Specific Fishing Regulations

Spur Pond

  • Trout permits are required if trout are kept.
  • Trout may be taken by pole and line using all types of lures and baits under statewide limits, except during the dates listed below.

Nov. 1 - Jan. 31: 

  • Catch and release only for trout
  • Flies, artificial lures and unscented soft plastic baits only

St. Francis River

Above Wappapello Dam, from the lake and its tributaries including the St. Francis River and its tributaries:

  • Walleye and sauger—18” minimum length limit.

Within 225 feet below Wappapello Dam:

  • No fishing is allowed.

From within 700 feet below the spillway walls of Wappapello Dam:

  • Trotlines, throwlines, limb lines, bowfishing, gigging and atlatls are prohibited.

Within that part of the river that forms a boundary between Arkansas and Missouri

  • Nongame fish may be taken by bow and possessed at any hour of the day in the flowing portions.

Stockton Lake

  • Black bass—15” minimum length limit
  • Crappie—10” minimum length limit; 15 fish daily limit

Stone Mill Spring

The use of porous-soled waders is prohibited

White Ribbon Trout Area

March 1 - Oct. 31

  • Rainbow Trout - no length limit
  • Brown Trout - 15" minimum length limit
  • Daily limit 4
  • All lures allowed

Nov. 1 - Feb. 28

  • Catch and release only; Daily limit 0
  • Only flies and artificial lures may be used, and soft plastic baits and natural and scented baits are prohibited when fishing for any species from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.

Table Rock Lake

Lakewide:

  • Black bass—15" minimum length limit
  • Catfish (channel, blue and flathead)—Daily limit of 10 fish, combined total of these species
  • Crappie—10" minimum length limit; 15 fish daily limit
  • Walleye and sauger—18" minimum length limit

On the lake and its tributaries:

  • Paddlefish—34" minimum body length, measured from eye to fork of tail

Tenmile Creek

From Highway B in Carter County to Cane Creek:

  • Smallmouth bass—15” minimum length limit. The daily limit of 6 black bass may include only 1 smallmouth bass.

Thomas Hill Lake

  • Black bass—15” minimum length limit
  • Crappie—15 fish daily limit
  • Hybrid striped bass—20” minimum length limit; daily limit of 4

Tilles Park Lake

  • Trout permits are required if trout are kept.
  • Trout may be taken by pole and line using all types of lures and baits under statewide limits, except during the dates listed below.

Nov. 1 - Jan. 31: 

  • Catch and release only for trout
  • Flies, artificial lures and unscented soft plastic baits only
  • Only 1 pole may be used.
  • Use of chum is prohibited.

Feb. 1 - Oct. 31: 

  • You must stop fishing for all species after having 4 trout in possession.

Truman Lake

Lakewide:

  • Black bass—15" minimum length limit
  • Crappie—9" minimum length limit; 15 fish daily limit 31
  • Nongame fish—Snagging, snaring and grabbing are allowed from March 15 through April 30 only.

On the lake and its tributaries:

  • Paddlefish—34" minimum body length, measured from eye to fork of tail
  • No person shall continue to snag, snare or grab for any species after taking a daily limit of 2 paddlefish.
  • Blue catfish—26" to 34" protected slot length limit; 10 fish daily and possession limit; the daily limit may not contain more than 2 blue catfish more than 34".

Vlasis Park Lake

  • Trout permits are required if trout are kept.
  • Trout may be taken by pole and line using all types of lures and baits under statewide limits, except during the dates listed below.

Year-round: 

You must stop fishing for all species after having 4 trout in possession 

Nov. 1 - Jan. 31: 

  • Only 1 pole may be used.
  • Use of chum is prohibited.