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Family and Community Fishing Program
Family and Community Fishing Program

The Family and Community Fisheries Program enhances and creates destinations in urban areas, so excellent fishing is available within a stone’s throw of all Arkansans. We hold fishing events, beginner fishing clinics and tagged fish contests at selected cities throughout the year.

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Catfish Stocking
April, May, June, September and October
Thousands of pounds of 13- to 15-inch channel catfish are stocked periodically at all Community Fishing Destinations from March through October. 

Trout Stocking
More than 65,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout are stocked each winter from November through March across the state in Family and Community Fishing Program destinations. While most trout average just under a pound, a few 2-5 pounders are stocked each year. Most locations are stocked on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.