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Keep it rolling at the boat ramp

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Daylight saving time has kicked into gear, and more people are getting out to the lake to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Added traffic can mean longer wait times at boat ramps to get your day started and wrap things up at the end of your trip. Here are a few tips to help everyone out and keep the line running smoothly at your favorite fishing and boating destination.

Community fishing event kicks off 2022 catfish stockings

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program will kick off the 2022 catfish stocking season with a special fishing event from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2. at MacArthur Park in Little Rock.

Little Red wild brown trout research enlightens with study of redds

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – A study more than five years in the making, complete with mapping and detailed observations of microhabitat characteristics, has been conducted by a University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff researcher that will tell anglers more than they’ve ever known about the spawning habits of wild brown trout in the Greers Ferry Dam tailwater of the Little Red River.

Earn a master's degree in fishing with the AGFC

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — A quick glance at Arkansas’s state fishing records will reveal that March and April hold the lion’s share of biggest fish catches for most species. Only one catch can qualify as Arkansas’s state record for a certain species, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission still wants to help celebrate those memorable moments on the water with a Master Angler Award.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 24, 2022

Wayne Walker of Springfield, Missouri, brought in a massive Norfork Lake striped bass this week. Walker caught the fish vertical-jigging a Tader Shad and showed it off at the marina at Hummingbird Hideaway Resort. Photo provide by Lou Gabric.

 

Commission discusses habitat and healthy conservation future

March 24, 2022

MONTICELLO — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth, at last week’s commission meeting, held at the University of Arkansas Monticello, shared some recent highlights of AGFC’s wildlife management, fisheries and education efforts.

Mount Magazine WMA is a little of everything

March 23, 2022

PARIS, Arkansas – One Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area is contained within a national forest and also has a portion serving as an Arkansas State Park. It features nearly every kind of popular game species and plenty of watchable nongame birds and animals, not to mention spectacular views and the highest point in all of the state. Mount Magazine WMA offers a getaway for the hunter, angler, wildlife watcher, hiker, casual driver or vacationer looking for a perfect weekend away.