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Bait traps are legal for bait fish up to 4 inches. Most all other types of traps require a collection permit that are given to biologists for research purposes. Unless you're talking about a hoop net then you're only allowed to use a small fiddler net or get a commercial license for bigger nets.

What type of trap are you wanting to use? What kind of fish are you wanting to catch?
 

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Bait traps are legal for bait fish up to 4 inches. Most all other types of traps require a collection permit that are given to biologists for research purposes. Unless you're talking about a hoop net then you're only allowed to use a small fiddler net or get a commercial license for bigger nets.

What type of trap are you wanting to use? What kind of fish are you wanting to catch?
Arkansas River. Catfish. Homemade pvc pipe trap
 

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If you're a commercial fisherman there's tons of regs that you would probably already know about. For recreational fisherman it's not as regulated it just has to be small. Like small in volume. The little hoop nets I have are about 18" in diameter and about 6 foot long with 1 1/2" mesh and 6" throat.
 
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