RULE 002.00.11-015 - Lower White Oak Lake Renovation Project Special Fishing Regulations; Fisheries Endangered Species Codebook Language Update

RULE 002.00.11-015. Lower White Oak Lake Renovation Project Special Fishing Regulations; Fisheries Endangered Species Codebook Language Update

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 111 Bois d'Arc Lake, Horseshoe Bend Pool of the Strawberry River in Izard County and Lake 1 on Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA Vi daily limit. Daily limit for all sportfish on Lower White Oak Lake double the daily limit from January 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012.

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. M 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.

(10) Largemouth bass less than 16 inches on Lake Millwood. Daily limit three.

(11) Black bass greater than 16 inches in Lake Winona.

(12) Largemouth bass 16-21 inches on Lake Atkins. Daily limit four (only one of which may be longer than 21 inches).

(13) Largemouth bass 16-21 inches on Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne. Daily limit two (only one of which may be longer than 21 inches).

(14) 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).

(15) Largemouth bass 16-18 inches on Lake Columbia. Daily limit eight (three of which may be longer than 18 inches) on Lake Columbia. Lower White Oak Lake daily limit eight.

(16) Largemouth bass daily limit 10 (only one of which may be longer than 18 inches) on Lake SWEPCO.

(17) Smallmouth bass less than 18 inches on the lower Little Missouri River.

(18) Largemouth bass less than 21 inches on Mallard Lake. Daily limit one.

(19) 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-flsh 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):

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

(2) 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.

CHAPTER 26.00 - GENERAL FISHING REGULATIONS 26.29 LOWER WHITE OAK LAKE CLOSED SEASON

It is unlawful to fish in any manner on Lower White Oak Lake from May 1, 2012 to

December 31, 2012. PENALTY: Class 1

Fisheries Endangered Species Codebook Language Update

CHAPTER P1.00- THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST

P1.01 ANIMALS-34 31 LISTINGS

Status

Species/Listing Name

E

Bat, gray (Myotis grisescens)

E

Bat, Indiana (Myotis sodalis)

E

Bat, Ozark big-eared (Corynorhinus (=Plecotus) townsendii ingens)

E

Beetle, American burying (Nicrophorus americanus)

T

Cavefish, Ozark (Amblyopsis rosae)

E

Crayfish, cave (Cambarus aculabrum)

E

Crayfish, cave {Cambarus zophonastes)

E

Curlew, Eskimo (Numenius borealis)

T

Darter, leopard (Percina pantherina)

E

Darter, Yellowcheek (Etheostoma moorei)

T

Fatmucket, Arkansas (Lampsilis powellii)

E

Hellbender, ozark (Cryptobranchus bishopi)

E

Mueket, pink (pearlymussel) (Lampsilis abrupia)

E

Mussel, scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon)

E

Mussel, fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria)

E

Mussel, ring pink (Obovaria retusa)

E

Panther, Florida (Puma (-Felis) concolor coryi)

T

Pearlshell, Louisiana (Margaritifera hembeli)

E

Pearly mussel, Curtis (Epioblasmaflorentina curtisii)

E

Pocketbook, fat (Potamilus capax)

E

Pocketbook, Ouachita rock (Arkansia wheeieri)

E

Pocketbook, speckled (Lampsilis streckeri)

T

Shagreen, Magazine Mountain (Mesodon magazinensis)

T

Shiner, Arkansas River Arkansas R. Basin (Notropis girardi)

E

Sturgeon, pallid (Scaphirhynchus albus)

E

Tern, least interior pop. (Sterna antillarum)

E

Turgid blossom (Epioblasma turgidula)

E

Mapleleaf, winged (Quadrula fragosa)

p

Wolf, gray Lower 48 States, except where delisted and where EXPN.

j_>

Mexico. (Canis lupus)

E

Woodpecker, ivory-billed entire (Campephilus principalis)

m

Woodpecker, red-cockaded (Picoides borealis)

All other federally-listed AR species listed on the USFWS

link, http://ecos.fws.gov/tess publie/SpeciesReport.do, as they are added or deleted, are included in this Addendum section.

CHAPTER Q1.00 - RESTITUTION VALUES FOR WILDLIFE SPECIES

Q1.01 RESTITUTION VALUES FOR WILDLFIE SPECIES

SPECIES

RANGE

VALUE

Alligator snapping turtle

$100-250

$150

American alligator

$300-1,000

$500

American coot

$10-30

$15

American woodcock

$20-40

$30

Amphibian

$20-100

Varies

Bachman's warbler

$1,000-5,000

$2,000

Bald eagle

$1,000-5,000

$2,000

Bats, other

$5-20

$5

Beaver

$5-25

$10

Black Bear

$250-750

$500

Black duck

$50-150

$100

Black-tailed jackrabbit

$75-150

$100

Blue-winged teal

$30-75

$40

Bobcat

$75-200

$150

Bobwhite quail

$30-75

$50

Bufflehead

$30-75

$40

Canada goose

$100-200

$150

Canvasback

$75-200

$100

Common bird, others

$25-75

$40

Common snipe

$20-40

$30

Cottontail rabbit

$10-30

$20

Coyote

$10-50

$20

Crow

$1-10

$3

Eastern spotted skunk

$10-40

$25

Elk

$750-2,500

$1,500

Fox squirrel

$10-30

$20 |

Gadwall

$20-50

$30

Goldeneye

$30-75

$40

Gray bat

$250-750

$300

Gray fox

$30-100

$50

Gray squirrel

$10-30

$20

Green-winged teal

$20-50

$30

Hooded merganser

$30-75

$50

Indiana bat

$250-750

$300

Interior least tern

$1,000-5,000

$2,000

Ivory-billed woodpecker

$1,000-5,000

$2,500

Lesser scaup

$20-50

$30

Lizard

$1-5

$1

Long-tailed weasel

$50-150

$75

Mallard

$30-75

$50

Mergansers, other

$20-50

$30

Mink

$25-75

$40

Moorhen/Purple gallinule

$30-75

$50

Mountain lion

$1,000-5,000

$2,500

Mourning dove

$20-40

$30

Muskrat

$5-20

$8

Nutria

$5-20

$5

Opossum

$10-40

$20

Ozark big-eared bat

$250-750

$500

Peregrine falcon

$1,000-5,000

$2,500

Pintail

$30-75

$50

Raccoon

$25-75

$40

Raptors

$25-100

$50

Rare bird, other

$200-500

$250

Red fox

$75-150

$100

Red-cockaded woodpecker

$1,000-5,000

$2,000

Redhead

$30-75

$40

Ringneck duck

$20-50

$30

Ringtail

$75-150

$100

River otter

$100-250

$250

Ruddy duck

$10-30

$20

Ruffed grouse

$250-750

$350

Shoveler

$20-40

$20

Small mammal, other

$1-10

$3

Snake

$5-20

$10

Snow goose

$40-100

$50

Stripped skunk

$5-20

$5

Swamp rabbit

$50-150

$100

Turtle, other

$5-20

$15

Uncommon bird, other

$100-250

$100

Virginia/Sora rail

$20-50

$30

White-fronted goose

$40-100

$75 -

White-tailed deer

$300-600

$400

Wigeon

$30-75

$40

Wild turkey

$250-500

$350

Woodchuck

$20-50

$25

Wood duck

$30-75

$50

For restitution values for fish and mussels refer to the "Investigation and Monetary Values of Fish and Freshwater Mussel Kills", American Fisheries Society Special Publication 30 and also the AGFC Fisheries Division .

(12/27/2011)

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