Current River

Restrictions

The use of porous-soled waders is prohibited.
While on any waters with length limits, all trout you possess must be kept with head, tail, and skin intact.

Mainstem and its tributaries:  Walleye and sauger—18” minimum length limit

From Cedar Grove to the Arkansas line:  Nongame fish—The daily limit may include no more than 5 hogsuckers.

River and its tributaries from lower boundary of Montauk State Park to Cedar Grove Bridge - 9 miles:  Blue Ribbon Trout Area

Downstream from Cedar Grove Bridge crossing - 7.7 miles: White Ribbon Trout Area

Downstream from Cedar Grove Bridge crossing - 7.7 miles:  White Ribbon Trout Area

 

Counties

Dent
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Shannon
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Texas
Blue Fish

Blue Ribbon Trout Area

Excellent trout habitat and smaller streams that support naturally reproducing rainbow trout.

Harvest is limited to maintain the maximum density of adult trout, create excellent catch-and-release fishing, and provide the occasional chance to harvest a trophy. These areas on the Current and North Fork of the White rivers are stocked with brown trout, and the Eleven Point River is stocked with rainbows.

White Fish

White Ribbon Trout Area

Coldwater streams capable of supporting trout populations year-round. All receive periodic stockings of rainbow trout, and some also receive brown trout. They provide great opportunities for catching and harvesting trout and the occasional chance to harvest a large trout.

Blue Ribbon Trout Area Restrictions:

Length Limit: At least 18"
Daily Limit: 1
Authorized Lures: Artificial lures and flies

Only flies and artificial lures may be used, and soft plastic baits and natural and scented baits are prohibited when fishing for any species.
Gigging, bowfishing and using an atlatl are prohibited, and fish taken by these methods may not be possessed on these waters or their banks.

White Ribbon Trout Area Restrictions:

Length Limit: Rainbows -- none; Browns -- at least 15"
Daily Limit: 4
Authorized Lures: All

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.