RULE 002.00.11-012 - 2011-2012 Waterfowl Regulations and Season Dates; 2011-2012 Fishing Regulations; Revised Code Book and Addendum

RULE 002.00.11-012. 2011-2012 Waterfowl Regulations and Season Dates; 2011-2012 Fishing Regulations; Revised Code Book and Addendum

B1.08 DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASON AND LIMITS

Nov. 19-27. Dec. 8-23 and Dec. 26.2011-Jan. 29.2012. EXCEPTION:

Ducks, coots and mergansers may be taken during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt

(Code 11.04).

LIMIT

COOT: Daily limit 15, possession limit 30.

DUCKS: Daily limit six. No more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), two pintails, one mottled duck, two scaup, three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck and one canvasback.

Possession limit no more than two daily limits.

MERGANSERS: Daily limit of five (no more than two of which may be hooded mergansers).

Possession limit no more than two daily limits.

EXCEPTION:

Bayou Meto WMA daily duck limit: Daily limit of four ducks which may include no more than three mallards (no more than two of which may be females), two pintails, one mottled duck, two scaup, three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck and one canvasback.

Bayou Meto WMA Mergansers limits: Daily limit of four (no more than two of which may be hooded mergansers).

B1.09 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON AND LIMITS

Nov. 19.2011-Jan. 29.2012statewide. LIMIT: Daily limit two, possession limit four.

B1.10 SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS' GOOSE SEASON AND LIMITS

Nov. 5,2011-Jan. 29.2012statewide.

In compliance with the Addendum B1.14. LIMIT: Daily limit 20, no possession limit.

B1.11 CANADA GOOSE SEASON AND LIMITS

Early Canada Goose Statewide Season: Sept. 1-15,2011.

Northwest Canada Goose Zone Season: Sept. 24-Oct. 3,2011.

Late Canada Goose Statewide Season: Nov. 19.2011-Jan. 29,2012.

Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset statewide.

EXCEPTION:

Holla Bend NWR is closed.

LIMIT: Daily limit two. Possession limit four.

EXCEPTION:

The daily limit is five Canada geese from Sept. 1-15.2011. possession limit 10.

B1.12 FALCONRY SEASON AND LIMITS

Feb. 1-15,2012statewide. LIMIT: No more than three migratory birds in any one day, possession limit six.

B1.13 SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASON AND LIMITS

Feb. 4-5,2012statewide.

LIMIT: Same as statewide.

B1.14 SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS' GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON

AND LIMITS

Jan. 30-Feb. 3 and Feb. 6-April 25,2012statewide. LIMIT: No limit.

C1.12 WATERFOWL SEASON RESTRICTIONS ON WMAS

(1) Bayou Meto: No trespassing (except in designated campsites, parking areas, and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. during duck season.

(2) Big Lake: Mallard Lake is closed to hunting. Fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed.

(3) Brewer Lake Cypress Creek, Camp Robinson WDA and Cedar Creek: Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(4) Cane Creek Lake (Lincoln County): Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(5) Cole Pile Lake - Closed to hunting. Fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed.

(6) Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir: Closed to waterfowl hunting, except on the Caney Creek. Dixs Creek Bays, Palarm Creek. and Pierce Creek waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(7) Cut-Off Creek: No trespassing (except in designated campsites, parking areas and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. during duck season. Travel by boat is prohibited on Latin Drain, Firehunt Slough and Third Slough except during high water periods when boating access is possible to the Deep Slough Dam. In this case, boats may be used area-wide, however, boat motors may only be used on Cut-Off Creek and Deep Slough.

(8) Dardanelles Waterfowl hunting is not allowed on that part of Big Spadra and Little Spadra creeks lying north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, east of Crawford Street, south of 1-40, and west of Arkansas Highway 103. Dogs, hunting or trapping devices are prohibited on Johnson County WRA.

(9) Dave Donaldson Black River: Lake Ashbaugh and Hubble Lake are closed to hunting, although Hubble Lake is open for early teal season. Fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed.

(10) DeGray Lake: Loaded firearms are prohibited on Lower DeGray Lake WRA except by permitted participants of special hunts.

(11) Dr. Lester Sitzes HI Bois d'Arc: Boats are not allowed on the Green Tree Waterfowl area 14 days before waterfowl season opens, but are allowed during the regular duck season.

(12) Earl Buss Bayou DeView: Lake Houge is closed to hunting. Fishing and non-hunting activities are allowed.

(13) Frog Bayou: Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated areas until 4 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 1 p.m.

(14) Harris Brake: Open to waterfowl hunting only Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. All-day hunting is allowed the last two days of the last duck season. During duck season, other hunters must abide by same hours and days as duck hunters, except for those trapping and hunting furbearers at night. Only shotguns and archery equipment are allowed for hunting. Harris Brake Lake is open to Canada goose hunting every Sept. 1-15.

(15) Henry Gray Hurricane Lake; Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated area until 4 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 1 p.m.

(16) Lake Overeup: Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(17) Little Bayou: Closed to all trespassing (except in designated campsites, parking areas and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. during duck season

(18) Maumelle River: Closed to waterfowl hunting. All boating activities and trespassing is prohibited in the Restricted Area Zone 1 on the east end of Lake Maumelle as marked by buoy lines. No hunting, camping or other trespassing is allowed on any island on Lake Maumelle.

(19) Petit Jean River: Waterfowl impoundments are closed to trespass from one hour after sunset until 4 a.m. during duck season.

(20) Rex Hancock Black Swamp: Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated area until 4 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 1 p.m.

(21) Rick Evans Grandview Prairie: Waterfowl hunting closed on all lakes and ponds.

(22) Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms: Waterfowl hunters may not access inundated area until 4 a.m. and must exit inundated areas by 1 p.m.

(23) St. Francs Forest: Waterfowl hunting ends at noon.

(24) St. Francis Sunken Lands: The Snowden Field Waterfowl Rest Area levee is open to foot traffic around the north end of the unit to allow access to public lands.

(25) Shirey Bay Rainey Brake: Closed to all trespassing, except in designated campsites, parking areas, and boat launch ramps, from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. during duck season.

(26) Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne: Closed to waterfowl hunting.

(27) U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WD A: North of Highway 306 closed to waterfowl hunting.

24.09 NON-RESIDENT WATERFOWL HUNTING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS ON CERTAIN WMAs

It is unlawful for non-resident hunters to take or attempt to take waterfowl without first obtaining a non-resident WMA Waterfowl Hunting Permit on the following WMAs: Bayou Meto, Bell Slough Camp Robinson WMA, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita, Big Lake, Dr. Lester Sitzes Til Bois d'Arc, Cut-Off Creek, Sheffield Nelson Dagmar, Dave Donaldson Black River, Earl Buss Bayou DeView, Ed Gordon Point Remove, Frog Bayou, Galla Creek, Harris Brake, Henry Gray Hurricane Lake, Holland Bottoms, Nimrod Lloyd Millwood, Petit Jean River, Rex Hancock Black Swamp, Seven Devils, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake, St, Francis Sunken Lands, Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms, Sulphur River, Trusten Holder, Canev Creek, Dix Creek Bays, Palarm Creek. Pierce Creek and on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir (Camp Robinson WDA).

This permit is in addition to hunting and/or guide license requirements as stated in Chapter 03.00. This permit must be in the person's possession while taking or attempting to take waterfowl on these WMAs.

PENALTY: Class 2

24.10 STEVE N. WILSON RAFT CREEK BOTTOMS WMA WATERFOWL HUNTING REQUIREMENTS

It is unlawful from the first day of the first segment of regular duck season to the last day of the last duck segment of regular duck season, to enter a flooded area without possessing a signed Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms Waterfowl Hunting Permit,

EXCEPTION:

No permit is required during the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt in compliance with Addendum B1.13.

PENALTY: Class 1

2012 Proposed Fishing Regulations

(Red language to be added. e are to be deleted.)

All regulations go into effect January 1,2012

26.25 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

(A) FAMILY FISHING PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

The restrictions in this subsection shall apply to the following waters:

Chicot County -- Lake Village Community Fishing Pond

Columbia County - Armory Pond

Craighead County - Craighead Forest Park Youth Fishing Pond

Faulkner County ~ kDr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp

Robinson Firing Range

Fulton County ~ Salem City Lake

Hempstead County - Mike and Janet Huckabee Youth Fishing Pond

Jefferson County - Pine Bluff Regional Park Youth Fishing Pond

Pulaski County ~ Landers Lake, War Memorial Park Pond

Union County - Mattox Park Lake

HJESTMIC1 IONS;

(1) Fishing is open only to youths or persons 65 years of age or older. All other properly licensed persons may fish if accompanied by a youth who is actively fishing. Fishing is also open to holders of a disabled fishing license (either a three-year or combination disability license). One licensed person may assist and fish with an actively fishing disabled fishing license holder.

(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

The restrictions in this subsection shall apply to the following waters:

Baxter County - Amon's Lake

Benton County - Lake Springdale

Clark County - Clear Lake

Crittenden County - Tilden Rodgers Park Pond

Garland County - Family Park Pond, Entergy Park Pond

Jefferson County - Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pond in Pine Bluff

Lonoke County - Cabot Community Pond, Mike Freeze England

Community Pond

Miller County - Lake Dieffenbacher

Pike County - John Benjamin Glenwood Community Pond

Pope County - Pleasant View Park Pond

Pulaski County - all lakes, ponds and streams managed by the City of

Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department within the city limits of

Little Rock, Cherrywood Lake, Lake Valencia, Little Rock Air Force

Base Pond, North Little Rock City Park waters, Pinnacle Mountain State

Park Pond, Sherwood

Municipal City Pond, Willow Beach Park Pond

White County - Searcy City Lake

Saline County - Sunset Lake

Sebastian County - Carol Ann Cross Pond

Sebastian County - Wells Lake, Fort Chaffee

Yell County ~ Dardanelle City Park Ponds, Yell County Wildlife

Federation Pond

Washington County - Murphy Park Pond

RESTRICTIONS:

(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: Class 1

30.22HARVEST RESTRICTION OF STURGEON IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

It is unlawful to commercially take, attempt to take, or possess ger th4 iaeltes ssssany sturgeon from the Mississippi River, including the Arkansas River to Dam 2, St. Francis River to the Huxtable Pumping Station and the White River to Montgomery Point Lock and Dam. PENALTY: Class 1

30.25 COMMERCIAL FISHING RESTRICTIONS IN CERTAIN WATERS

(A) Corning Lake or Long Lake in Clay County: trotlines, throw line, limblines or snag lines are prohibited.

(B) Lake Dardanelle: Commercial tackle of any type prohibited from noon, March 1-noon, Nov. 30 in the waters of Dardanelle Lake north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties, Dardanelle Bay in Yell County, and south of signs posted on Shoal Bay, Cane Creek Bay, Six Mile Creek at O-Kane Island Access, and south of Arkansas Highway 22 in Delaware Bay in Logan County.

(C) Lake Dardanelle: Gill and trammel nets must be anchored so they are not within 3 feet of the water surface except noon, Dec. 1-noon, April 1.

(D) Steel Bend - Old River Lake (Pulaski County): From noon, Oct. 1-noon, March 1, only legal size gill and trammel nets may be used. Participants must register with the district fisheries biologist and provide monthly landing records.

(E) Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge: March 1-Oct. 31 with 3 inch or larger square bar mesh gill and trammel nets.

(F) Lake Millwood with legal gill and trammel nets noon, Sept. 30^ noon, May 1, and slat traps other than noon, Sept. 30-noon, June 1. Lake Millwood is open year-round to other legal commercial fishing.

(G) Nimrod Lake and Blue Mountain Lake: Other than noon, Oct. 1 -noon, March 1. All common carp caught must be removed from these lakes. Commercial fishermen must register prior to fishing with the local district fisheries biologist and must submit monthly catch records to the local district fisheries biologist by the 15th of the following month. Only legal-sized gill and trammel nets or larger.

(H) Entergy Nuclear Power Plant: No commercial fishing in the discharge bay Nov. 1-March 1.

(I) Cadron Creek and Point Remove Creek: Legal commercial tackle during the commercial fishing season noon, Sept. 30-noon. May 1 on Cadron Creek - from its mouth to Arkansas Highway 287 on its east fork in Faulkner County, North Cadron Creek - from its mouth to Arkansas Highway 285 in Faulkner County; Point Remove Creek - from its mouth up the east fork to Arkansas Highway 95 and the Kissire Bridge on the west fork in Conway County.

(J) Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA: Open to commercial fishing noon, Jan. 1 until the last day of February.

(K) First Old River Lake (Miller County): Open noon, Nov. 1 until noon the last day of February, with legal gill and trammel nets. Commercial fishermen must obtain, and have in their possession while fishing, a commercial permit from the district biologist at the Hope Regional Office and report their catch to the Hope Regional Office by March 15.

(L) Grand Lake (Chicot County): Commercial fishing with slat traps noon, Nov. 1 -noon, March 1.

(M) Ouachita River between the confluences of the Little Missouri River and the confluence of the Caddo River: Daily possession limit is 10 catfish (combination of channel, blue, flathead) while using commercial tackle. Nets must be run daily and catch removed (Code 30.05).

(N) Dr. Lester Sitzes HI Bois d'Arc Lake (Hempstead County): Open noon, Feb* Jan.1 until noon y-efFebruary 28, with legal gill and trammel nets. Commercial fishermen must obtain, and have in their possession while fishing, a commercial permit from the district biologist at the Hope Regional Office and report their catch to the Hope Regional Office by March 15.

PENALTY: Class 1

Addendum

CHAPTER N1. 00 GAME FISH RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITS

N1.01 GAME FISH DAILY LIMITS

Alligator Gar

1

Black Basses (including not more than four Smallmouth)

10

Bream (over 4 inches length)

50

Catfish (exc. Bullhead)

10

Crappie

20

Rock Bass

10

Muskellunge

6

Paddlefish

2

Pickerel

6

Sauger

6

Saugeye

6

Shovelnose Sturgeon

No Limit

Striped Bass or Hybrid (Combination)

6

Trout (including not more than: 2 brown trout, 2 cutthroat trout, 2 brook trout)

5

Walleye

6

White Bass

25

Yellow Bass

No Limit

Daily Aggregate Limit

75

Daily Limit for all sportfish on Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake, Horseshoe Bend Pool of the Strawberry River in Izard County and Lake 1 on Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA ½ daily limit.

EXCEPTIONS;

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

(A) Smallmouth bass:

Ozark Zone (Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay. 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 four, except Bull Shoals, Beaver, Greers Ferry,Table Rock Lakes and Lake Norfork (see Ex. 1(B) below).

Ozark Zone Blue Ribbon Streams - Crooked Creek from Arkansas Highway 101 bridge downstream to the confluence with the White River; between the U.S. Highway 62-412 and U.S. Highway 62 Spur bridges at Pyatt - smallmouth bass minimum length limit 18 inches, daily limit of one. Buffalo River from confluence with Clabber Creek downstream to the confluence with the White River- smallmouth bass minimum length limit 18 inches, daily limit of one. All other water of Crooked Creek and Buffalo River - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 14 inches, daily limit of two.

Ozark Zone Catch-and-Release Area - Crooked Creek, along boundary of Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation property near Kelley's Slab Access.

Ozark Zone Quality Streams - Kings River from Trigger Gap to U.S. Highway 62 bridge smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 18 inches, daily limit of one.

All other water of the Kings, Illinois, Spring, South Fork of the Spring and Eleven Point rivers and War Eagle Creek - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 14 inches, daily limit of two. Ouachita/Boston Zone (all Arkansas counties not included in the Ozark Zone) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 10 inches, daily limit of four.

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 and below Lake Greeson) - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 12 inches, daily limit of two. Ouachita/Boston Zone Catch-and-Release Area - all smallmouth bass caught in Lake Ouachita including the Ouachita River upstream to the River Bluff access and the South Fork of the Ouachita River upstream to Hovel Branch must be immediately returned to the stream. Greers Ferry Lake - daily limit six.

(B) Largemouth bass:

Grandview Lake 2 - daily limit five.

Lake Millwood - daily limit six.

Lower White Oak Lake and Lake Columbia- daily limit eight.

Mallard Lake and Little Missouri River - daily limit one.

s e^Marion McCollum Lake,

Lake Sylvia and Lake Hindsville - Largemouth bass caught must be immediately returned to the water.

(C) Black Bass (all species combined):

Beaver, Bull Shoals, DeQueen, Norfork, Table Rock lakes, Lakes Jack Nolen, Ouachita, Ashbaugh - daily limit six.Lake Lou Emma - daily limit five.

Lake Atkins - daily limit four.

(2) BREAM:

No limit on bream 4 inches or shorter.

(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. No limit on blue and channel catfish from Little River (below Millwood Dam) Red and Sulphur Rivers.

(B) Catfish daily limit five 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 and 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, Kingfisher, Clubhouse Lakes in Petit Jean WMA (Yell County) and posted USDA Forest Service ponds and lakes.

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

(D) In addition to daily limit, 10 channel catfish and 10 blue catfish 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 (Lincoln County) and Gurdon Lake (Clark County).

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

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

(5) WALLEYE:

(A) Beaver Lake and its tributaries; Table Rock Lake and its tributaries to Beaver Dam; Bull Shoals Lake, and Norfork Lake - minimum length limit of 18 inches, daily limit four.

(B) Greers Ferry Lake and its tributaries - protected slot limit of 20-28 inches, daily limit of six (only one of which may be longer than 28 inches).

(C) In compliance with Addendum N1.02 and Code Chapter 28.00.

(6) WHITE BASS, STRIPED BASS, HYBRID STRIPED BASS:

(A) White bass: Between the main levees of the Mississippi river, from the confluence of the Mississippi and White rivers upstream to the Benzal Railroad Bridge, and from the confluence of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers upstream to the Yancopin Railroad Bridge - daily limit of 50, possession limit of 100. Beaver Lake and its tributaries; lakes Ashbaugh, Sequoyah and Monticello - no limit.

(B) Striped bass and hybrid striped bass (combined): Beaver, Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes; lakes Greeson, Maumelle, and Ouachita - daily limit three. Arkansas River and connecting lakes - daily limit 10. Lake Monticello - no limit.

(7) ALLIGATOR GAR:

Alligator gar longer than 36 inches may not be harvested from noon, May 1-noon, July 1, statewide. Alligator Gar Permit is required to harvest alligator gar (Code 26.28).

(8) TROUT (BROOK, BROWN, CUTTHROAT, RAINBOW):

(A) Brown trout:

White River (Bull Shoals Tailwater) and North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater) - minimum length 24 inches, daily limit one. Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of Arkansas Highway 59 and Spring River - minimum length 16 inches, daily limit two. Little Red River (Greers Ferry Tailwater) from Greers Ferry Dam to Arkansas Highway 305 Bridge - protected slot limit of 16-24 inches, daily limit of five (only one of which may be longer than 24 inches).

White River (Beaver Tailwater) from Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access - protected slot limit of 13-16 inches, daily limit of five (only one of which may be longer than 16 inches). Little Missouri River, from Narrows Dam to Arkansas Highway 27 Bridge - all brown trout must be released immediately.

(B) Cutthroat trout:

White River (Bull Shoals Lake Tailwater), North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater), Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of

Arkansas Highway 59, Spring River- minimum length 16 inches, daily limit of two. (C) Brook trout;

White River (Bull Shoals Lake Tailwater), North Fork White River (Norfork Tailwater), Spavinaw Creek (Benton County) west of Arkansas Highway 59, Spring River-minimum length 14 inches, daily limit two.

All fish measurements must follow procedures listed in Code 01.00-C Length Limit definition.

N1.02 LENGTH AND PROTECTED LENGTH LIMITS ON CERTAIN LAKES AND RIVERS

(A) BLACK BASS - It is unlawful to possess black bass as follows:

(1) Largemouth bass less than 12 inches on Lake Frierson.

(2) Spotted bass less than 12 inches on Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock lakes,

(3) All black bass less than 12 inches in Horseshoe Bend Pool on the Strawberry River.

(4) Largemouth and spotted bass less than 13 inches on Lake Ouachita.

(5) Largemouth bass 13-16 inches on lakes Austell (Cross County), Bamett (White County), Brewer, DeGray, Wilhelmina (Polk County), Bear Creek, Bob Kidd; Lee Creek; Sugar Loaf Lake, and Dierks Reservoir (Howard and Sevier counties).

(6) Largemouth bass less than 13 inches on 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 at normal water levels (65.0 ft. MSL at Felsenthal Lock and Dam and 77.0 ft. MSL at Thatcher Lock and Dam). Persons fishing oxbow lakes that are exempt from this regulation should access those waters directly and not from the river channel during higher water levels.

(7) Largemouth bass less than 13 inches on the Saline River from Stillion Bridge (Ashley and Bradley counties) to its mouth, including all waters accessible by boat from the main channel at normal water levels (65.0 ft. MSL at Felsenthal Lock and Dam and 77.0 ft. MSL at Thatcher Lock and Dam). Persons fishing oxbow lakes that are exempt from this regulation should access those waters directly and not from the river channel during higher water levels.

(8) Smallmouth bass less than 15 inches on Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock lakes.

(9) Largemouth bass less than 15 inches on Beaver Lake, Big Lake NWR, Blue Mountain, Bull Shoals, Georgia Pacific, Greers Ferry, Kingfisher, Norfork, Shady and Table Rock lakes; Caddo Fishing Pond; Upper and Lower Lake Chicot (including 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 Greenlee, Mercer Bayou (Sulphur River WMA); Moss Creek Pond, and the Arkansas River.

fss s y

{tfHlO)Black bass greater than 16 inches in Lake Winona.

ffiWll) Largemouth bass 16-21 inches on Lake Atkins, Daily limit four

(only one of which may be longer than 21 inches). <43¥12) Largemouth bass 16-21 inches on Tommy L. Sproles Lake

Pickthome. Daily limit two (only one of which may be longer than 21 inches). (44¥13) Largemouth bass 16-21 inches in Lake 1 in Rick Evans

Grandview Prairie WMA. Daily limit two largemouth bass (only one of which may be longer than 21 inches). fymi4) Largemouth bass 16-18 inches on Lower White Oak Lake and

Lake Columbia. Daily limit eight (three of which may be longer than 18 inches). <46M15)Largemouth bass daily limit 10 (only one of which may be longer than 18 inches) on Lake SWEPCO. tf£)(16) Smallmouth bass less than 18 inches on the lower Little Missouri

River. fW(17) Largemouth bass less than 21 inches on Mallard Lake. Daily limit one. (49¥1 §) Largemouth bass 19-22 inches on Lake Monticello. Daily limit eight, only one of which may be longer than 22 inches.

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

(1) Less than 10 inches in Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals and Norfork Reservoirs; Cane Creek Lake in Lincoln County; Lake Chicot (including 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 on Blue Mountain and Harris Brake lakes. EXCEPTION:

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

(C) CATFISH (channel, blue and flathead):

fB s bfate seer;

(¥)(!)It is unlawful to possess flathead catfish less than 20 inches on the Ouachita River from Sandy Beach Access (Ouachita County) to Remmel Dam.

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

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

EXCEPTION:

(1) Sportfish may be snagged (except in catch-and-release areas) in compliance with Codes 26.05; 26.17 and within the restrictive size limits in this addendum chapter.

N1.03 SPECIFIC TROUT WATER REGULATIONS

(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 (barbed shaft bait holder hooks allowed).

(4) From April 15-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 descending 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 Arkansas Highway 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 Feb. 1-Oct. 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 or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. 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 Nov. 1-Jan. 31.

(c) Bull Shoals Dam Seasonal Brown Trout Catch-and-Release Area, Nov. 1-Jan. 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 or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(4) No fishing 30 minutes after sunset-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 or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. 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 or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. 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 is 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 downstream end of Long Hole to the Bill Ackerman River Ridge Walk-in Access (about 1-2 miles), as indicated by signs.

(1) All trout caught must be immediately released.

(2) Only artificial lures or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. 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 Arkansas Highway 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, Oct. 1-Dec. 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 (half hour before sunset to 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 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 fishing license and a trout permit may fish when accompanying a youth under age 16 in the act of fishing.

(F) Dry Run Creek (from its 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 and mobility impaired anglers.

(6) Fishing is allowed from sunrise to sunset.

(7) s Mobility impaired anglers shall fish from the mobility impaired access pier or boardwalk only.

(8) Mobility-impaired card is required for mobility-impaired anglers in compliance with Addendum C1.11.

(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, 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 its source downstream to the Arkansas Highway 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 (Arkansas Highway 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 - May 1-Oct. 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 - Oct. 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 and disabled anglers. Youths must be accompanied by an adult when fishing. Adult disabled anglers must carry proof they are 100 percent permanently and totally disabled (Code 01.00-C Disabled) and possess a sport fishing, lifetime fishing, or combination hunting and fishing license, plus a 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) 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.

(10/3/2011)

The following state regulations pages link to this page.