Approved On: July 20, 2023
Effective On: July 21, 2023
- BLACK BASS: It is unlawful to possess black bass as follows:
- Largemouth bass less than 12 inches on Lake Frierson and Greers Ferry Lake.
- Spotted bass (Kentucky bass) less than 12 inches on Bull Shoals and Table Rock lakes.
- All black bass less than 12 inches in Horseshoe Bend Pool on the Strawberry River.
- Largemouth less than 13 inches on Norfork and Ouachita lakes.
- Largemouth bass 13-16 inches on lakes Barnett (White County), Brewer, Wilhelmina (Polk County), Bear Creek Lake, Bob Kidd, and Lee Creek.
- 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 U.S. Highway 82 (Ashley County); Locust Ridge Pond – located at Locust Ridge on U.S. Highway 82 (Union County); Eagle Lake Pond– located north of Eagle Lake on Bradley County 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 4 ponds in their possession.
- Largemouth bass less than 14 inches on the Arkansas River and its tributaries.
- Smallmouth bass less than 15 inches on Beaver, Bull Shoals, and Table Rock lakes.
- Largemouth bass less than 15 inches on Beaver Lake, Blue Mountain, Bull Shoals, Georgia Pacific, Kingfisher, and Table Rock lakes; 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); and Moss Creek Pond.
- Black bass greater than 16 inches in Lake Winona.
- Largemouth bass 16-21 inches on Lake Atkins. Daily limit 10 (only 1 of which may be longer than 21 inches).
- Largemouth bass less than 16 inches on Lake June.
- Largemouth bass daily limit 10 (only 1 of which may be longer than 20 inches) on Lake Columbia, Lake Austell (Cross County), Lake Dunn (Cross County), and Lower White Oak Lake.
- Largemouth bass daily limit 10 (only 1of which may be longer than 18 inches) on Lake SWEPCO.
- Smallmouth bass less than 18 inches on the lower Little Missouri River from Narrows Dam to its mouth. Daily limit 1.
- Largemouth bass 14-17 inches on Mallard Lake. Daily limit 10, only 1 of which may be larger than 17 inches.
- CRAPPIE: It is unlawful to possess crappie as follows:
- 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 Erling (including Bodcau Creek downstream of Arkansas Highway 360 Bridge), Lake Overcup, Harris Brake Lake, Lake Dardanelle, and Lake Atkins.
- Less than 9 inches on Blue Mountain Lake.
- CATFISH (channel, blue and flathead): It is unlawful to possess flathead catfish less than 20 inches on the Ouachita River from Sandy Beach Access (Ouachita County) to Remmel Dam.
- STRIPED BASS: It is unlawful to possess striped bass less than 20 inches on Lake Norfork and Beaver Lake
- SHOVELNOSE STURGEON: It is unlawful to possess shovelnose sturgeon less than 21 inches. Shovelnose sturgeon may not be taken from the Mississippi River.
- WALLEYE: It is unlawful to possess walleye less than 14 inches on Greers Ferry Lake and its tributaries.
All fish measurements must follow procedures listed in the definition of "Length Limits" in Code 01.00-C.