Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
On 2/12/07 several local fishing clubs (Rod & Reel Club, Walleye
Angler Group and Lake Norfork Striper Club) and the Norfork Lake Tourism of
Commerce joined forces with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) to
protect our lakes and rivers from harmful plants, animals and organisms
being transported into our local waterways.
"Protect Your Waters" www.protectyourwaters.net
is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-sponsored
public awareness campaign to stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species.
AGFC is a partner in this campaign and will provide publicity, presentations
and printed materials.
The local clubs and businesses are organizing boat wash and
decontamination sites around the area for tournaments, recreational
boaters and anglers. This voluntary program will make it easy for people to
clean and disinfect their equipment before and after using our waters. This
in turn will help eliminate the spread of harmful organisms and protect our
For more information or to join this effort contact:
Ken Shirley - AGFC, 870-425-7577
Shawn Egan - Norfork Lake Tourism, 870-467-5277
Red Van Scoyoc - Lake Norfork Striper Club, 870-492-4342
Ed Druml - Rod & Reel Club, 870-431-5358
The Norfork Lake
would like you to be aware of the following:
You may not use wild-caught
baitfish on Norfork Lake unless said bait was caught on Norfork Lake.
You can also use baitfish
purchased from an Arkansas licensed dealer in Norfork Lake.
Dispose of leftover bait
Dump minnows and other live
bait in their original water source or in a trash receptacle.
HELP US PROTECT YOUR LAKE!
The Norfork Lake Tourism works
diligently to keep your lake free of aquatic nuisances, invasive species,
and other destructive forces to keep Norfork Lake pristine for generations
Join us by reading and learning more from
the links below!
Disinfect Your Boat