Thank God No. That requirement was triggered a couple of years ago when the private boat quota was exceeded during the first good runoff season after the droughts. Fortunately the outfitters gave up some of their quota for expanded operations on the Numbers and the Ark remains permit-free for private boaters.
Have a good time,
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse