Beaver Lake

Regulations

Posted by Phil Lilley on November 26th, 2011
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For Technique-Specific Fishing Regulations see Arkansas Fish and Game’s Site.


Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass —  15-inch length limit.
Spotted bass – 12-inch length limit.

Limit – 6 daily, 12 possession on any combination of bass- largemouth, smallmouth and spotted.


White bass - no limit.

Striped, hybrid bass- 3 daily, 12 possession.  Striped Bass must be 20 inches or more to keep.


Rock bass (goggleye) – no length limit, 10 daily, 20 possession.


Crappie, white or black – 10-inch length limit, 15 daily, 30 possession.


Bluegill – 50 Daily limit.


Catfish – 10 daily limit, 20 possession.  Channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish, combined. No daily limit on bullhead catfish

Walleye – 18 inch minimum length, 4 daily, 8 possession.


 

Legal to take game fish (except largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass) with spear guns during season.

Handicapped-accessible fishing piers are available at Hickory Creek and Prairie Creek.

Game fish may be snagged from the bank below Beaver Dam, from the Corps of Engineers “No fishing beyond this point” sign, downstream to the first Corps of Engineers boat ramp on the left descending bank from April 15-June 15.

Buy a Arkansas Fishing License ONLINE

Fishing Licenses

Residents – those fishing of the ages of 16 and older and 65 are required to have on their person a valid Arkansas fishing license. Those 65 and older do not need a fishing license.

Proof of residency - Valid Arkansas Drivers License.

Non-residents – those fishing of the ages of 16 and older are required to have on their person a valid Arkansas fishing license.

Cost of Fishing License
Resident – $10.50 annual (from the time of purchase)
Border Permit – $10
Resident 3-day – $6.50
Non-resident – $40 annual (from the time of purchase)
Non-resident 3-day – $11.00
Non-resident 7-day – $17.00
Non-resident – $22.00

Report Game Violations by calling Ark Fish & Game’s hotline.

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