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

It is unlawful to use or possess fiddler-size hoop nets or slat-type fish traps in any waters of the state other than those specified below:

  1. Arkansas River, including all impoundments, from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Arkansas/Oklahoma state line.
  2. L'Anguille River from the mouth of the St. Francis River to the point of origin.
  3. Little River from its mouth to the Corps of Engineers boat ramp on the west side of Little River below Millwood Dam.
  4. All waters of the Mississippi River bounding Arkansas.
  5. Red River from the Louisiana state line to the Oklahoma state line.
  6. St. Francis River from the mouth at the Mississippi River to the Missouri state line in Clay County.
  7. Old Town Lake in Phillips County.
  8. White River from Interstate 40 bridge to its mouth: slat traps only may be used. Fiddler-size hoops are prohibited.
  9. All lakes, bays or other bodies of water, other than tributary streams, connected to waters specified, when accessible by boat from the main channel.
  10. Bay Ditch, (Cross, Poinsett, and Craighead counties) from its mouth upstream to U.S. Highway 63 in Craighead County.
  11. St. Francis Floodway Diversion Ditch from its mouth upstream to U.S. Highway 63 in Poinsett County.
  12. Cypress Bayou (Whiskey Chute) in Phillips County (slat traps only).
  13. Sulphur River from the mouth of the Red River to the Texas state line.
  14. Boeuf River from the mouth to the point of origin.

EXCEPTIONS:

  1. Fiddler-size hoop nets are prohibited in the Arkansas River from the Arkansas Highway 7 bridge in Yell County to the Arkansas/Oklahoma state lineand in Old Town Lake in Phillips County.
  2. Slat traps may be fished from noon September 30 - noon June 1 in Millwood Lake and year-round in Little River above Millwood Lake to the Oklahoma state line.

PENALTY: Class 2

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