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Regulations for Arkansas Lakes

Apple (Dagmar WMA - Monroe County) Closed to access for 30 days prior to and during the regular waterfowl season. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Ashbaugh (Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA - Greene County) Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit is four largemouth bass, only one of which may exceed 21 inches. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Atalanta (Benton County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or poleonly.

Atkins (Pope County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Austelle (Cross County) Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit is four largemouth bass, only one of which may exceed 21 inches. Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Bailey (Conway County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Barnett (White County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Bear Creek (Lee County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water.

Beaver (Benton, Carroll, Washington Counties) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Spotted bass must be at least 12-inches long to keep. Small-mouth bass must be at least 15-inches long to keep. Crappie, black and white, combined daily limit is 15. Any crappie shorter than 10 inches must be returned to the water. Striped and hybrid bass combined daily limit is three. No limit on white bass for Beaver Lake and its tributaries including Lake Sequoyah. Legal to take game fish (except black basses) with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Beaver Tailwaters - see White River, Flowing Waters,

Bennett (Faulkner County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Bentonville (Benton County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Big Lake (NWR) (Mississippi County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep.

Blue Mountain (Logan, Yell Counties) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Crappie must be nine inches or longer to keep. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Blytheville City Parks Lakes (Mississippi County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Bob Kidd (Washington County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Bois d’Arc (Bois d’Arc WMA - Hempstead County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Brewer (Conway County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16- inches long must be returned to the water.

Bull Shoals (Marion, Baxter, Boone Counties) Brown trout limit is six with no length limit. Crappie, black and white, combined daily limit is 15. Any crappie shorter than 10 inches must be returned to the water. Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Striped and hybrid bass combined daily limit is three. Spotted bass must be at least 12-inches long to keep. Small-mouth bass must be at least 15-inches long to keep. Walleye must be at least 18-inches long to keep. Walleye daily limit is four. No fishing in the Pot Shoals net pen area. Legal to take game fish (except black basses) with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Bull Shoals tailwaters - see White River, Flowing Waters.

Burnt Cane (St. Francis County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Caddo Pond (Montgomery County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep.

Calion (Union County) Open to skiing and jet skis. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Cambadelle (Crawford County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Camp Ferncliff (Pulaski County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Cane Creek (Lincoln County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Cargile (Ed Gordon/Pt. Remove WMA - Conway County) Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit is four largemouth bass, only one of which may exceed 21 inches. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations. Catherine (Hot Spring, Garland Counties) Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Cave City Lakes (Sharp County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Charles (Lawrence County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Chicot (Chicot County) Any crappie shorter than 10 inches must be returned to the water. Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Open to skiing and jet skis. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Clearfork (Garland County) Catfish daily limit is 5

Clubhouse (Petit Jean WMA -Yell County) Catfish daily limit is five. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Columbia (Columbia County) Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit is four largemouth bass, only one of which may exceed 21 inches. Pregnant women, women who may get pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under the age of seven should not eat flathead catfish, pickerel, gar, bowfin, largemouth bass (over 21-inches long) or other species of bass because of mercury contamination. Others should not eat flathead catfish, gar, bowfin, pickerel or bass and should not eat more than two meals per month of largemouth bass over 21-inches long. Largemouth bass shorter than 16 inches and other species of fish can be eaten without restriction. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Conway (Faulkner County) Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Cove Creek Lake (Perry County) Pregnant women, women who may get pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under the age of seven should not eat large-mouth bass longer than 12 inches because of mercury contamination. Others should not eat largemouth bass longer than 16 inches or more than two meals per month of largemouth bass 12-inches to 16-inches long. Other fish may be eaten without restriction.

Cow Bayou (Lee County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Cox Creek (Grant County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Cox Cypress (Bayou Meto WMA- Arkansas County) Boat motors larger than 25 horsepower are not allowed. No boat motors are allowed on the area from 1 P.M. until 4 A.M. during waterfowl season, except they may be used all day during the last three days of the last waterfowl season. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Craighead Forest (Craighead County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Carol Cross (Sebastian County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Crowley’s Ridge (Greene County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Crystal (Benton County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Dagmar (Dagmar WMA - Monroe County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Dardanelle (Arkansas River impoundment - Pope, Johnson, Yell Counties) Large-mouth bass must be at least 15-inches long to keep. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

DeGray (Clark, Hot Spring Counties) Smallmouth bass daily limit is two and must be at least 12-inches long to keep. Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

DeGray Lake Visitors: An unexplained die-off of bald eagles has occurred in recent years. We need your help! Please report sick, dead or injured eagles, coots, ducks, fish or other wildlife. IDENTIFY THE LOCATION CAREFULLY BUT DON’T TOUCH THE ANIMAL, then go to DeGray State Park Marina or Iron Mountain Marina IMMEDIATELY. Marina staff will be able to assist you in reporting the sighting to the proper authorities.

DeQueen (Sevier County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 18-inches long must be returned to the water. Legal to spearfish in season - see Fishing Methods.

Des Arc (Prairie County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Devil’s Den (Washington County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Dierks (Howard, Sevier Counties) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. Legal to spearfish in season - see Fishing Methods.

Dry Fork Lake (Perry County) Pregnant women, women who may get pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under the age of seven should not eat large-mouth bass longer than 16 inches because of mercury contamination. Others should not eat more than two meals per month of largemouth bass longer than 16 inches. Other fish may be eaten without restriction.

Dunn (Cross County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Dupree (Pulaski County) Do not eat fish (dioxin contamination).

Elmdale (Washington County) Largemouth bass must be immediately released unharmed to the water after being caught. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Enterprise (Ashley County) Ski zone open to skiing and jet skis. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Erling (Lafayette County) Ten channel catfish may be taken in addition to the daily limit. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

First Old River Lake (Miller County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply, (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Frierson (Greene County) Black basses (largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) must be 12 inches or greater to keep. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Georgia Pacific (Ashley County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep.

Gillham (Howard, Polk Counties): Legal to spearfish in season - see Fishing Methods.

Grampus (Ashley County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Grand (Chicot County) No limit on catfish. Open to skiing and jet skis. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Grandview Prairie WMA Lakes 1 and 2 (Hempstead County) Open to fishing with rod or pole only. Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit may include either one large-mouth bass longer than 21 inches and one largemouth bass shorter than 16 inches or two largemouth bass shorter than 16 inches. Daily limit of all other fish is one-half the usual daily limit (refer to Fishing Limits).

Gray’s (Cleveland County) Pregnant women, women who may get pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under the age of seven should not eat fish from this lake because of mercury contamination. Others should limit their consumption of bass, pickerel, catfish, crappie, gar or bowfin to two meals per month but may eat other fish without restriction.

Greenlee (Monroe County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Greers Ferry (Cleburne, Van Buren Counties) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Walleye must be at least 18-inches long to keep. Walleye daily limit is four. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Greers Ferry Tailwaters - see Little Red River, Flowing Waters.

Greeson (Pike County) Smallmouth bass daily limit is two and must be at least 12-inches long to keep. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Gulf Mountain ponds (Gulf Mountain WMA -Van Buren County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Gunner Pool (Stone County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Gurdon (Clark County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Halowell (Bayou Meto WMA - Arkansas County) Boat motors larger than 25 horse-power are not allowed. No boat motors are allowed on the area from 1 P.M. until 4 A.M. during waterfowl season, except they may be used all day during the last three days of the last waterfowl season. Closed to access from 30 days prior to the opening of waterfowl season until February 15. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Hamilton (Garland County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Harris Brake (Harris Brake WMA - Perry County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Hayden Bend Pond (Stone County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Hickson (Dagmar WMA - Monroe County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Hidden (Carroll County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Hindsville (Madison County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Hinkle (Scott County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. Saugeye must be 18 inches or longer to keep. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Hogue (Earl Buss/Bayou DeView WMA - Poinsett County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations. Upper Lake Hogue is open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Horsehead (Johnson County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Horseshoe (Crittenden County) Crappie, black and white, combined daily limit is 50.

Hubble (Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA - Clay County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

June (Lafayette County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Keeland (Petit Jean WMA - Yell County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Kingfisher (Petit Jean WMA - Yell County) Catfish daily limit is five. Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Lee Creek Reservoir (Crawford County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water.

Little Rock City Park Lakes (Pulaski County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Lou Emma (Crawford County) Black basses (largemouth, spotted and smallmouth combined) daily limit is five. Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Mallard (Big Lake WMA - Mississippi County) Any largemouth bass caught must be immediately released unharmed to the water. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Maumelle (Pulaski County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Striped and hybrid bass combined daily limit is three. Boats must be at least 12-feet long. As a municipal water supply, Lake Maumelle has many special regulations, call 501-868-4391 for information.

Mellwood (Phillips County) Water-skiing is not allowed north of the Mellwood Old River Ski Club Landing.

Mercer Bayou (Sulphur River WMA - Miller County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Millwood (Little River, Howard, Sevier, Hempstead Counties) Largemouth bass limit is three. Any largemouth bass shorter than 16 inches must be returned to the water. Ten channel catfish may be taken in addition to the daily limit. Legal to take game fish (except black basses) with spearguns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Mirror (Blanchard Springs) (Stone County) Open to fishing with rod or pole only. Trout daily limit is three. You may use no more than two fishing rods and must attend them at all times.

Monticello (Drew County) Any crappie shorter than 10 inches and any large-mouth bass must be immediately released unharmed to the water.

Moss Creek Pond (Yell County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep.

Newark City Lake (Independence County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Nimrod (Yell County) Any crappie shorter than 10 inches must be returned to the water. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods. Do not eat more than two meals per month of largemouth bass longer than 16 inches because of mercury contamination. Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under age seven should not eat largemouth bass longer than 16 inches. Other fish may be eaten without restriction.

Jack Nolen (Sebastian County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Norfork (Baxter County) Crappie, black and white, combined daily limit is 15. Any crappie shorter than 10 inches must be returned to the water. Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Spotted bass must be at least 12-inches long to keep. Smallmouth bass must be at least 15-inches long to keep. Striped and hybrid bass combined daily limit is three. Walleye must be at least 18-inches long to keep. Walleye daily limit is four. Legal to take game fish (except black basses) with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

North Little Rock City Park Lakes (Pulaski County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Old Davidsonville (Randolph County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Ouachita (Montgomery, Garland Counties) Black basses (largemouth, spotted and smallmouth combined) daily limit is six. Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. Striped bass daily limit is three. All smallmouth bass caught on Lake Ouachita upstream to the River Bluff access area must be immediately released unharmed to the water. No fishing in the Collins net pen area. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Overcup (Conway County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Ozark (Arkansas River impoundment - Franklin County) Largemouth bass must be at least 15-inches long to keep. Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season - see page 50.

Paradise (Pulaski County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Pickthorne/Sproles (Holland Bottoms WMA - Lonoke County) Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit is two largemouth bass, only one of which may exceed 21 inches. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Poinsett (Poinsett County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Pullen Pond (Petit Jean WMA - Yell County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Reynolds Park (Greene County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Sequoyah (Washington County) No daily limit on white bass for Beaver Lake and its tributaries including Lake Sequoyah.

Shady Lake (Polk County) Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Shepherd Springs (Crawford County) Do not eat black basses (largemouth, spotted or smallmouth basses) longer than 20 inches and no more than two meals per month of black basses, 16-inches to 20-inches long because of mercury contamination. Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under age seven should not eat black basses longer than 16 inches. Other fish may be eaten without restriction.

Shirey Bay (Shirey Bay / Rainey Brake WMA - Lawrence County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Spring (Yell County) Catfish daily limit is five.

Spring River Lake (Fulton County) Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Sugarloaf (Sebastian County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

SWEPCO (Benton County) Largemouth bass must be released immediately to the water.

Sylvia (Perry County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only. Pregnant women, women who may get pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under the age of seven should not eat largemouth bass longer than 16 inches because of mercury contamination. Others should not eat more than two meals per month of largemouth bass longer than 16 inches. Other fish may be eaten without restriction.

Table Rock (Carroll, Boone Counties) Largemouth and spotted bass must be at least 12-inches long to keep. Smallmouth bass must be at least 15-inches long to keep. Crappie, black and white, combined daily limit is 15. Any crappie shorter than 10 inches must be returned to the water. Walleye must be at least 18-inches long to keep. Walleye daily limit is four. Paddlefish daily limit is two. Legal to take game fish (except black basses) with spear guns during season - see Fishing Methods.

Tom’s (White County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Tri-County (Calhoun County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Truman Baker (Scott County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Twin Lakes A and B (Pulaski County) Catfish daily limit is five.

U.S. Forest Service (where posted) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Village Creek State Park Lakes (Cross, St. Francis Counties) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

Wallace (Drew, Chicot Counties) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Webb (Wattensaw WMA - Prairie County) See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for Wildlife Management Area regulations.

West Memphis City Park ( Crittenden County) Catfish daily limit is five. Open to fishing with rod or pole only.

White Oak, Lower ( Ouachita County) Any largemouth bass caught from 16-inches to 21-inches long must be returned to the water. Daily limit is four largemouth bass, only one of which may exceed 21 inches. Snagging is prohibited below the dam separating Upper and Lower White Oak lakes. See AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses for AGFC lake and access area regulations.

White Oak, Upper (Ouachita County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses). Snagging is prohibited below the dam separating Upper and Lower White Oak lakes.

Wilhelmina (Polk County) Any largemouth bass caught from 13-inches to 16-inches long must be returned to the water. No fishing in the fish cage area. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Wilson Brake (Ashley County) On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply (AG&FC Lands, Lakes and Accesses).

Winona (Saline County) Do not eat more than two meals per month of black basses (largemouth, spotted or smallmouth basses) longer than 16 inches because of mercury contamination. Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, breast-feeding women, and children under age seven should not eat black basses longer than 16 inches. Other fish may be eaten without restriction.