RULE 002.00.16-005 - 2017 Fishing Regulations

RULE 002.00.16-005. 2017 Fishing Regulations

Code Book Language for Proposed 2017 Fisheries Regulation Changes

Effective January 1, 2017

01.00-C DEFINITION OF TERMS

For the purposes of the Arkansas State Game and Fish Code of Regulations, the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean and include:

ADULT GOBBLER - Male turkeys having at least one of the following characteristics:

a) tail feathers which are the same length,

b) wing feathers that have white barring all the way to the tip or

c) a beard more than six (6) inches in length.

ALLIGATOR DEALER - Any person, firm or corporation engaging in the sale, purchase, barter or exchange of an American alligator {Alligator mississippiensis) or other crocodilian species, or any part, nest or eggs thereof in Arkansas. ALLIGATOR FARMER - Any person, firm or corporation possessing an American alligator {Alligator mississippiensis) or other crocodilian species, or any part, nest or eggs thereof in Arkansas for the purpose of propagation, production or rearing.

ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE DEALER - Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the sale or purchase of alligator snapping turtles. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE BREEDER - Any person, firm or corporation possessing alligator snapping turtles for the purpose of propagation, production, rearing or sale.

ANIMAL - An organism of the animal kingdom, as distinguished from the plant kingdom, including any part, product, egg or offspring thereof. ANTLERLESS DEER - A doe or a buck having less than 2 inches of hardened bone antler .

ANTLERLESS ELK - Any elk (male or female) not meeting requirements to be a legal bull elk.

AQUACULTURE SPECIES - Any species listed on the Approved Aquaculture Species List (Addendum J 1.00) and species not listed but allowed under Unlisted or Restricted Species Possession Permits.

AQUATIC WILDLIFE - All aquatic species, including aquatic snails, aquatic turtles, crayfish (crawfish and crawdads), fish (including minnows), frogs, mussels and salamanders.

ARKANSAS RIVER BOUNDARY (Sportfishing Only) - The Arkansas Post Canal from Norrell Lock and Dam No. 1 to the Arkansas River and the Arkansas River from Wilbur D. Mills_Dam No. 2 upstream to the Oklahoma state line, including all lakes, bays and tributary streams accessible by boat from the main channel except:

* Big Bayou Meto upstream from Arkansas Highway 11;

* Plum Bayou upstream from U.S. Highway 79;

* Little Maumelle River upstream from Pinnacle Mountain State Park;

* Maumelle River upstream from Lake Maumelle Dam;

* Fourche LaFave upstream from Arkansas Highway 113;

* Palarm Creek upstream from Interstate 40;

* Cadron Creek upstream from the weir;

* Point Remove Creek upstream from Arkansas Highway 113;

* Petit Jean River upstream from Pontoon Boat Ramp at Arkansas Highway 154;

* Illinois Bayou upstream from Russellville Waterworks Dam;

* Big Piney and Little Piney creeks upstream from Arkansas Highway 359;

* Horsehead Creek upstream from Interstate 40;

* Mulberry River upstream from Interstate 40;

* Frog Bayou upstream from Arkansas Highway 162 and Lee Creek upstream from Lee Creek Dam,

* And from the first non-navigable shoal for streams entering the Arkansas River along the right bank descending from the Oklahoma state line to Lake Dardanelle Dam.

ARTIFICIAL LURE OR FLY - Terminal fishing tackle made entirely of rubber, wood, metal, glass, feathers, hair, synthetic fibers or plastic, with hook attached.

BAITFISH - Minnows, logperch, gizzard and threadfin shad, gar (other than alligator gar), bullhead catfish, crayfish, drum, bowfin under 6 inches, skipjack herring, brook and inland silversides, bigmouth, smallmouth and black buffalo,

river carpsucker, banded and Ozark sculpin, bream 4 inches and under, and bream over 4 inches that are caught by hook and line.

BAITING - The direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of salt, grain or other feed that could serve as a lure or attractant for wildlife to, on or over any areas where hunters are attempting to take them.

BIG GAME - Alligator, black bear, deer, elk and turkey.

BLACK BASS - Largemouth bass, redeye bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass.

BLOCKING OUT - The removal of the head and/or tail associated with the processing of a commercial fish. The blocked-out carcass (bullet) must be at least the minimum length required for the body of water where the commercial fish was harvested (Code 30.11).

BONUS DEER - A harvested deer that is not included in a hunter's statewide bag limit.

BOX TYPE TURTLE TRAP - A floating trap designed to capture aquatic turtles, but does not permit capture offish (Code 34.07).

BREAM - A species of the genus Lepomis, including bluegill, redear, warmouth and other sunfish.

BUCK - A male deer (see LEGAL BUCK definition).

BUCK DEER SEASON - A deer season in which no deer other than legal buck deer may be taken.

BUY - To purchase, barter, exchange or trade, including any offer to purchase,

barter, exchange or trade.

CAPTIVITY OR HOLD CAPTIVE - The holding of living wildlife in a controlled environment that is manipulated by man for the purpose of exercising ownership, possession or control of the wildlife, and that has boundaries designed to prevent selected species from entering or leaving the controlled environment.

CARCASS - The body of a dead animal.

CASE - A container specifically designed to hold a firearm which completely encloses the firearm by being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied or otherwise fastened with no portion of the firearm exposed.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE - The requirement that fish of a designated species must be immediately released into the water where caught.

CERVID - A member of the Family Cervidae including without limitation deer,

reindeer, moose, elk and caribou.

CHASE FOR PLEASURE - To search for, pursue or chase game animals or other wildlife with the use of dogs for recreational purposes only, with no intent of hunting such game animals or wildlife.

CHECKING WILDLIFE - The reporting of specific information to the

Commission concerning harvest of alligator, bear, deer, elk and turkey by one of the following methods: phoning a designated number to report bear, deer or turkey harvests, electronically through the Commission's on-line deer and turkey checking Web site or mobile applications, and in person to report harvest of elk and alligator at a designated check station.

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE (CWD) - Fatal disease affecting the brain of cervids that belongs to a group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

CHUMMING - To dislodge or deposit any substance not attached to a hook which may attract fish.

CITES TAG - a permit that allows shipping of certain animal pelts outside the

State of Arkansas and assures compliance with the Convention on the

International Trade of Endangered Species.

CLEAN - Having no meat matter or tissue attached to the carcass.

COMPUTER-ASSISTED HUNTING - The use of a computer or any other device, equipment or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a firearm, bow or crossbow to kill wildlife located in Arkansas.

COMMERCIAL FISH - Bowfin (over 6 inches), paddlefish, shovelnose,

sturgeon, and all species of buffalo, catfish, carp, drum, gar, and sucker family

(except silver redhorse).

COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN - Any person who fishes with tackle designated as commercial tackle requiring a license and/or tag issued by the Commission.

COMMERCIAL TACKLE - Properly licensed tackle used to catch aquatic wildlife for commercial purposes.

COMMERCIAL WILDLIFE HUNTING RESORT - A facility, location,

business, or operation that offers, for pay or other consideration, an opportunity to hunt native wildlife, other than pen-raised game birds, held in captivity. Includes all contiguous land, and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements on the land, used for the hunting activities.

COMMERCIAL WILDLIFE PERMIT - Any or all of the following permits:

Alligator Farmer/Dealer, Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer, Resident

Shell Taker and Seller, Shell Buyer, Non-Resident Shell Buyer, Resident Roe

Taker/Seller, Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter, Non-Resident Roe Buyer, Resident

Fur Dealer, Non-Resident Fur Dealer, Special Commercial Quail, Game Bird

Shooting Resort, Commercial Wildlife Hunting Resort, Wildlife Breeder/Dealer and Wildlife Importation.

COMMISSION - The Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, unless otherwise designated.

DEFERRED HUNTER EDUCATION (DHE) - Designates a holder of a valid

Arkansas hunting license/permit who has deferred completion of the hunter education program.

DISABLED - Any individual who is 100 percent permanently and totally disabled as declared by one or more of the following federal agencies: the U.S.

Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs or the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board.

DOE - A female deer.

DISABLED VETERAN:

(a) any individual whom the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has rated 100% permanently and totally disabled as a result of his or her U.S. military service;

(b) any individual whom the VA has rated permanently disabled as a result of his or her U.S. military service and who received the Purple Heart medal as a result of his or her service-connected disability.

DOE DEER SEASON - A deer season in which a doe may be taken.

DROWNING SET - Any leg-hold trap that uses one or more of the following techniques to retain the target animal in water of suitable depth for drowning: a slide wire with lock, a tangle stake or a drowning weight.

DUCKS (includes the following species) - All species of teal, merganser, whistling duck and scaup; American wigeon, American black duck, bufflehead, canvasback, gadwall, common goldeneye, mallard, mottled duck, northern shoveler, redhead, ring-necked duck, ruddy duck, northern pintail and wood duck.

EDIBLE PORTIONS - portions of the following animals are considered edible as stated below:

(a) Game Mammals: front quarters, hind quarters, loins and tenderloins.

(b) Game Fish: fillets offish.

(c) Game Birds: breasts.

(d) Frogs: hind legs.

(e) Alligators: tails, legs, flanks, loins and tenderloins.

EITHER-SEX - A male or a female.

EITHER-SEX DEER SEASON - A deer season in which a doe or a legal buck may be taken.

EMERGENCY CONDITION - Any condition involving:

(a) imminent peril to the health, safety, or welfare of the public or the wildlife resources of the State; or

(b) immediate action mandated by federal law or regulation.

ENCLOSE - To surround wildlife using man-made barriers, including but not limited to fencing, walls, structures or other devices, so that the wildlife are not free to leave a particular environment.

ENCLOSURE - Any area surrounded by a man-made barrier, including but not limited to fencing, walls, structures or other devices that prevent wildlife from leaving a particular environment.

ENDANGERED SPECIES - A wildlife species or subspecies endangered or threatened with extinction listed, or proposed as a candidate for listing, by the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service orany native species or subspecies listed as endangered by the Commission (Addendum PI.00).

FALCONRY - The caring for and training of raptors for pursuit of wild game, and hunting wild game with raptors. It includes the taking of raptors from the wild to use in the sport and caring for training and transporting raptors held for falconry.

FEDERAL WATERS - Waters designated by federal law as federally controlled or under the jurisdiction of a department or agency of the United States Government.

FEE LAKE - A lake in which there is a fee for fishing rights. All persons 16 years of age and older must possess an Arkansas fishing license. Daily limits apply.

FEEDING WILDLIFE- The direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing. distributing or scattering of salt, grain or other fed that serves or could serve as a lure, attractant. or supplemental food source for wildlife.

FERAL HOG - Any hog, including but not limited to Russian and § European wild boar, any Old World swine, or the family Tayassuidae, including without limitation peccary, javelin, and New World swine, which is roaming freely and is living in a wild or feral state, and is not conspicuously identified as required under §§ 2-34-101 and §§ 2-34-102.

FIREARM - Any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel, including without limitation modern guns, air guns and muzzleloaders (see LOADED FIREARM).

FISH OR FISHING - To lure, attract, collect or pursue fish species or aquatic wildlife for the purpose of taking or attempting to take such species by any method.

FISH DEALER - Any person who sells live fish, including baitfish.

FISH FARM - Waters and adjacent premises confined within a pond, tank or lake not connected with public waters, and under management of a fish farmer.

FISH FARMER (AQUACULTURIST) - A person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in the propagation or rearing of aquaculture species for sale.

FREEFLOATING FISHING DEVICE - A floating fishing device unanchored or unattached to a stationary object.

FURBEARERS - Badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink,

muskrat, nutria, opossum, raccoon, river otter, spotted skunk, striped skunk and weasel.

GAFF - To take or attempt to take fish with a hand- held or handled hook.

GAME ANIMALS - Alligator, black bear, bobcat, coyote, deer, elk, gray fox,

red fox, mink, opossum, eastern cottontail rabbit, swamp rabbit, raccoon, gray squirrel and fox squirrel.

GAME BIRD SHOOTING RESORT -A facility, location, business, or operation that offers, for pay or other consideration, an opportunity to hunt captive-raised game birds. Includes all contiguous land, and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements on the land, used for the hunting activities.

GAME BIRDS - Turkey, quail, pheasant, chukar Eurasian collared dove and all birds classified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as migratory game birds.

GAME FISH - Alligator gar, black bass, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, crappie, catfish, trout, bream, goggle-eye, walleye, muskellunge, sauger,

saugeye, paddlefish and pickerel.

GEOCACHE - Items in a container (cache) placed or hidden for individuals to subsequently find using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.

GEOCACHING - An outdoor sport, similar to "high-tech treasure hunting,"

involving use of a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to find a cache.

GUIDE - A person who provides, for monetary or any other compensation, that person's personal services for the purpose of assisting others to locate, pursue,

catch or hunt wildlife.

HACKING - The temporary release of a raptor held for falconry to the wild so that it must survive on its own.

HARASS - An intentional or negligent act which creates the likelihood of injury to wildlife by annoying it to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral pattern which include but are not limited to, breeding, feeding, or sheltering.

HAZARDOUS WAKE - Wash or wake upon an approaching, passing or stationary vessel, including but not limited to a wake that causes other vessels to take on water, or a wash or wake that is sufficient to toss occupants of other vessels about in a manner to cause injury or the risk of injury.

HARVEST/HARVESTING - To reduce to possession.

HEN TURKEY - Female turkey with or without a beard.

HIGH-FENCE ENCLOSURE - An enclosure that contains an area of at least 500 contiguous acres, with at least 60 percent of the acreage in forested cover that has been classified as timberland by the local county tax assessor, that has a perimeter fence at least 8 feet high, with no cross-fencing that has the effect of reducing the size of the area to less than 500 contiguous acres with at least 60 percent of the acreage in forested cover as herein provided.

HOGGING - The taking offish by the use of hands only in or under the water.

HUNT OR HUNTING - Taking or attempting to take wildlife by any method including but not limited to searching, pursuing, chasing, tracking, luring, or attracting.

HUNTING INCIDENT - When bodily injury above basic first aid or death occurs due to an activity directly related to a hunting excursion in the field.

Examples of such activities wouldjnclude discharge of a firearm, bow, or crossbow and falls from an elevated platform (tree stand, tower stand, or elevated duck blind).

HUNTING PARTY - Two or more persons hunting together.

HYBIRD RAPTORS - A raptor produced from a cross-breeding birds of two different taxa, one or both of which are listed in 50 CFR 10.13, and any offspring of such raptors.

IMPORT OR IMPORTATION - To ship, convey, carry, transport, bring or introduce into Arkansas anything from outside its borders.

IMPRINT - A bird that is hand-raised in isolation from other raptors from two weeks of age until it has fledged and will be considered to be an imprinted bird for its entire life.

JAKE - Sub-adult male turkey having all these characteristics: longer central tail feathers, outermost one or two wing feathers lacking white barring all the way to the tip and a beard 6 inches or less in length.

KILLING DEVICE - Any firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, compressed gas or spring-powered pistol or rifle, blowgun, speargun, hand-thrown spear, slingshot,

irritant gas device, explosive device, or any other implement designed to discharge a projectile capable of killing wildlife.

LARGE CARNIVORE - Tigers {Panthera tigris), African Lions (Panthera led),

or any hybrid thereof and all species of bears.

LEGAL BUCK - A male deer may be considered legal under the following rules as applied by this Code:

(a) Antlered Buck: A male deer with two inches, or more, of hardened bone antler.

(b) Buck of Choice: A male deer.

(c) Button Buck: A male deer with less than two inches of hardened boned antler.

(d) Three-point Rule: A male deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or at least one antler with at least three points, each a minimum of one inch long, including the tip of the main beam. (Code 21.03).

(d) 12/15 Rule:

1) A male deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or

2) a male deer having an inside spread of at least 12 inches or more in width,

3) a male deer having at least one main beam 15 inches or more in length (Code 21.03).

(e) 15/18 Rule:

1) A male deer having both antlers under two inches (including button buck) or

2) a male deer having an inside spread of at least 15 inches or more in width

3) a male deer having at least one main beam 18 inches or more in length (Code 21.03).

(f) WMA Special Restrictions: Special restrictions may apply on certain WMAs (Code 21.03).

LEGAL BULL ELK - An elk having at least one antler visible above the hair line.

LEGAL TURKEY - A turkey may be considered legal under the following rules as applied by this Code:

(a) Hunters 16 years and older a legal turkey is an adult gobbler or bearded hen.

(b) Hunters 6 to 15 years of age is an adult gobbler, bearded hen or jake.

LENGTH LIMITS -

(a) Minimum Length Limit: The shortest length of a fish of a designated species that can be kept.

(b) Maximum Length Limit: The maximum length of a fish of a designated species that can be kept.

(c) Protected Length: 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.

LIMITS -

(a) Daily Limit: the maximum number of a species allowed to be taken during a specific 24-hour time period (midnight to midnight, unless otherwise specified).

(b) Seasonal Limit: the maximum number of a species allowed to be taken during a specific season.

(c) Possession Limit: the maximum number of species allowed to be possessed at any time. Any fish or wildlife, excluding migratory game birds, legally taken for personal consumption and stored in processed form within a residence of the possessor shall not count toward the possession limit.

LITTER - All waste which has been discarded or otherwise disposed of,

including, but not limited to, convenience food and beverage packages or containers, trash, garbage, all other product packages or containers, and other post-consumer solid wastes as referenced in State Law, or discarded game animal carcasses.

LOADED FIREARMS - Firearms are considered loaded if shells or cartridges are in the chamber, magazine or cylinder. Percussion cap muzzleloading firearms are considered loaded if the percussion cap is on the nipple. Flintlock muzzleloading firearms are considered loaded if there is powder in the flashpan.

Electronic pulse ignition muzzleloaders are considered loaded if the ignition circuit is charged.

MIGRATORY BIRDS - All birds protected by the Federal Migratory Bird

Treaty Act of 1918 and subsequent amendments.

MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS - Coots, crows, doves, Eurasian collared dove,

ducks, gallinules or moorhens, geese, rails, snipe and woodcock.

MILITARY RETIREE - Any individual at least 60 years old who is entitled to retired pay as a result of his or her United States military service.

MINNOWS - Small nongame fish commonly used for bait including bluntnose minnows, bullhead minnows, chubs, dace, fatheads, common carp under 6 inches,

goldfish, shiners and stonerollers.

MOBILITY IMPAIRED - A designation made by the Commission based upon a satisfactory showing that a person has a permanent physical condition, verified by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine by a state medical board, which severely impairs the person's mobility and prevents him or her from being able to engage in hunting or fishing activities without the use of an ATV or similar specialized device for transportation.

NATIVE WILDLIFE - Those species and sub-species of wildlife that have established, naturally reproducing, free-ranging, wild populations within Arkansas.

NIGHT - The time period 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.

NOODLING - The taking offish by the use of a pole-mounted breakaway hook that detaches at the time of the strike or catch, or snare type device, with an attached line manipulated by hand when a person is in or under the water.

NONGAME WILDLIFE - All wildlife other than forbearing or game animals, game birds and game fish.

NON-NATIVE WILDLIFE - Any wildlife not defined as native wildlife.

NONRESIDENT - A person not defined as a resident.

NUISANCE WILDLIFE - Any wildlife creating a problem by committing damage to personal property or crops.

OPEN SEASON - A time frame established by the Commission during which a designated species may be lawfully taken.

PEN-RAISED QUAIL - Quail raised or hatched in captivity.

PERSON - Any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity in singular or plural as the context requires. All pronouns shall include the masculine, feminine and neuter.

PORTABLE HUNTING STAND - Any device or structure used for the purpose of hunting that can be carried in its entirety by one person at one time including but not limited to tripod stands, lean-to stands, lock-on stands, ladder stands, and climbing stands (Box stands are not portable hunting stands).

PORTABLE POP-UP BLIND - A structure used to conceal a person that can be collapsed and carried in its entirety by one person.

POSSESS OR POSSESSION - Having or holding wildlife, or any property in one's power; the exercise of dominion over property. Possession includes actual possession (physical occupancy or control over property) and constructive possession (control or dominion over property without actual possession or custody of the property).

PRIMATE - A live individual animal of the taxonomic order Primates, excluding humans.

PROPAGATE OR PROPAGATION - To allow plants or animals to breed or multiply.

PUBLIC ROAD - The traveled portion and the shoulders on each side of any road maintained for public travel by a city, county, state, or federal government and includes all structures within the limits of the right-of-way of any such road.

PUBLIC WATERS - Waters that members of the public have a legal right to access and use for recreational purposes, including all legally navigable waters.

PUT-AND-TAKE PAY LAKE - Private waters open to public fishing for a fee, after being licensed by the Commission and where no fishing license or daily limit of fish is imposed.

RAPTOR - Migratory bird of the Order Falconiformes, Accipitriformes or the

Order Strigiformes.

REAR OR REARING - To maintain plants or animals to increase their size or development.

REHABILITATION - Providing medical treatment or other care to orphaned,

sick or injured wild animals that have come into human possession with the goal of returning the animal to the wild.

RESIDENCE - Any dwelling such as a house, manufactured home, or apartment that is permanently fixed in place and is owned, leased, or rented fully or in part by an individual. This term does not include tents; temporary lodging or rental units such as hotels, motels, resorts, or commercial campgrounds; recreational vehicles; mobile travel trailers; or, motor vehicles.

RESIDENT -

(a) A person who physically inhabits a bona fide residence in Arkansas for at least 60 days and declares full-time residency. Possession of Arkansas real estate and/or proof of payment of associated services or utilities do not qualify the owner/renter as a resident if he lives out of state. Additional facts considered in establishing proof of current Arkansas residency are:

(i) Possession of a valid Arkansas driver's license or Arkansas identification card,

(ii) Possession of a valid Arkansas vehicle registration in his name and display of current Arkansas license tags on his vehicle,

(iii) Other documentation may be considered.

(b) The following persons are considered residents for purposes of this Code:

(i) Residents of Arkansas enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities outside of Arkansas,

(ii) Nonresidents enrolled as full-time students in colleges and universities in Arkansas,

(iii) Nonresident foreign exchange students attending school in Arkansas,

(iv) Resident foreign exchange students attending school outside of Arkansas.

(v) Active-duty military personnel assigned to duty stations in Arkansas,

(vi) Active-duty military personnel who were Arkansas residents at the time of entering service, regardless of where currently stationed.

(vii) Members of the National Guard who are assigned to an Arkansas Guard Unit.

(c) Proof of at least one year residency must be provided when applying for the following licenses/permits:

Special Guide, Alligator Farmer/Dealer, Alligator Snapping Turtle Breeder/Dealer, Commercial Fisherman's and Sportfishing, Commercial Fisherman's Helper, Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing, Resident Shell Taker/Seller, Shell Taker Helper, Shell Buyer, Resident Fish Dealer, Resident Roe Taker/Seller, Resident Roe Taker Helper and Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter. Non-Expiring Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing License and Sportsman's Permit.

(d) The director or his representative shall make the final determination as to the resident status of any license applicant.

ROUGH FISH - Gars, bowfin, bullhead catfish, common carp, Asian carp (grass carp, bighead carp, silver carp), suckers (including buffalo), drum and yellow bass.

SEINE - A fishing net that hangs vertically in the water where the ends can be drawn together to entrap fish.

SEINING - The act of moving a seine by boat or human power to capture fish. SELL OR SALE - To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; to offer for sale, barter, exchange or trade or the act of selling, bartering, consigning, exchanging or trading.

SHELL BUYER - Anyone who buys mussels or mussel parts from a Taker. An agent purchasing for a licensed buyer is not a buyer.

SIMULATED WING MOVEMENT DECOY - Any electric, mechanically-operated, wind-powered, or manually-powered apparatus or device that simulates wing movement, including any device that spins one or more fixed- or stationary-winged decoys around a central axis.

SMALL GAME - Furbearers, migratory game birds, quail, rabbit and squirrel. SNAG - To take fish or other aquatic animals using conventional rod-and-reel tackle by a repeated drawing motion rather than enticement by live bait or artificial lure, regardless of what terminal tackle is attached to the fishing line. SNAGLINE - Commercial tackle consisting of a horizontal line with hooks or drops less than 24 inches apart. SPORTFISH - See GAME FISH for definition. TACKLE - An apparatus or device used to take wildlife. TAKE - To shoot, kill, injure, trap, net, snare, spear, catch, capture or reduce to possession.

TAXIDERMY - The art of preparing, stuffing and/or mounting wildlife and parts thereof.

TRAP OR TRAPPING - A device to catch and hold wildlife. TROUT - Any members of the Salmonidae family including rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, lake trout, cutthroat trout, salmon and char. VESSEL - Every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation, including motorboats and personal watercraft.

WATERFOWL - All species of coots, ducks, geese and swans. WATERS OF THE STATE - All streams, lakes, ponds, sloughs, bayous, marshes or any other waters either permanent or intermittent located wholly or partially within Arkansas. Provided, however, "waters of the state" shall not include pay lakes and fish farms or any waters that are confined within a pond, tank, or lake, situated entirely on the premises of a single private owner and which, except under abnormal flood conditions, are not connected withany of other flowing stream or body of water that extends beyond the premises of such owner.

WILD - To be living in a state of nature and not domesticated.

WILDLIFE - All wild birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and other wild aquatic forms, and all other wild animals, regardless of classification, whether resident, migratory or imported, protected or unprotected, dead or alive, and shall extend to and include any and every part of any individual species of wildlife, including animals living in a captive state and which lack a genetic distinction from members of the same species living in the wild. Aquatic wildlife includes all aquatic species, including aquatic snails, aquatic turtles, crayfish (crawdads and crayfish), fish (including minnows), frogs, mussels and salamanders.

WILDLIFE CHECK METHODS - The following are the official wildlife check methods:

(a) a designated elk check station;

(b) the Commission on-line deer and turkey checking Web site and mobile applications;

(c) a designated alligator check station; and,

(d) the designated bear checking telephone number or the designated deer and turkey checking telephone number.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) - Designated areas owned or controlled by the Commission and distinguished by certain markers and considered a separate zone with regard to wildlife regulations including: wildlife management area (WMA), waterfowl rest area (WRA), wildlife demonstration area (WDA), special use area (SUA) and state park-conservation area (SP-CA).

YOUTH -

(a) for sections of this Code pertaining to big game, "youth" means any individual not less than 6 years old or more than 15 years old.

(b) for all other sections of this Code, "youth" means an individual less than 16 years of age.

ZONE - An area defined by the Commission where hunting and/or fishing activities are regulated.

19.14 BOAT DOCK LEASE AND OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS FOR STRUCTURES

A Commercial Facility Operator's License Agreement and permit is required by

anyone who has a boat ramp, boat shed, boathouse. boat slide, pier or other structure that is used solely, or in conjunction with other structures, to generate personal income for the adjacent landowner/structure owner (otherwise known as Operator) on Commission-owned property. Specifically, it is unlawful to own or operate a facility where boats are rented to the public or where boats are kept for private owners on a rental basis, or to provide and charge for boat launching or vehicle parking on waters or property owned by the Commission without first entering into a license agreement with and obtaining a permit from the Commission. Commission employees in performance of duties are allowed free parking and boat launching privileges. PENALTY: Class 1

26.16 GIGGING OF GAME FISH PROHIBITED

It is unlawful to gig game fish or to possess game fish when gigging.

PENALTY: Class 1

26.17 SNAGGING GAME FISH PROHIBITED

It is unlawful to snag game fish or to possess game fish when snagging.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) From the bank within 100 yards below a dam (prohibited below the Upper White Oak Lake Dam).

(2) From a boat from 100 yards below all locks and dams on the Arkansas River to the downstream entrance point of the lock structure, and from 100 yards below Dam No. 2 to the boat-launching ramps immediately below the dam.

(3) From the bank 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 April 15-June 15.

(4) Daily limit: With the exception of catfish and paddlefish, no more than half the daily game fish limit may be taken by snagging, or the lesser whole number nearest half the limit, when the limit is an odd number.

(5) Where it is legal to snag game fish as described in this code, those game fish snagged must be retained for personal use and applied to the daily limit.

(6) Snagging must be discontinued once the daily limit of any species of game fish has been harvested.

(7) Catfish and paddlefish may be snagged Jan. 1-Feb. 15 on the Black River from the Missouri state line to the Spring River confluence and on the St. Francis River from the Missouri state line to the Payneway Structure, with a daily limit of one paddlefish and five catfish (no more than two of which may be flathead catfish). It is not legal to possess any other gamefish while snagging these waters.

PENALTY: Class 1

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 Clay County - Mom's Lake Columbia County - Armory Pond

Craighead County - Craighead Forest Park Youth Fishing Pond Drew County - Monticello High School Pond Fulton County - Salem City Lake

Hempstead County - Mike and Janet Huckabee Youth Fishing Pond Jefferson County - Pine Bluff Regional Park Youth Fishing Pond Lawrence County - Walnut Ridge City Lake Pulaski County -War Memorial Park Pond Union County - Mattocks Park Lake RESTRICTIONS:

(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, Lake Bentonville, Lake Keith

Clark County - Clear Lake

Crawford County - Van Buren Municipal Park Pond

Crittenden County - Tilden Rodgers Park Pond

Faulkner County - Conway Station Park Pond and Dr. James E. Moore Jr.

Camp Robinson Firing Range

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, Community Center Pond, Cherrywood Lake, Lake Valencia,

Little Rock Air Force Base Pond, North Little Rock City Park waters,

Paradise Lake, Pinnacle Mountain State Park Pond, Sherwood

Municipal City Pond, Willow Beach Park Pond

White County - Bald Knob Community Pond, 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

30.01 COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN'S PERMIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

It is unlawful to purchase commercial tackle tags or to operate commercial tackle, or sell or attempt to sell wild-caught commercial aquatic wildlife without a current commercial fisherman's permit and sportfishing license. A bill of sale or receipt of transfer with a commercial fisherman's permit number must accompany all sales to fish markets, processors or retailers of fish or fish parts in each transaction. Bills of sale must be retained by the purchaser for a period of 12 months and made available for inspection by the Commission.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Bill of sale or receipt provision applies only to the sale of commercial fish or fish parts from a commercial fisherman to a fish market, processor or retailer.

(2) Youths or individuals 65 years of age or older are required to purchase a Junior/Senior commercial fishing permit.

(3) A person with a commercial fisherman helper's permit in his immediate possession may operate the properly tagged tackle of a licensed commercial fisherman. The holder of a commercial fishermen's permit and sportfishing license shall be fully responsible for supervising the actions of the person using the commercial fisherman helper's permit.

(4) In compliance with Codes 03.07, 03.08. PENALTY: Class 2

30.20 PADDLEFISH AND STURGEON POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS ON WHITE RIVER, ARKANSAS RIVER AND BORDER WATERS

It is unlawful to commercially take, attempt to take, or possess paddlefish or sturgeon, or their parts including eggs (roe), from:

(A) That part of the White River, immediately above the Newport Access and proceeding upstream to the boat ramp at Jacksonport State Park (including any backwaters), and from the confluence of Black River upstream to Dam 1 at Batesville.

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

(C) The portion of the Arkansas River extending from Trimble Lock and Dam upstream to the Arkansas/Oklahoma state line except for during permitted special seasons determined by the Commission.

PENALTY: Class 3

30.27 POSSESSION OF RARE AND ENDANGERED FISH BY COMMERCIAL FISHERS PROHIBITED

It is unlawful for commercial fishers to possess rare and endangered fish. Rare fish that may not be possessed include Lake Sturgeon. American eel. Striped Mullet. Highfin Carpsucker, Pealip Redhorse, and Silver Redhorse. Endangered fish species are listed in CodePl.Ol.

PENALTY: Class 2

D1.01 LICENSES, PERMITS, STAMPS, TAGS, COSTS AND EXPIRATION

DATES

SPECIAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHING:

CODE

COST

EXP. DATE

Commercial Facility Operator's Permit

BDN

$25.00

Dec. 31

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

30

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

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) The following bodies of water are restricted to half the daily limit for all sportfish: Horseshoe Bend Pool of the Strawberry River in Izard County. All crappie on Lower White Oak Lake must be released immediately.

(2) 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). Greers Ferry Lake - smallmouth bass minimum length limit of 12 inches, daily limit six.

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 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.

(B) Largemouth bass:

Grandview Lake 2 and Lake Sylvia - daily limit five.

Lake Millwood - daily limit six.

Mallard Lake - daily limit one .

Marion McCollum Lake, Lake Sylvia - Largemouth bass caught must be immediately returned to the water.

(C) Black Bass (all species combined):

Beaver, Bull Shoals, DeGray. DeQueen, Norfork, Table Rock lakes, Lake Jack Nolen, Ouachita, Ashbaugh - daily limit six. Lake Lou Emma - daily limit five. Lake Atkins - daily limit four. War Eagle Creek - daily limit two.

(3) BREAM:

No limit on bream 4 inches or shorter.

(4) 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. No limit on channel catfish on Marion McCollum Lake Greenlee -Monroe County, and on 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).

(B) Catfish daily limit five on:

DeWitt City Park Lake (Arkansas County); Lake Atalanta_(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); Lower White Oak Lake (Ouachita County);_Lake Sylvia (Perry County); Shady Lake (Polk County); Twin Lakes A and B, Camp Ferncliff (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.

(5) CRAPPIE:

(A) Crappie daily limit - 15 in Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Norfork reservoirs, Cane Creek Lake (Lincoln County), Gurdon Lake (Clark County) and Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake.

(B) 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).

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

(6) 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 N 1.02 and Code Chapter 28.00.

(7) 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 Maumelle, and Ouachita - daily limit three. Arkansas River and connecting lakes - daily limit 10. Lake Monticello - no limit.

(8) 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).

(9) 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.

(D) Rainbow trout:

Lake Atalanta (Benton County) - daily limit five.

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, 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), Barnett (White County), Brewer, Wilhelmina (Polk County), Bear Creek Lake, Bob Kidd; Lee Creek; Sugar Loaf Lake, and Dierks Reservoir (Howard and Sevier counties).

(6) Largemouth bass less than 13 inches on DeGray Lake and within the boundaries of Felsenthal NWR.

EXCEPTION: No restriction in Woodland Trail Pond - located at the Felsenthal NWR Headquarters on Hwy 82 (Ashley County); Locust Ridge Pond - located at Locust Ridge on Hwy 82 (Union County); Eagle Lake Pond- located north of Eagle Lake on Bradley Road 53 (Bradley County); and Shallow Lake Field Pond located west of Shallow Lake (Union County). Person(s) keeping largemouth bass less than 13 inches from these waters must exit the NWR boundaries immediately upon leaving these ponds and may not enter NWR campgrounds or fish other NWR waters with largemouth bass less than 13 inches from these four ponds in their possession.

(7) Largemouth bass less than 14 inches on the Arkansas River and its tributaries.

(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); and Moss Creek Pond.

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

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

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

(13) Largemouth bass daily limit ten (only one of which may be longer than 20 inches) on Lake Columbia.

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

(15) Smallmouth bass less than 18 inches on the lower Little Missouri River from Narrows Dam to its mouth. Daily limit one.

(16) Largemouth bass 14-17 inches on Mallard Lake. Daily limit 10, only one of which may be larger than 17 inches.

(17) Largemouth bass 19-22 inches on Lake Monticello. Daily limit eight, only one of which may be longer than 22 inches.

(18) Largemouth Bass less than 16 inches on Lower White Oak Lake. Daily limit five.

(19) Largemouth bass 15-18 inches on Lower White Oak Lake.

(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, Lake Conway, Lake Monticello, Lake Overcup, Harris Brake Lake and Lake Atkins.

(2) Less than 9 inches on Blue Mountain Lake.

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):

(1) 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.

(8/25/2016)

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