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Water BodyNorfork
District Information
OwnershipU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Area Specific Regulations
  • Crappie, black and white, combined daily limit is 15.
  • Crappie must be 10 inches or longer to keep.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep.
  • Spotted bass must be at least 12 inches long to keep.
  • Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass combined daily limit is six.
  • Smallmouth bass daily limit is six.
  • Striped bass must be 20 inches or longer 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 largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass) with spear guns during season. 
  • You may not use live wild-caught baitfish on Norfork Lake unless said bait was caught on Norfork Lake (including the watershed above the lake) or purchased from an Arkansas licensed dealer.
  • The White River Border Lakes License entitles the holder to fish in the Missouri portion of Norfork Lake without buying a Missouri nonresident license. 
  • Handicapped-accessible fishing pier available at the Cranfield Recreation Area.