North Fork of the White

Regulations

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 2nd, 2011
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Blue, Red & White Ribbon Special Trout Areas

8.6 miles Ozark County Upper outlet of Rainbow Springs to Patrick At least 18 inches

Daily Limit 1

Artificial lures and flies only
7.0 miles Ozark County The unimpounded portion of the river and its tributaries from Patrick Bridge to Norfork Lake At least 15 inches

Daily Limit 2

No bait restrictions
No White Ribbon Area on the North Fork of the White

Brown trout state-wide limit is 15 inches.

Bass, black (largemouth), smallmouth and spotted bass (kentuckies)- 15-inch length limit, 6 daily, 12 possession.

Statewide season on bass in rivers and streams is open from the 4th Saturday of May till the last day in February annually.

Rock bass (goggleye) – no length limit, 15 daily, 30 possession.

Crappie, white or black – no length limit, 15 daily, 30 possession.

Bluegill – no limit

Catfish – no length limit, 10 daily (only 5 can be flatheads in a daily limit), 20 possession.

Gigging, bowfishing and hand fishing are prohibited, and fish taken by these methods may not be possessed on these waters or their banks.

Trout Lure Definitions

Fly

an artificial lure constructed on a single point hook, using any material except soft plastic bait and natural and scented baits as defined below, that is tied, glued or otherwise permanently attached.

Artificial Lure

a lure constructed of any material excluding soft plastic bait and natural and scented bait as defined below.

Soft Plastic Bait

synthetic eggs, synthetic worms, synthetic grubs and soft plastic lures.

Natural and Scented Baits

a natural fish food such as bait fish, crayfish, frogs permitted as bait, grubs, insects, larvae, worms, salmon eggs, cheese, corn and other food substances not containing any ingredient to stupefy, injure or kill fish. This does not include flies or artificial lures. It does include dough bait, putty or paste-type bait, any substance designed to attract fish by taste or smell and any fly, lure or bait containing or used with such substances.

 

Fishing Licenses –

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

Proof of residency - Valid Missouri Drivers License.

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

For Missouri & Arkansas residents only – a special border permit can be purchased to allow fishing in both Missouri and Arkansas without purchasing an out-of-state license.

A Missouri TROUT STAMP is required for ANYONE who fishes the trophy or Blue Ribbon area on the Current River, regardless if the angler is keeping or releasing their catch. (New March 1, 2005)

Costs -

Resident – $12 annual
Non-resident – $42
Daily – $7
Trout Stamp – $7

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Missouri Wildlife Code

Report Violations – Poachers

In cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation, Operation Game Theft works to stop the illegal taking of fish and wildlife that includes trophy animals and rare and endangered species.

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