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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 18, 2022

Eddie Peña caught his personal best largemouth bass, a fish weighing 7.71 pounds, while fishing Monday evening at the lake at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville. He was walking his dog, Kuzco, and just happened to bring a rod along with him for a walk around the lake. After about eight casts at their turnaround point, he had landed this whopper. Eddie says he was using a spinning rod with 15-pound braid and a 9-inch ribbon tail worm.

Attract doves to your field for opening day, but be mindful of baiting laws

Aug. 17, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Dove season opens September 3. Coincidentally, that happens to be the first Saturday of college football for most of the country. Just like football, an opening day blunder can set the tone for the season. Check fields for any evidence of baiting before hunting, so your midday dove-field tailgate party is full of good memories cheering on your team instead of paying fines for violating federal regulations.

Moonlight Monsters

Aug. 17, 2022

MAYFLOWER — Haylee and Logan Applegate have had some amazing memories in Arkansas’s outdoors, but the brother-and-sister duo might have capped off a perfect summer two weeks ago with two of the biggest flathead catfish they’ve ever caught. According to their father, Roger, the two 50-pound flatheads the pair wrangled during a night-fishing foray on Lake Conway are far from the biggest fish swimming in the lake.

AGFC offers additional opportunities for black bass angler input

Aug. 17, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission launched a series of public forums to give Arkansas’s bass anglers an opportunity to provide input on the state’s latest Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan. Five of the 11 open-house style forums planned have been held so far, but AGFC biologists are adding an online survey form to hook into feedback from anglers who can’t make a meeting.

AGFC, AEDC offer more than $808,000 for education grants from wildlife fines

Aug. 17, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – More than $808,000 is available for Arkansas schools and educators for conservation education grants in 2022-23, thanks to fine money derived from wildlife and fishing violations and a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 11, 2022

Dawson Pounders of Cabot, Arkansas went fishing with his Pop-e (Ed Colvard) and clearly did not leave disappointed. This largemouth bass was caught on the Dale Bumpers White River Refuge weighing in at 4.5 pounds. Ed says that Dawson is "my little fishing buddy." We hope to see many more great catches from this duo.

Apply for a dove hunt by Aug. 15

Aug. 10, 2022

Be sure to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s 11 permit-based dove fields by Aug. 15 if you’re looking for a fun way to kick off hunting season this Labor Day Weekend. Applications are available at the AGFC’s licensing site https://ar-web.s3licensing.com under the “Special Hunt Applications” tab.