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Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

April 25, 2018

The rainbow trout are biting on the Spring River in North Arkansas. Bass are in spawn in various lakes, more so in the north now, and stripers and more are biting in Lake Ouachita.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

April 23, 2018

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 Drive in Little Rock.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

April 18, 2018

After Friday's major storm front blew through the state, the trout were biting on the Little Red River on the weekend. Joe Castellano from Las Vegas caught this one with guide James Dillard over the weekend.

Black bass plan expands focus, increases angler input

April 18, 2018

HOT SPRINGS – Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery. This is only one of many interesting finds you’ll get perusing the latest version of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, released earlier this year.

Public comment survey still available at

April 18, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – It’s not too late to make sure your voice is heard on the public comment survey concerning recommended changes to the 2018-19 hunting season.

Plastic’s fantastic for the crappie spawn

April 18, 2018

CAMDEN – As crappie across the state are hitting their stride, many anglers are relying on the old faithful offering of a fathead minnow or “shiner” dangling from a size 2 Aberdeen hook. There’s no doubt that there’s nothing like the allure of a real meal to fish, but many anglers do just as well using soft-plastic imitations.

‘Big Catch’ fishing derby and clinic returns for third year

April 17, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The largest community fishing event in Arkansas kicks off at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 21 at MacArthur Park in Little Rock, and it’s absolutely free. Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program and Community First Alliance, Inc. at this spring’s “Big Catch” day of fun, food, fishing and prizes for the entire family.