RULE 002.00.73-003 - Code Book Regulations: 002.00.73-003

RULE 002.00.73-003. Code Book Regulations: 002.00.73-003

ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

AMENDMENT TO CODE BOOK REGULATION 55.04

55.04 MINNOW AND SHAD TACKLE RESTRICTIONS. Unlawful to use seines, nets, traps, dips or lifts for taking minnows or (shad for fish bait) from the public waters of this State without said tackle conforming to the following specifications and restrictions: Seines, traps, dips or lifts must be of 1/4 inch wire or mesh; EXCEPT SHAD TRAWL NETS WHICH MAY BE UP TO ONE (1) INCH SQUARE BAR MESH. Trap throats must be covered with one inch square mesh; maximum size of any square trap, dip or lift shall be six feet by six feet by three feet deep; maximum size of any circular trap shall be three feet by three feet; maximum size of any plastic or glass trap shall be less than one gallon; maximum size of any seine shall be twenty feet by four feet; maximum size of any throw net, casting net, or shad trawl net shall not exceed six feet in diameter; traps must be run at least once a day; no seine, dip, lift, throw nets, or shad trawl net shall be used at night (EXCEPT hand operated dip nets, lifts, or nets UP TO ONE (1) INCH SQUARE BAR MESH may be used to take legal bait for personal use only while in the act of sport fishing at night with artificial light); all fish except carp (minnow family), gar, grindle, shad or green sunfish (four inches and under in length) must be carefully and immediately returned to the waters where taken.

PENALTY: $25.00 to $250.00

ORDER AMENDMENT TO CODE BOOK REGULATION 140.00

140.00 WATERS CLOSED TO COMMERCIAL FISHING. No commercial fishing is permitted in the following counties or parts of counties: Baxter; Benton; Boone; Carroll; Clark, west of Highway 67 from Arkadelphia south to county line and west of Highway 7 from Arkadelphia north to county line; Cleburne; Conway, north of Interstate 40, except Cadron Creek and the part of the North Cadron Creek in Conway County, and Point Remove Creek up the East Fork to Highway 95 and the Kissire Bridge on the West Fork; Crawford, north of Interstate 40; Faulkner, north of Interstate 40 and Highway 64 except that part of the North Cadron Creek in Faulkner County below Highway 285, and the Cadron Creek in Faulkner County; Franklin, north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and east of Highway 23, and that part north of Interstate 40 and west of Highway 23; Fulton, west of Highway 63; Garland, west of Highway 7; Hempstead, north of Highway 24; Hot Spring, west of Highway 7; Howard, north of Highway 24; Independence, west of Highway 167; Izard; Johnson, north of the southern route of the Missouri Pacific Railroad; Logan, south of Highway 10, and those parts of Dardanelle Lake known as Shoal Creek Bay and Cane Creek Bay as marked by signs, and that part of Delaware Bay south of Highway 22; Madison; Marion; Montgomery; Nevada, north of Highway 24 and west of Highway 67; Newton; Perry, west of Highway 7; Pike; Polk; Pope, north of Interstate 40 and east of Highway 7, and north of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and west of Highway 7; Scott; Searcy; Sebastian, south of Highway 10; Sevier, north of Highway 24; Sharp, west of Highway 167 and Highway 62; Stone; Van Buren; Washington; White, north of Highway 64 and west of Highway 167; Yell, west of Highway 7 and south of Highway 10, and those parts of the Dardanelle Lake known as Dardanelle Bay marked by signs and Delaware Bay south of Highway 22. In addition no commercial fishing is permitted in any of the following waters: All waters upstream from 100 yards below Remmel Dam on the Ouachita River (this includes Lakes Catherine and Hamilton); Lake Erling; all lakes owned and/or operated by the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission, the U. S. Forest Service, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (excluding Grand Lake and all of Lake Chicot); Lakes Kate Adams, Big Jefferson and Minne Anderson; Horseshoe Lake in Crittenden County and Lake Wallace in Drew and Chicot Counties.

The preceding named waters shall remain closed to all commercial fishing until changed by Order of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. IF ANY of these waters are temporarily opened to commercial fishing they shall return to a closed condition at the end of the specified open period.

ORDER

It shall be unlawful to take or attempt to take in any manner, any fish from any waters of the State of Arkansas closed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and designated by signs. PENALTY: $25.00 - $250.00

(7/13/1973)

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