Fish cover permits available

Published Jan. 13, 2020
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home Project Office is offering 50 fish cover permits on a first come, first served basis for Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes.

These permits will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 at the Mountain Home Project Office at 324 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

A fish cover permit allows an individual to cut up to eight cedar trees, two of which can be up to 10 inch diameter trees with the remaining trees being six inches or smaller in diameter at the stump, from designated areas of the shoreline.  

Individuals may pick up dead trees or branches along the shore and sink them into the lake for fish habitat as well.

 Many of the best fishing locations on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes are over brush piles that attract and hold various species of fish. 

 You can contact the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700, ext. 1433, if you have questions.

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Release no. 20-004