RULE 002.00.16-007 - Proposed Regulation Changes for Greers Ferry Tailwater - October 2016

RULE 002.00.16-007. Proposed Regulation Changes for Greers Ferry Tailwater - October 2016

AGFC Code 20.24 - In effect through June 30. 2019

20.24 FERAL HOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs

It is unlawful to:

(A) Hunt feral hogs on WMAs.

(B) Hunt feral hogs on WMAs by the use of dogs or trapping.

(C) Possess or release live hogs on WMAs. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Feral hogs may only be taken by hunters who are hunting bear, deer or elk during a firearm season for these big game species with weapons legal for bear, deer or elk firearms season on the following WMAs: Bald Knob NWR, Bayou Meto, Bearcat Hollow, Beaver Lake, Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita, Big Lake, Big Timber, Blevins, Blue Mountain, Buck Island, Buffalo National River, Cache River NWR, Camp Robinson SUA, Camp Robinson, Caney Creek, Casey Jones, Cherokee, Cut-Off Creek, Dale Bumpers White River NWR, Dardanelle, DeGray Lake, Departee Creek, DeQueen Lake, Devil's Knob Natural Area, Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D'Arc, Ed Gordon Point Remove, Felsenthal NWR, Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area, Ft. Chaffee, Galla Creek, Gene Rush, Greers Ferry Lake, Gum Flats, Harold E. Alexander Spring River, Henry Gray Hurricane Lake, Hope Upland, Howard County, J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, Jamestown Independence County, Jim Kress, Jones Point, Lafayette County, Lake Greeson, Lee Creek, Little Bayou, Little River, Loafer's Glory, Mcllroy Madison County, Moro Big Pine Natural Area, Mt. Magazine, Muddy Creek, Nimrod Lloyd Millwood, Norfork Lake, Overflow NWR, Ozan, Ozark Lake, Ozark National Forest WMA, Petit Jean River, Piney Creeks, Poison Springs, Pond Creek NWR, Provo, Rainey, Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain, Seven Devils, Shirey Bay Rainey Brake, Spring Bank, St. Francis National Forest, St. Francis Sunken Lands, Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms, Sulphur River, Sylamore, Trusten Holder, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA, Wapanocca NWR, Wedington, White Rock and Winona WMAs. Hunters must comply with all hunting license and permit requirements.

PENALTY: Class 3

Class 4-Violation of C above

AGFC Code 20.24 - Becomes effective on July 1. 2019

20.24 FERAL HOG RESTRICTIONS ON WMAs

It is unlawful to:

(A) Hunt feral hogs on WMAs.

(B) Hunt feral hogs on WMAs by the use of dogs or trapping.

(C) Possess or release live hogs on WMAs. EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Feral hogs may only be taken by hunters who are hunting bear, deer or elk during a firearm season for these big game species with weapons legal for bear, deer or elk firearms season on the following WMAs: Bearcat Hollow, Beaver Lake, Big Timber, Blue Mountain, Buffalo National River, Camp Robinson, Caney Creek, Casey Jones, Cherokee, Dardanelle, DeGray Lake, DeQueen Lake, Ft. Chaffee, Greers Ferry Lake, Gum Flats, Howard County, J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, Jim Kress, Jones Point, Lafayette County, Lake Greeson, Lee Creek, Moro Big Pine Natural Area, Mt. Magazine, Muddy Creek, Nimrod Lloyd Millwood, Norfork Lake, Ozark National Forest WMA, Ozark Lake, Piney Creeks, Poison Springs, Provo, St. Francis National Forest, Sylamore, U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WD A, Wedington, White Rock and Winona WMAs. Hunters must comply with all hunting license and permit requirements.

PENALTY: Class 3

Class 4-Violation of C above

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: Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois d'Arc Lake, Horseshoe Bend Pool of the Strawberry River in Izard County. All black bass and 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:

Lake Terre Noire and Lake Sylvia, and Lower White Oak Lake -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), and Gurdon Lake (Clark County).

(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 Greeson, 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 from Bull Shoals Dam to Highway 58 Bridge (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 - daily limit of five (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches). White River from Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access (Beaver Tailwater) -protected slot limit of 13-16 inches, daily limit of five (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches). Little Missouri River (Narrows Tailwater) - from Narrows Dam to Arkansas Highway 27 Bridge - all brown trout must be released immediately.

(B) Cutthroat trout:

White River (Bull Shoals 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. Little Red River (Greers Ferry Tailwater) from Greers Ferry Dam to Arkansas Highway 305 Bridge - daily limit of five (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches). White River (Beaver Tailwater) from Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access - protected slot limit of 13-16 inches (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches).

(C) Brook trout:

White River (Bull Shoals 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. Little Red River (Greers Ferry Tailwater) from Greers Ferry Dam to Arkansas Highway 305 Bridge - daily limit of five (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches). White River (Beaver Tailwater) from Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access - protected slot limit of 13-16 inches (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches). (D) Rainbow trout:

Lake Atalanta (Benton County) - daily limit five. Little Red River (Greers Ferry Tailwater) from Greers Ferry Dam to Arkansas Highway 305 Bridge - daily limit of five (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches). White River (Beaver Tailwater) from Beaver Dam to boundary signs at Houseman Access - protected slot limit of 13-16 inches (only one of trout daily limit may be longer than 16 inches).

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 less than 21 inches on Mallard Lake. Daily limit one.

(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.

(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. and Harris Brake Lake.

(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.

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, hooking point.

(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 or flies shall be used. All hooking points must be barbless. 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 Catch-and-Release 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) 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) Cow Shoals Catch-and-Release Area - 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 per pole_shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited.

(3) Chumming is prohibited.

(4) Closed to night fishing (No fishing one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise)

(c) Mossy Shoals Catch-and-Release Area - from the head of Dunham Shoals downstream to the end of Mossy Shoals, 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) 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 per pole 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, fishing is limited to youths under age 16, anglers with a fishing license and a trout permit who are accompanying a youth under age 16 in the act of fishing, and mobility impaired anglers.

(8) Mobility impaired anglers shall fish from the mobility impaired access piers only.

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

(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) 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 per pole 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 per pole 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 per pole 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.

27.05 TROUT RETENTION RESTRICTED

It is unlawful to release a rainbow trout after it has been placed on a stringer, within a fish basket, live well, ice chest or retained by any other device. On the Greers Ferry Tailwater, it is unlawful to release any trout after it has been placed on a stringer, within a fish basket, live well, ice chest or retained by any other device.

EXCEPTION:

Rainbow trout longer than 16 inches may be temporarily retained (for no more than 30 minutes) in a live well for measurement, weighing and photographing before release on Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters. PENALTY: Class 1

(11/28/2016)

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