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Greers Ferry Lake Tailwater | Little Red River

Area Specific Regulations

Greers Ferry Lake Tailwater | From 100 yards below Greers Ferry Dam to the Highway 305 Bridge:

  • No fishing within 100 yards of Greers Ferry Dam.
  • A trout permit is required to fish in this area.
  • Anglers may use no more than one fishing rod or pole at a time and must attend it at all times.
  • Multiple point hooks with barbs are allowed, unless fishing with bait or inside the Catch-and-Release Areas (see below).
  • Baitfishing only allowed with a single hooking point.
  • No other devices may be used to catch fish, except bait tackle to catch baitfish.
  • Daily limit of 5 trout; only one trout over 16 inches may be kept.

Greers Ferry Tailwater Catch-and-Release Areas | In the following areas:

  • All trout must be released immediately.
  • Only artificial lures or flies may be used (natural or scented baits are not allowed).
  • In JFK and Mossy Catch-and-Release Areas, multiple point barbless hooks may be used.
  • In Cow Shoals Catch-and-Release Area, only artificial lures with a single, barbless hooking point per pole shall be used.
  • Chumming is not allowed.
  • Catching bait with bait tackle is not allowed.
    • JFK Catch-and-Release 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.
    • Cow Shoals Catch-and-Release Area: Head of Cow Shoals to mouth of Canoe Creek, as indicated by signs. This area is closed to fishing from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.
    • Mossy Shoals Catch-and-Release Area: Upstream end of Dunham Shoals to downstream end of Mossy Shoals, as indicated by signs.

Little Red River, Greers Ferry Lake tributaries

  • Walleye from 20 inches to 28 inches long must be released immediately.
  • Walleye daily limit is 6, only 1 of which may exceed 28 inches.
    • Johnson Hole (South Fork): Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, women who are breast-feeding, and children under the age of 7 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, contact the Arkansas Department of Health, 501-661-2893.
Area Type

Flowing Water


Greers Ferry Tailwater

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