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Seven steps to get young anglers on the line

April 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fishing Education coordinator J.J. Gladden, the best partners the AGFC has in recruiting new anglers are adults willing to take the time to visit one of the great streams, lakes or other fishing destinations in The Natural State.

AGFC doubles up on spring catfishing events in Beebe, Maumelle April 23

April 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Step out and enjoy some springtime fishing fun with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at one of two special events being hosted by the agency’s Family and Community Fishing Program this Saturday. Both events are open to youth and adults and feature a variety of outdoor activities to kick off the first stockings of catchable catfish throughout the state.

Crappie broodstock added to Lake Ouachita nursery pond

April 20, 2022

JOPLIN — The William H. Donham State Fish Hatchery in Corning recently supplied 250 adult black crappie for fish production in Lake Ouachita’s nursery pond in the south fork of the lake.

Rescheduled Waterfowler Hall of Fame banquet to celebrate former AGFC staff and commissioners

April 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - Former AGFC Commissioner W.R. “Witt” Stephens Jr. and former AGFC biologist and assistant director Carl Hunter will be recognized for their work in promoting waterfowl management at a banquet at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, May 19. The banquet originally was planned for last September, but concerns over COVID-19 numbers forced organizers to postpone the event.

AGFC boosts stocking capability at Parker Bend

April 20, 2022

EUREKA SPRINGS — Thanks to a partnership with Trout Unlimited Chapter 514 in northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently completed renovations at the Parker Bend stocking chute on the Beaver Tailwater. The new chute will enable rainbow trout stockings to occur much more frequently at Parker Bend, distributing trout more evenly in the tailwater.

AGFC Commissioner Meeting Notice

April 18, 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 Commission Meeting live stream link.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 14, 2022

Jonathan Still put his kayak to good use on Overcup Lake in Conway County, hooking this nice crappie. Lacey Williams of Lakeview Landing at Overcup, who provided the photo, says crappie are moving in slowing, and some are still out in deeper spots of Overcup. Jigs are the go-to bait right now. While they're also still waiting on fish to move back toward the dock, the angling around the levee "is great," Lacey said. Lakeview Landing is off Arkansas Highway 95.