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Water BodyArkansas River
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Area Specific Regulations
Arkansas River (and connecting waters accessible by boat)
  • Game fish may be snagged only from the bank within 100 yards below a lock or dam or from a boat between 100 yards below all lock and dams and the downstream entrance point of a lock structure.
  • Trotlines may not be used from a lock and dam downstream to the nearest arrival point navigation marker.
  • Striped and hybrid bass combined daily limit is 10.
  • Ten channel catfish under 16 inches long may be taken in addition to the daily limit.
Arkansas River
Hogging and noodling season is June 1-Oct. 31.Arkansas River (including the Arkansas Post Canal from Lock No. 1 to the Arkansas River) including lakes, bays and tributary streams accessible by boat from the Oklahoma state line to Dam No. 2.

Arkansas River (including the Arkansas Post Canal from Lock No. 1 to the Arkansas River) including lakes, bays and tributary streams accessible by boat from the Oklahoma state line to Dam No. 2
Largemouth bass shorter than 14 inches must be released immediately. The regulated reaches do not include Big Bayou Meto upstream from Highway 11; Plum Bayou upstream from Highway 79; Little Maumelle River upstream from Pinnacle Mountain State Park; Maumelle River upstream from Lake Maumelle Dam; Fourche LaFave upstream from Highway 113; Palarm Creek upstream from I-40; Cadron Creek upstream from the weir; Point Remove Creek upstream from Highway 113; Petit Jean River upstream from Pontoon Boat Ramp at Highway 154; Illinois Bayou upstream from the Russellville Waterworks; Big Piney and Little Piney Creeks upstream from Highway 359; Horsehead Creek upstream from Interstate 40; Mulberry River upstream from I-40; Frog Bayou upstream from Highway 162; or Lee Creek upstream from Lee Creek Dam.

Gar Creek Landing (Franklin County)
Handicapped-accessible fishing pier is available. 

From the confluence of the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers upstream to the Yancopin Railroad Bridge
No limit on catfish. 

From 100 yards below Dardanelle Dam to Highway 7
Open to fishing with rod or pole only (scaled rough fish may be taken by bowfishing or gigging during open season).

From 100 yards below Dam No. 2 to the mouth of Morgan Cutoff
Open to fishing with rod or pole only (scaled rough fish may be taken by bowfishing or gigging during open season). 

From 100 yards below Dam No. 2 to the boat launching ramp immediately below the dam
Snagging game fish is legal while fishing from a boat. 

From 100 yards below any dam and within the outlet channels of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative at Barling and the Murray Hydroelectric Plant at North Little Rock
Fishing is limited to a single hand-held rod or pole and to taking scaled rough fish with bow and arrow. 

In the Arkansas and White River Navigational Canal between Dam No. 1 (Norrell Dam) and the lower guardwall of the dam
Vessels may not be operated except when the tailwater elevation exceeds 104 msl and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signs are covered.