LITTLE ROCK, Ar (AGFC) - Each year in Arkansas, rules for fishing include some changes as managers adjust and fine-tune the resource, those fish so many Arkansas love to go after.
One change this year affects yo-yo and snagline fisherman. Now they can only use wood or cane poles poked into a lake bottom to anchor yo-yos and snaglines. What the new rule did not say was what is significant. It means you can't use metal poles for this purpose.
One other statewide rule change is the rule on how to measure a fish received the additional words "on its side." You measure a fish's length from the top of the nose to the tip of the tail with the tail's lobes pressed together. And you do it with the fish lying on its side, not upright.
The other new rules in condensed form: