2) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(3) Special Regulation Areas:

(a) JFK Special Regulations Area (at John F. Kennedy Park below Greers Ferry Dam) - from 100 yards downstream from Greers Ferry Dam to approximately 0.5 miles downstream to the last Greer's Ferry National Fish Hatchery effluent outfall in John F. Kennedy Park, as indicated by signs.

(1) Only artificial lures with barbless hooks shall be used.

(2) Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(b) Cow Shoals Seasonal Catch and Release Area, from October 1 - December 31. From the head of Cow Shoals to the mouth of Canoe Creek.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are

prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(4) Closed to night fishing (one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour before sunrise).

(c) Mossy Shoals Special Regulations Area - from the head of Dunham Shoals downstream to the end of Mossy Shoals.

(1) Only artificial lures with barbless hooks shall be used.

(2) Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(E) Collins Creek (from its source in John F. Kennedy Park below Greers Ferry Dam to the confluence of the Little Red River).

(1) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(2) Catch and Release Stream. All trout caught must be immediately released.

(3) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(4) Chumming is prohibited.

(5) Fishing is limited to youths under age 16 upstream of the wooden vehicle bridge in John F. Kennedy Park.

(6) Fishing is allowed from sunrise to sunset.

(7) Downstream of the wooden vehicle road bridge in John F. Kennedy Park, anglers with a valid fishing license and a valid trout permit may fish when accompanied by an actively fishing youth under age 16.

(F) Dry Run Creek (from it's source on the east side of Norfork National Fish Hatchery below Norfork Dam to the confluence with the North Fork of the White River).

(1) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(2) Catch and Release Stream. All trout caught must be immediately released.

(3) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(4) Chumming is prohibited.

(5) Fishing is limited to youths under age 16.

(6) Fishing is allowed from sunrise to sunset.

(7) Fishing from the pier on Dry Run Creek is limited to mobility impaired anglers only.

(G) Blanchard Spring/Mirror Lake (in Ozark National Forest Blanchard Spring, from its source to the confluence with North Sylamore Creek, including Mirror Lake).

(1) An angler shall use no more than two fishing rods or poles,

and must attend them at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(H) Spring River (Fulton County) from 100 yards below Dam No. 1 at Mammoth Spring State Park to the mouth of Myatt Creek.

(1) An angler shall use no more than two fishing rods or poles,

and must attend them at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(I) Spavinaw Creek (Benton County), from it's source downstream to the Hwy 59 bridge.

(1) An angler shall use no more than one fishing rod or pole,

and must attend it at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(2) Catch and Release Stream. All trout caught must be immediately released.

(3) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(4) Chumming is prohibited.

(J) Narrows Tailwater - Little Missouri River from 100 yards below Narrows Dam (Lake Greeson) downstream to the Low Water Bridge (Hwy 27 bridge).

(1) An angler shall use no more than two fishing rods or poles, and must attend them at all times. No other devices shall be used to catch fish.

(2) Special Regulation Areas:

(a) Narrows Catch and Release Area - from 100 yards below Narrows Dam downstream to the upstream boundary of Riverside Park Access.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are

prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(b) Narrows Summer Catch and Release Area -

from May 1 - October 15. Downstream from the upstream boundary of the Riverside Park Access to the gas line crossing above River Ridge Pool.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are

prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(c) Narrows Winter Catch and Release Area (Delayed Harvest Area) - from October 16 thru April 30. From approx. 300 yds downstream of Hinds Bluff Access to approx. 300 yds upstream of Old Factory Site (Weir #2), as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(K) Big Spring (at Cotter) from its source to the confluence with the

White River.

(1) Fishing is limited to youths under age 16 and disabled

anglers. Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult when fishing. Adult disabled anglers must carry proof that they are 100% permanently and totally disabled (see Code 01.00-C) and possess a valid AGFC sport fishing, lifetime fishing, or combination hunting & fishing license, plus a valid trout permit.

(2) An angler may use no more than one fishing rod or pole, and must attend it at all times. No other devices may be used to catch fish.

(3) Catch and Release Stream. All fish caught must be released.

(4) Only artificial lures with barbless hook(s) may be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(5) Chumming is prohibited.

(6) Fishing is allowed from sunrise to sunset.

(7) No fishing in the "swimming hole" at the upstream end of Big Spring, as indicated by signs.

(8) No motorized boats allowed in Big Spring.

(9) Fishing derbies must be requested, and permitted in writing by AGFC District 2 fisheries biologist, and can include fishing with natural or scented baits, and harvest of trout.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

(9/8/2006)

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