|Area Specific Regulations||From 100 yards below Greers Ferry Dam to the Highway 305 bridge: |
- Trout permit required to fish.
- Anglers may use no more than one fishing rod or pole and must attend it at all times. No other devices may be used to catch fish.
- Only a single hooking point per pole may be used for bait fishing.
- Trout from 16 to 24 inches must be released immediately and may not be in possession in this area. Only one trout exceeding 24 inches may be kept.
- Greers Ferry Tailwater Special Regulation Areas - In the following areas, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used (natural or scented baits are not allowed). Chumming is not allowed. The same slot limit harvest restrictions for Greers Ferry Tailwater apply in these areas unless otherwise noted.
- JFK Special Regulation Area
100 yards below Greers Ferry Dam downstream to approximately 0.5 miles downstream to the last Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery effluent outfall in John F. Kennedy Park, as indicated by signs.
- Mossy Shoals Special Regulation Area
Upstream end of Dunham Shoals to downstream end of Mossy Shoals, as indicated by signs.
- Cow Shoals Seasonal Catch-and-Release Area
Oct. 1-Dec. 31. Head of Cow Shoals to mouth of Canoe Creek, as indicated by signs. Only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point shall be used. Natural or scented baits are prohibited. All trout must be released immediately. Closed to night fishing (one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise).
Johnson Hole (South Fork):
- Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, women who are breast-feeding, and children under the age of seven should not eat largemouth bass 16 inches or longer because of mercury contamination. Others should not eat largemouth bass 16 inches or longer. Other fish may be eaten without restriction. For more information on mercury contamination, see Page 47.