RULE 002.00.08-011 - New/Amended Regulations: Hunting From Roads Prohibited on WMA Regulation; Weapon Restrictions Regulations Approval; 2008-2009 Waterfowl Regulations; 2009 Fisheries Code Book Language; 2008 Alligator Regulations

RULE 002.00.08-011. New/Amended Regulations: Hunting From Roads Prohibited on WMA Regulation; Weapon Restrictions Regulations Approval; 2008-2009 Waterfowl Regulations; 2009 Fisheries Code Book Language; 2008 Alligator Regulations

PROPOSED HUNTING FROM ROADS PROHIBITED ON WMAS REGULATION

APPROVAL

20.15 HUNTING FROM ROADS PROHIBITED ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to shoot across, or to hunt within one hundred (100) feet from the center line of any city, county, state or federal maintained road open to public vehicular traffic on any WMA. It shall also be unlawful to shoot across, or to hunt within one hundred (100) feet from the center line of any privately maintained road which is open to public vehicular traffic and falls under the regulatory control of the Commission through ownership, lease, cooperative agreement, conservation easement or memorandum of understanding on any WMA. It shall also be unlawful to place or leave any stand, blind or other hunting apparatus with the intent of hunting from any of these said roads or railroad right-of-way on any WMA. In addition to other evidence introduced in a prima facie case of road hunting, there shall be a rebuttable presumption a person is "hunting" if the person points, aims, shoots or attempts to shoot a firearm or other killing device from a said road or railroad right-of-way in a direction in which game or other wildlife is present or likely to be present (including shooting at a game or wildlife decoy).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons engaged in a lawful action to protect their livestock or property.

(2) Law enforcement officials while performing their official job duties.

(3) Commission employees taking wildlife in performance of their duties.

(4) Persons having a valid Mobility Impaired Access Permit may hunt from designated, signed Mobility Impaired Access Trails where public vehicular access is not allowed in compliance with Code 20.20 (Mobility Impaired Access Permit Restrictions On Commission-owned WMAs).

(5) Persons having a valid Mobility Impaired Access Permit may hunt from the two specially designated abandoned railroad right-of-way on the Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA.

(6) Small game (excluding fox, bobcat and coyote) being pursued or treed by a dog or is under point of a dog may be taken within 100 feet from the centerline of a road on Big Timber, Casey Jones, Cherokee, Gum Flats, Howard

County, Jim Kress, Lafayette County, Lake Greeson, Moro Big Pine Natural Area and Provo WMAs provided the road is not city, county, state or federally maintained.

(7) Persons utilizing foothold and Conibear (body-gripping) traps and the use of the firearms to dispatch live animals caught in legally set traps.

(8) Licensed/permitted falconers hunting with or trapping birds of prey in accordance with state and federal falconry regulations.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

PROPOSED WEAPON RESTRICTIONS REGULATIONS APPROVAL

07.04 MODERN FIREARMS PROHIBITED DURING MUZZLE-LOADING DEER SEASONS.

It shall be unlawful to have in immediate possession a centerfire or rimfire weapon while participating in muzzle-loading deer seasons.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Holders of a valid state-issued concealed handgun license recognized and honored by the State of Arkansas in accordance with Arkansas Code Title 5, Chapter 73, Subchapter 3, may possess the handgun covered by the license, except in places where otherwise prohibited under federal, state or local law or where disallowed by a landowner in accordance with applicable law. Nothing in this exception is intended to supersede or limit the regulations of any federal, state or local authorities that prohibit the possession of concealed handguns on their property, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service.

(2) Members of deer camps that are enrolled in the Deer Management Assistance Program that have been issued Unrestricted Weapon Doe Permits.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

08.03 POSSESSION OF FIREARMS WHILE ARCHERY AND

CROSSBOW HUNTING PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful to have any firearms in the immediate possession while hunting bear, deer or turkey with archery tackle.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Legal firearms when and where a regular gun or muzzle-loading deer season is open.

(2) Legal firearms when and where bear season is open.

(3) Holders of a valid state-issued concealed handgun license recognized and honored by the State of Arkansas in accordance with Arkansas Code Title 5, Chapter 73, Subchapter 3, may possess the handgun covered by the license, except in places where otherwise prohibited under federal, state or local law or where disallowed by a landowner in accordance with applicable law. Nothing in this exception is intended to supersede or limit the regulations of any federal, state or local authorities that prohibit the possession of concealed handguns on their property, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service.

(4) Members of deer camps that are enrolled in the Deer Management Assistance Program that have been issued Unrestricted Weapon Doe Permits.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

Proposed 2008-2009 Waterfowl Regulations

Approval

01.00-C DEFINITION OF TERMS. For the purposes of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Code of Regulations, the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean and include:

03.03-A RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any resident to take or attempt to take any wild animal or bird by any means in Arkansas without having on the person the appropriate

Arkansas Hunting License as provided herein:

(A) To hunt alligator, deer, turkey, bear or elk the hunter must have physical possession of an official hunting license. A temporary internet license is not valid for hunting these species. A confirmation/authorization number from a telephone license order is not valid for hunting these species.

(B) Arkansas Resident (16 years of age and older) - SMALL GAME: Resident Wildlife Conservation License; Resident Sportsman's License; BIG GAME (alligator, deer, bear, elk and turkey): Resident Wildlife Conservation License (permits residents to harvest one legal deer during the modern gun deer season); Resident Sportsman's License; Resident Combination Sportsman's License; FURBEARERS (Hunting and Trapping): Any valid hunting license. Holders of the following licenses are entitled to hunt all game, except if taking waterfowl, an Arkansas Resident Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp and HIP are required. Resident Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit; Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or 65 Plus Lifetime Combination License); Resident Disabled Lifetime Sportsman's Hunting License (or Resident Disabled Lifetime Combination License) Resident Disabled Hunting 3-Year License (or Resident Disabled combination 3-Year License).

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Residents engaging in hunting activities on a licensed Game Bird Shooting Resort in compliance with regulations pertaining to Game Bird Shooting Resorts.

(2) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order (Ref. Code 12.29 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

03.03-B NON-RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful for any non-resident 16 years of age and older to take or attempt to take any wild animal or bird by any means in Arkansas without having on the person the appropriate Arkansas Hunting License as provided herein:

(A) To hunt deer, turkey, bear or elk the hunter must have physical possession of an official hunting license. A temporary internet license is not valid for hunting these species. A confirmation/authorization number from a telephone license order is not valid for hunting these species.

(B) Non-Residents hunting small game only (excluding deer, elk, turkey and bear).

Requirements: Non-Resident Annual Small Game License or NonResident 5-Day Small Game License for a period of said license and Non-Resident Fur-Takers Permit if hunting furbearers. Small game may also be taken on the Non-Resident All Game Licenses. If hunting waterfowl, an Arkansas Non-Resident Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp and HIP are required.

(C) Non-Residents hunting deer, bear, elk and/or wild turkey. Requirements: Non-Resident Annual All Game License (provides holder all applicable tags for deer, bear and turkey); Non-Resident 3-Day All Game License (provides holder one deer tag and one turkey tag); or a Non-Resident 5-Day All Game License (provides holder two deer tags and two turkey tags) and a Non-Resident Fur-Takers Permit if hunting or trapping furbearers.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Non-Residents engaging in hunting activities on a licensed Game Bird Shooting Resort in compliance with regulations pertaining to Game Bird Shooting Resorts.

(2) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order (Ref. Code 12.29 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions).

(3) Non-residents are ineligible to take or attempt to take alligators.

(4) Non-residents are ineligible to take or attempt to take elk using a public land permit obtained through the permit draw process.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00.

03.03-C STATE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING STAMP REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl without first obtaining and having on the person the appropriate Arkansas Resident or Non-Resident Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp) and to fail to validate said stamp by signing (signature) in ink across the face thereof: EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons under sixteen (16) years of age.

(2) Persons holding a Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's License.

(3) Persons possessing a Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Waterfowl Permit.

(4) Persons (Resident or Non-Resident) holding a universal license form issued by the Commission or it's representative coded DSR or DSN within 30 days of purchase.

(5) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order (Ref. Code 12.29 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.15 DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take ducks or coots other than,

November 22-December 1, 2008,

December 6-24, 2008 and

December 26, 2008-January 25, 2009.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Ducks, coots and mergansers may be taken during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt statewide on January 31-February 1, 2009. (Ref. Code 12.25 Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Restrictions).

(2) Canvasbacks may not be taken. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.17 DUCK DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more ducks in any one day than as specified below or to possess more than two (2) daily bag limits: Bag Limits: Daily limit of six (6) ducks which may include no more than four (4) mallards (no more than two (2) of which may be females), one (1) pintail, three (3) mottled ducks, one (1) scaup, three (3) wood ducks, two (2) redheads, one (1) black duck . Daily limit of five (5) mergansers, which may include no more than two (2) hooded mergansers.

EXCEPTION:

Bayou Meto WMA Bag Limits:

Daily limit of four (4) ducks which may include no more than three (3) mallards (no more than one (1) of which may be females), one (1) Pintail, three (3) mottled ducks, one (1) scaup, two (2) wood ducks, two (2) redheads and one (1) black duck. Daily limit of four (4) mergansers, which may include no more than two (2) hooded merganser. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.18 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be

unlawful to take or attempt to take White-fronted geese other than from

November 15-December 1, 2008, December 6-24, 2008 and December 26, 2008-January 30, 2009,statewide.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.20 SNOW, BLUE, ROSS' GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Snow, Blue and Ross' geese other than from

November 8-December 24, 2008 and December 26, 2008-January 30, 2009, statewide.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order starting from February 2-April 25, 2009, statewide. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.21 SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS' GOOSE DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take more than twenty (20) Snow, Blue or Ross' geese with no possession limit.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order Ref. Code 12.29 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions). PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.22 CANADA GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Canada geese other than from September 1-15, 2008

in the Southwest Canada Goose Zone, September 1-15, 2008and September 27-October 6, 2008in the Northwest Canada Goose Zone and from September 1-15, 2008and December 26, 2008-January 30, 2009 statewide. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset statewide.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge is closed. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.25 FALCONRY SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take

or attempt to take migratory birds with raptors other than during the regular migratory bird seasons except as follows Ducks, Coots and Mergansers:

December 2-5, 2008, January 26-February 15, 2009, statewide.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.27 SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT RESTRICTIONS. It shall

be unlawful for anyone other than youths, 15 years of age or younger, to hunt ducks, in season geese, mergansers and coots during the special youth waterfowl hunt on January 31-February 1, 2009, statewide. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by an adult mentor who is 18 years of age or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be under the direct supervision of an adult mentor who is 21 years of age or older. Mentors may not hunt ducks, geese, mergansers or coots but may, if properly licensed, hunt other game in season. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as the regular waterfowl season.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Canvasbacks may not be taken.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

12.29 SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS' GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take Snow, Blue and Ross' geese from February 2-April 25, 2009, statewide without the following:

(A) A free Snow Goose Registration Permit number.

(B) A valid hunting license from any state or province.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.04 FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD (DUCK) HUNTING STAMP REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take migratory waterfowl without first obtaining and having on the person a current Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp(commonly referred to as a 'duck stamp') validated by signing in ink across the face thereof.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Persons under 16 years of age.

(2) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order (Ref. Code 12.29 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

13.05 GUN PLUG REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any migratory game bird with any firearm other than shotguns incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. Shotguns requiring plugs must be plugged with a one piece filler which will require disassembly of gun for removal.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order (Ref. Code 12.29 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

18.18 WATERFOWL HUNTING RESTRICTIONS ON LAKES CATHERINE, HAMILTON AND HARRIS BRAKE.

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take any migratory waterfowl from any watercraft or other floating device on Lake Catherine in Garland/Hot Spring Counties, Lake Hamilton in Garland County, and Harris Brake Lake in Perry County or to take or attempt to take any migratory waterfowl within 1000 feet of any residence, dwelling or occupied structure on Lake Catherine or Lake Hamilton.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Harris Brake Lake from September 1-15, 2009.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

25.01 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING ACCESS TIME RESTRICTIONS WITHIN WMAs, SUAs and WDAs.

It shall be unlawful for waterfowl hunters on Wildlife Management Areas to take or attempt to take waterfowl after 12:00 noon or remain within or on water-inundated areas or natural/man-made water courses on WMAs after 1:00 p.m.

EXCEPTIONS:

(A) Migratory waterfowl hunting permitted during the entire day (regular shooting hours) of the last 3 days of the last duck season. Ref: Commission code 12.15 (Duck and Coot Season Restrictions).

(B) In Compliance with 25.02 (Hunting or Trespassing prohibited within Certain WMAs and Lakes).

(C) In accordance with those provisions as listed within Commission Code 12.25 (Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt Restrictions).

(D) All day hunting allowed on Beaver Lake, Dardanelle (except at the McKinnen Bottoms and Hartman Waterfowl Unites), DeGray Lake, Ft. Chaffee and Ozark Lake WMAs.

(E) Navigational boating access unrestricted on natural rivers within WMAs.

(F) In compliance with the Snow, Blue and Ross' Goose Conservation Order (Ref Code 12.20 Snow, Blue, Ross' Goose Season Restrictions).

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

25.07 WATERFOWL SHOT SHELL RESTRICTIONS FOR CERTAIN WMAs. It shall be unlawful to possess more than 15 shot shells per hunter or to possess shot shells containing shot larger than #2 while waterfowl hunting on Bayou Meto, Bell Slough, Camp Robinson, Cut-Off Creek, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake and Seven Devils WMAs.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In camping, parking or boat launching areas.

(2) During the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt, January 31-February 1, 2009.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

02.23 ALLIGATOR HUNTING SEASON. In shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess an alligator other than during the open alligator hunting season as specified herein: Alligator Zones 1 and 3: September 19-22, September 26-29, 2008. Alligator Zones 2, 4 and 5. Closed.

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code Section 40.00 - Alligator

Farmer Requirements.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00

21.06 ALLIGATOR SEASONS AND BAG LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take or possess alligator within WMAs other than as specified herein and in compliance with Code 26.02 (Restrictions on Methods of Taking Alligator):

(A) September 19-22, September 26-29, 2008within, Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d' Arc and designated portions of Trusten Holder WMAs. Individual annual limit of one (1) alligator by permit only.

(B) All other WMAs are closed.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

26.02 RESTRICTIONS ON METHODS OF TAKING ALLIGATOR. It shall be unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess an alligator other than during the open alligator season or by any method other than permitted herein:

(A) Alligator must be captured alive and securely restrained using handheld snares or harpoons prior to dispatching. Hand-held snares must be constructed of steel cable with a sliding locking device and harpoon heads must be attached to a steel cable leader.

(B) Firearms may only be used to dispatch a securely restrained alligator. Firearms used for dispatching an alligator are restricted to shotguns or shotgun caliber bangsticks using shot size no larger than #4 common shot.

(C) All shotguns and bangsticks must be cased and unloaded at all times until an alligator has been securely restrained. No other firearms or ammunition may be in possession of the permittee or hunting assistant.

(D) No firearm or bangstick may be discharged within 150 yards of any residence, building, boat ramp or occupied campsite.

(E) All harvested alligator must be validated at a designated check station(s) on the day of harvest. The permittee's Temporary Alligator Possession Tag must be attached to the alligator immediately upon harvest and prior to moving. Upon validation at the check station by a Commission employee, a USFWS CITES tag will be attached to the alligator.

(F) Legal hunting hours during the declared open alligator season will be from one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise. The use of artificial lights is permitted during legal hunting hours.

(G) All harvested alligators must be at least four (4) feet in length as measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code Section 40.00 - Alligator Farmer Requirements.

(2) Holders of a valid state-issued concealed handgun license recognized and honored by the State of Arkansas in accordance with Arkansas Code Title 5, Chapter 73, Subchapter 3, may possess the handgun covered by the license, except in places where otherwise prohibited under federal, state or local law or where disallowed by a landowner in accordance with applicable law. Nothing in this exception is intended to supersede or limit the regulations of any federal, state or local authorities that prohibit the possession of concealed handguns on their property, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service.

PENALTY: $500.00 - $1,000.00

1.00 C Definition of Terms

LENGTH LIMITS - MINIMUM LENGTH LIMIT: The shortest length of a fish of a designated species that can be kept. MAXIMUM LENGTH LIMIT: The maximum length of a fish of a designated species that can be kept. PROTECTED LENGTH LIMIT: A species/size limit that prohibits anglers from keeping fish within a designated size group. Unless otherwise specified, all fish are measured from the front of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to the tip of the tail with tail lobes pressed together when laid flat on a rule, on its side. All fish not meeting the length limit requirements for a particular water or species must be immediately released into the water where caught.

30.04 WHITE RIVER LAKES LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION AND MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION.

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hereby establish a White River Border Lakes License to fish the impounded waters of Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock Lakes with the following provisions:

(A) Any person age 16 and older possessing a valid Missouri resident fishing permit or Arkansas resident fishing license, or who is legally exempted from those license requirements, and possessing the White River Border Lake License may fish in the Missouri and Arkansas impounded waters of Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock Lakes.

(B) All anglers shall abide by the laws and regulations of the state in which they are fishing.

(C) The White River Border Lakes License is not valid for possession of trout.

(D) The White River Border Lakes License is valid for all impounded portions of these lakes except for the designated trout waters on Table Rock Lake upstream from the Houseman Access in Arkansas.

(E) The annual cost of the White River Border Lakes License will be $10 and may be changed at any time with the mutual agreement of both agencies. Revenue generated from the sale of this license will be disbursed annually to the states, such that, Missouri Department of Conservation would gain all revenue from the sale of this license to Arkansas residents and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would gain all revenue for the sale of this license to Missouri residents.

This agreement will become effective March 1, 2001. It may be cancelled by the Missouri Conservation Commission or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or modified by mutual agreement.

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 Limit - Shovelnose Sturgeon...N

o Limit

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

75

Daily Limit for all sportfish on Bois d'Arc in Hempstead County & Horseshoe Bend Pool, Strawberry River in Izard 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 of 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. Smallmouth bass minimum length limit on Buffalo River 18 inches with a daily limit of 1 from confluence with Clabber Creek downstream to the confluence with the White River. 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 Point rivers) - 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 of 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, Cossatot River, 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, Lake Jack Nolen, 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 Lake Columbia, and one (1) on Mallard Lake and the Little Missouri River.

(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 Bentonville - Benton County; Hidden Lake - Carroll County; Big Timber Lake and Gurdon Lake -Clark County; Hubble Lake - Clay County; Lake Bailey -Conway County; Lake Cambadelle and Lake Lou Emma -Crawford County; 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; Lake June - Lafayette 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 -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 and ten blue 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 Lake and Table Rock Lake, including all its tributaries to 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.

(D) No limit on white bass and hybrid striped bass on Lake Monticello (Drew County).

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, 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), 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) 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 and Lake Columbia.

(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 than 16 inches in Lake Winona.

(16) Less than 12 inches in length on black bass in Horseshoe Bend Pool on the Strawberry River.

(17) Less than 14 inches in length on largemouth bass in the Ouachita River from Tate's Bluff Bridge (Ouachita County) to Felsenthal Lock and Dam (Union and Ashley Counties), including all waters accessible by boat from the main channel.

(18) Less than 14 inches in length on largemouth bass in the Saline River from Stillion Bridge (Ashley and Bradley Counties) to the mouth, including all waters accessible by boat from the main channel.

(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 Sandy Beach Access (Ouachita County) to Remmel Dam.

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

(E) SHOVELNOSE STURGEON: It shall be unlawful to possess Shovelnose sturgeon less than 21 inches in length. Shovelnose sturgeon may not be taken from the Mississippi River.

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, on its side, mouth closed and tail lobes pressed together. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

31.09 YO-YO FISHING RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful for a person to fish more than 30 yo-yos (or other mechanical fishing devices) or to leave such unattended (out of sight or hearing) during daylight hours, or to suspend more than one (1) yo-yo or mechanical device from any horizontal line, wire, limb or support. Stakes used for mounting yo-yos or limblines on AGFC-owned lakes must be made from wood or cane and must be removed from the lake when not in use. All yo-yos 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. These regulations shall apply to all yo-yos left in place whether "set" or "tripped" (disabled). PENALTY: $50.00 to $1,000.00.

31.19 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS.

(A) FAMILY FISHING PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS.

It shall be unlawful to fish in the following waters except as specified herein:

Armory Pond (Columbia County), Bob Courtway Pond ( Faulkner County), Dr. James E. Moore Jr.Camp Robinson Firing Range (Faulkner County), Lake Village Community Fishing Pond (Chicot County), Mattocks Park Lake (Union County), Pine Bluff Regional Park Youth Fishing Pond (Jefferson County), Landers Lake ( Pulaski County), Mike and Janet Huckabee Youth Fishing Pond (Hempstead County), Salem City Lake (Fulton County), War Memorial Park Pond (Pulaski County)and Craighead Forest Park Youth Fishing Pond ( Craighead County ):

(1) Fishing open only to persons under 16 years of age and 65 years of age and older. Properly licensed persons between the ages of 16 and 64 may fish if accompanied by a person under age 16 who is actively fishing. Fishing open only to holders of a disabled fishing (either a three-year or combination disability license). One properly licensed person may assist and fish with the disabled fishing license holder who must be 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) Trout daily limit: 5

(7) Hybrid striped bass: 3

(8) Lakes open to electric trolling motors only.

(9) All other sportfishing daily limit: same as statewide.

(B)COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

It shall be unlawful to fish in the following waters except as specified herein:

Clear Lake (Clark County), Searcy City Lake (White County), Carol Ann Cross Pond (Sebastian County), Amon's Lake (Baxter County), T.J. House Reservoir (City of Mulberry lake), Dardanelle City Park Ponds (Yell County), Yell County Wildlife Federation Pond (Yell County), Wells Lake, Ft. Chaffee (Sebastian County), all lakes, ponds and streamsmanaged by the City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department within the city limits of Little Rock, Mike Freeze England Community Pond (Lonoke County), Springdale Community Fishing Pond in Murphy Park, Cabot Community Pond, Willow Beach Park Pond ( Pulaski County), Benton City Lake (Saline County), North Little Rock City Park waters (Pulaski County), Cherrywood Lake ( Pulaski County), Sherwood Municipal City Pond ( Pulaski County), Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pond in Pine Bluff ( Jefferson County), Family Park Pond (Garland County), Little Rock Air Force Base Pond (Pulaski County, Pinnacle Mountain State Park Pond (Pulaski County), Lake Valencia (Pulaski County), Lake Atalanta (Benton County), Pleasant View Park Pond (Pope County), Tilden Rodgers Park Pond (Crittenden County), Entergy Park Pond (Garland County) and Glenwood Community Pond (Pike County).

(1) Only hand held rod or pole allowed.

(2) Largemouth bass: catch and release only.

(3) Catfish daily limit: 3

(4) Bream daily limit: 25

(5) Trout daily limit: 5

(6) Hybrid striped bass: 3

(7) Lakes open to electric trolling motors only.

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

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.

(4) Lake Charles and the Strawberry River below US Hwy 167 will be open June 1 through October 31.

PENALTY: $100.00 To $1,000.00.

37.08 WILD-CAUGHT BAITFISH RESTRICTIONS ON NORFORK LAKE.It shall be unlawful to use live wild-caught baitfish on Norfork Lake unless said bait was caught on Norfork Lake or in its watershedabove the lake. Bait purchased from a licensed dealer may be usedon Lake Norfork.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

41.03 COMMERCIAL TACKLE RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to use nets, seines, snaglines, leads, heart and leads or wings or trotlines other than as specified herein:

(A) Hoop nets, leads, heart and leads or wings minimum square bar mesh size - two and one-half (2½) inches when wet and with thread not less than fifteen (15) gauge.

(B) Fiddler nets (where permitted by Code 41.24) minimum square bar mesh size one and one-half (1½) inches when wet. Thread size not less than fifteen (15) gauge. Wings or leads prohibited.

(C) Commercial fish seines, minimum square bar mesh size - three and one-half (3½) inches.

(D) Commercial gill and trammel nets, minimum square bar mesh size -three and one half (3½) inches.

(E) Trotlines and snaglines must be run daily and catch removed. EXCEPTION:

(1) For purposes of taking paddlefish in the Arkansas River above Dam 2 during the paddlefish season, it shall be unlawful to fish or possess any nets other than 3½ inch mesh or 6 inch or larger mesh in the same waters while fishing for paddlefish.

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 37 inches or larger in Dardanelle and Ozark lakes of the Arkansas River, 36 inches or larger in the open portion of the Arkansas below Dardanelle Lock and Dam,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 Sandy Beach Access (Ouachita County) to the confluence of the Caddo River.

(5) Sturgeon harvested from the waters legal for harvest must be at least 21 inches from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail.

(6) Effective January 2009, the Arkansas River from the Dardanelle Dam downstream to the Mississippi River will have a 37 inch minimum length limit of paddlefish.

(7) Effective January 2009, the Mississippi River from the Tennessee stateline to the Louisiana state line will have a 36-inch minimum length limit on paddlefish.

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 to 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) Only slat traps may be used in the White River from Interstate 40 bridge to its mouth. Fiddler size hoop nets are prohibited 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.

(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; 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.

42.02 FISH FARMER (AQUACULTURIST) SALES RECORDS REQUIREMENTS.

It shall be unlawful for fish farmers (Aquaculturists) to fail to maintain legible records indicating sales and shipments and to reveal said records to a Commission Officer for inspection upon request. Records must be retained for a minimum of three years. PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

45.01 TROUT PERMIT REQUIREMENT: It shall be unlawful for persons 16 or more years of age to retain trout from state waters, or to fish on Beaver

Lake Tailwater, from Beaver Dam to the boundary signs at Houseman Access; Lake Greeson Tailwater, from Narrows Dam toMuddy Fork Road (Low Water Bridge) ; Little Red River, from

Greers Ferry Dam to Hwy 305 bridge; North Fork of the White River downstream of Norfork Dam; Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) east of Hwy 59; and White River, from Bull Shoals Dam to Hwy 58 bridge at Guion, without first obtaining and validating by signature, a current trout permit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) In compliance with Commission Code Section 34.00 Put-and-Take Pay Lake Requirements.

(2) Persons possessing a Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit.

(3) Persons possessing a Resident 65 Plus Lifetime Trout Permit. 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)...

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EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Brown Trout daily limit - 1 with a 24-inch size limit in White River (Bull Shoals Tailwater) and North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater).

(2) Brown Trout daily limit - 2 with a 16-inch minimum size limit in Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of Hwy 59 and Spring River.

(3) 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.

(4) 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 exceed 16 inches long, 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.

(5) 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.

(6) 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.

(7)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 Zone from 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, as indicated by signs.

(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 sign immediately above mouth of Jenkins Creek to the first electric power line downstream, 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.

(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, 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.

(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. Only a single hooking point per pole may be used for bait-fishing.

(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, 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.

(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, 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.

(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.

(8) Mobility impaired card is required for mobility impaired anglers.

(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 not allowed.

(3)Chumming is not allowed.

(c)Narrows Winter Catch and Release Area (Delayed Harvest Area) - from October 16 - April 30. From approximately 300 yards downstream of Hinds Bluff Access to approximately 300 yards 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

(8/25/2008)

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