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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

It is unlawful to fish with any device other than rod or pole in:

  1. The following waters (listed by county):
    1. Arkansas County – DeWitt City Park Lake
    2. Benton County – Lake Atalanta and Lake Bentonville
    3. Carroll County – Hidden Lake
    4. Clark County – Big Timber Lake and Gurdon Lake
    5. Clay County – Lake Hubble
    6. Conway County – Lake Bailey and Lake Roosevelt in Petit Jean State Park
    7. Craighead County – Craighead Forest Lake
    8. Crawford County – Lake Cambadelle and Lake Lou Emma
    9. Crittenden County – West Memphis City Parks Lake and Marion City Park Lake
    10. Cross County – All lakes in Village Creek State Park
    11. Faulkner County – Lake Bennett
    12. Fulton County – Spring River and tributaries from 100 yards below Dam No. 1 to the mouth of Myatt Creek and in Spring River Lake
    13. Greene County – Crowley Ridge State Park Lake and Reynolds Park Lake
    14. Hempstead County –South Fork Lake and Lake Terre Noire
    15. Izard County (2 pole maximum limit) – Horseshoe Bend Pool on Strawberry River
    16. Lafayette County – Lake June
    17. Lonoke County – Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne, Ward City Park Lake, and all ponds on Cypress Bayou WMA
    18. Madison County – Hindsville Lake
    19. Monroe County –Donald Branch Fishing Pond
    20. Montgomery County – North Fork Lake
    21. Perry County – Lake Sylvia
    22. Poinsett County – Upper Lake Hogue
    23. Polk County – Shady Lake
    24. Prairie County – Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA ponds and lakes (except oxbow lakes)
    25. Randolph County – Old Davidsonville State Park Lake
    26. Scott County – Truman Baker Lake
    27. Sebastian County – Carol Cross Lake
    28. St. Francis County – All lakes in Village Creek State Park,Forrest City Park Lake, and all ponds on U of A Pine Tree Experimental Station WDA
    29. Stone County – Gunner Pool and Hayden Bend Pond
    30. Yell County – Lake Kingfisher
    31. Washington County – Devil’s Den State Park Lake and posted U.S. Forest Service ponds and lakes
    32. Woodruff County - all ponds on Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA
  2. Arkansas River from 100 yards below Dardanelle Dam to Arkansas Highway 7 bridge and 100 yards below Dam No. 2 to the mouth of Morgan Cut-Off; Fourche La Fave River from 100 yards below Nimrod Dam to Arkansas Highway 7 bridge.
  3. Waters listed in Code 26.25.


  1. Gigging or bowfishing for rough fish is permitted in compliance with Code 26.06, in waters listed in Section B above, and in other unrestricted state waters.
  2. Catching baitfish is allowed in compliance with Chapter 32.00.

PENALTY: Class 1

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