LITTLE ROCK (AGFCF) – It's the walleye fishing time of the year for many Arkansas anglers, and they need to know the limits.
Walleye are found mostly in rivers but also in some lakes. Fishermen can keep six a day of any size with the exception of the five big lakes of the White River system.
These are Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry. Yes, Greers Ferry is an impoundment on the Little Red River, but it is part of the white River system.
On these lakes, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has reduced the daily limit to four walleye, and each fish must be 18 inches or longer to be kept.
In these White River lakes, the walleye can become large, all the way up to 22 pounds, 11 ounces, the Arkansas state record that came from Greers Ferry in 1982.
The reduced limit and length limit does not apply to another large lake, Ouachita, which has one of Arkansas's better walleye prospects, especially on its upper end this time of the year. The reduced limit also does not apply on the White River outside of the five large lakes.