DAILY LIMIT

Many lakes, rivers and streams have unique length limits and daily creel limits for certain species. If the body of water you’re looking for does not have a special limit listed in the Where to Fish section of this website, please use the following table for daily creel limits.

SpeciesLimitAdditional Information
LimitAmountDefinition
Alligator Gar1/dayOnly one alligator gar greater than 36 inches may be taken per year with an Alligator Gar Tag. Alligator Gar may not be taken from noon, May 1-noon, July 1, statewide. An Alligator Gar Permit is required to take alligator gar less than 36 inches, which is available at regional offices.
Black Bass10/dayLargemouth, spotted, smallmouth combined. 
Smallmouth Bass4/dayLength limit in Ozark zone is 12 inches long; otherwise, length limit is 10 inches long. See Map of Ozark Zone.
Rock Bass10/dayRock bass, Ozark bass and shadow bass, combined
Bream50/dayBluegill, redear, longear, warmouth and other sunfishes combined. No daily limit on bream shorter than 4 inches.
Catfish10/dayChannel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish, combined. No daily limit on bullhead catfish.
Crappie30/dayBlack crappie and white crappie, combined.
Paddlefish2/day
Pickerel6/day
Sauger6/day
Saugeye6/day
Shovelnose SturgeonNo limitLength limit is 21 inches or longer; harvest restricted between the main levees of the Mississippi River.
Striped Bass6/dayHybrid stripers and striped bass combined.
Trout5/dayRainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and brook trout, combined. The limit may include any combination of the following: 5 rainbow trout, two cutthroat trout, two brown trout, two brook trout. Trout may not be released or culled once placed in a livewell, stringer or creel basket, statewide.
Walleye6/day
White Bass25/day
Yellow BassNo limit
Daily LimitThe total limit of a certain fish species that may be taken in one day.
Possession LimitDouble Daily LimitThe maximum number of a certain fish species allowed in a person’s possession at any time, whether on their person or stored in another location. Fish that have been processed and are stored at a person’s legal residence do not count toward their possession limit.
Snagging LimitHalf Daily Limit
Spearfishing LimitHalf Daily Limit

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All Information Gathered From Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: