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LAKE HOWARD RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY, INC.

LAKE HOWARD FISHING REGULATIONS

REVISED MARCH 27, 2008

 

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LAKE HOWARD

(256) 249-2519

or call

City Hall (256) 401-2400

 

 

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:  Tuesday – Sunday.  Gate will be unlocked at sunrise and locked ˝ hour after sunset each day.  Lake will be closed each Monday, the last week in December, and the first week in January of each year.   NOTEFishing in lake may be suspended at any time at the direction of the Lake Howard Recreational Authority, Inc.

  1. The following restrictions and regulations are strictly enforced on the Lake and/or surrounding property:

    - NO SWIMMING OR SKIING
    - NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
    - NO HUNTING OR FIREARMS
    - NO PARKING IN BOAT RAMP AREA
    - NO SEADOOS
    - NO ATVs ALLOWED ON LAKE PROPERTY
     

  2. Trash containers are provided at ramp areas. All cans, bottles, paper, and other trash are to be deposited in these containers.

  3. Special Events must have written approval from Lake Howard Recreational Authority, Inc.

  4. Group reservations and deposits are required for Pavilion rent. Rental fee is $25.00 for large pavilion and $10.00 for small pavilions.

  5. Boat Launch Fee - $2.00. NOTE: The Lake is posted “NO WAKE SPEED ONLY” for all boats. (State Conservation Officer exempt.)

  6. Boat storage fee of $200.00 annually for large boats; $100.00 annually for small boats.

  7. No boat trailers or other carriers may be stored on property except when owner or user is fishing or otherwise using Lake Howard facilities.

FISHING REGULATIONS

  1. No fishing will be allowed before sunrise or thirty minutes after sunset.

  2. Fishing by PERMIT ONLY. There are two types of permits:

    ANNUAL PERMITS
    :
    - Blue Card
    - Valid Date of Purchase for one year
    - Cost $25.00 per permit
    - Each person must have their own permit
    - Senior Citizens (65 and over) may receive a free annual
      permit
    - Employees of the City of Sylacauga (full-time) may receive
      a free annual permit.
    - Annual Permit includes Free Boat Launch

    DAILY PERMITS:
    - Comes with the envelope
    - Valid for one day only
    - Purchased from staff member or use drop box (Honor
      System)
    - Cost is $2.00 per person per day
    - Each person must have their own permit
    - Daily permits do not include boat launch fee
    - No Senior Citizen discount on daily permits

    NOTE: Children under 12 years of age can fish without a permit but they must be accompanied by a PERMITTED ADULT.

  3. Fishing permits must be presented to the State Conservation Officer or Lake Howard Recreational Authority, Inc. representative.

  4. Fish limits and safety regulations established by the State will be vigorously enforced.

  5. A Fishing Committee will be patrolling the Lake daily to assure regulations are not violated.

  6. The failure to comply with the above rules will result in the revocation of fishing permit, and /or property use privileges.
     

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