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Applies to bowfishing in bodies of water produced by the temporary overflow of a river or ditch.
Daily limit: 20
Possession limit: 40, except on the Mississippi River which has a daily and possession limit of 100.
The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species taken by bow, crossbow, gig, atlatl, snagging, grabbing, snaring, or underwater spear.
On the Current River from Cedar Grove downstream to the Arkansas line, only 5 hogsuckers may be included in a daily limit.
Goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any number and do not count in the daily or possession limit.
Bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp that jump from the water into a boat or onto land may also be taken and possessed in any number.
Bowfin must remain whole and intact while on state waters or adjacent banks.
Limits vary by species, season, and fishing area.
Limits are set for each species and hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.
Bigmouth, Black, Smallmouth
Black, Brown, Yellow
Black, Bighead, Common, Grass, Silver
Highfin, River, Quillback
Alligator, Longnose, Shortnose, Spotted
Northern Hog, Redhorse, White
Bluegill, Green, Longear, Redear
This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.
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