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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 21, 2022

Scott Seaman from northwest Arkansas showes off his limit of walleye that he caught in the Beaver Lake tailwater while fishing recently with guide Austin Kennedy. Kennedy says that walleye are still being caught towards Beaver town and Holiday Island. "Pulling deep-diving crank baits in 20 feet of water has been the preferred method. If you find yourself on a nice school of them, jig them with soft plastics or live minnows," Kennedy said.

Leftover WMA deer hunting permits available July 26

July 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Nearly 600 leftover WMA deer hunt permits for Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m. July 26. These permits cover youth, modern gun, muzzleloader and mobility-impaired hunts that did not have enough applicants for the amount of permits available for the hunt during the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month.

Four WMAs now require permits for first weekend of dove season; private land hunts expand

July 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Four of Arkansas’s regular public dove hunting locations that have drawn intense opening weekend pressure in recent seasons are being converted to permit-only hunting for the upcoming season’s first two days.

AGFC planting bass and habitat on Arkansas River

July 20, 2022

DARDANELLE — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries staff and volunteers recently completed two improvements focused on largemouth bass populations in the Arkansas River: one centered on stocking fingerlings to supplement poor reproduction during high current years; the other adding native habitat to give bass more cover for shelter and feeding locations.

Anglers and boaters advised to use caution during summer heat

July 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Temperatures hovering in the triple digits may have you yearning for a day on the water. Whether you’re catching some deep brush pile crappie, catching big river catfish or just catching some rays on a pleasure boat, it’s important to keep in mind that too much of a good thing can be damaging to your health.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

July 19, 2022

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet on the following dates and times to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the AGFC offices, 2 Natural Resources Dr. in Little Rock. The Thursday meeting may be viewed at this link.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 14, 2022

Rob Goshien forwarded to us a photo of his daughter's first fish, which she caught last week. She landed this 5.2-pound bass on a cricket "'all by herself," a proud papa reported. "She has a love for fishing, and we had been catching a lot of big bream on beds," Rob says.