RULE 002.00.17-011 - Baitfish Regulation Changes 2017

RULE 002.00.17-011. Baitfish Regulation Changes 2017

26.27 WILD-CAUGHT BAITFISH RESTRICTED

It is unlawful to use live wild-caught baitfish unless such baitfish was caught within the same waterbody being fished or from a tributary entering upstream of the waterbody. No baitfish may be moved upstream past a dam or barrier that prohibits the normal passage of fish.

Exception: Baitfish purchased from a licensed dealer selling only certified, farm-raised baitfish may be used.

PENALTY: Class 1

32.06 TAKING BAITFISH FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IN CERTAIN WATERS PROHIBITED

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take baitfish for commercial purposes in: The Caddo River and that portion of the Little Missouri River and its tributaries above Ozan Creek in Pike County; all waters north of U.S. Highway 70 in Howard County; and all waters in Benton, Carroll, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Lawrence, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Sebastian, Sevier and Washington counties.

Exception: Gizzard and Threadfin Shad may be taken for commercial use in these counties in compliance with Code 26.27.

PENALTY: Class 1

(9/29/2017)

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