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Youth shooters move to state championship round at Jacksonville ​​​​​​​

May 31, 2023

JACKSONVILLE — What started out in April as a competition drawing nearly 5,400 young trap shooters ranging from fifth grade to seniors in high school has been whittled down to about 640 boys and girls who will compete this weekend (June 2-3) to be the best youth shooters in Arkansas.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 25, 2023

Vaughn Greenway and Daniel Romine teamed to catch five largemouth bass totalling 15.11 pounds, including a 5.48-pound Big Bass, in the Tuesday Night Black Bass fishing tournament out of WestRock Landing at Lake Maumelle this week. The tournament was expected to be postponed a week because of Central Arkansas Water's closure to boat access this week, but CAW reopened the lake earlier than expected after treatment of hydrilla on Monday.

Family fishing event headed to Jonesboro

May 17, 2023

JONESBORO — Families in northeast Arkansas need to pencil in Saturday, May 20, for a big day around the Arkansas State University Pond. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is bringing its road show to town and everyone is invited for Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 11, 2023

Roger Fisher lived up to his surname, landing his personnel best largemouth bass on a creek off Norfork Lake last weekend while kayak fishing. The fish was 19.5 inches long and 5 pounds, caught in about 2 feet of water on a white Rooster Tail. Roger and his nephew, Andy Bell, found largemouths feeing on bait balls in the creek and landed a bunch; Roger also caught two at one time on a square bill.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 4, 2023

Mike and Sam Sumrow of Joliet, Illinois, landed this nice 15.5-inch crappie on Tuesday as part of their haul fishing Norfork Lake in north Arkansas. Lou Gabric of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort and a regular contributor to the Fishing Report, related that Sam started fishing Norfork Lake as a youngster with her parents. Now she visits twice a year with her husband, Mike. On Wednesday, Sam was able to land her first striped bass as an adult. “They are both really excited and are having a blast,” Lou said.

Magnet Cove brothers break through for Commissioners’ Cup win

May 3, 2023

HOT SPRINGS — Once the early morning thunderstorms had passed Saturday, the day turned out to be perfect for fishing and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation’s 5th annual Commissioners’ Cup, presented by XPress Boats, on Lake Hamilton. Brothers Dakota and Dalton Reid, with their dad serving them as boat captain, had the biggest two-person haul of the day – 18.66 pounds with a five-bass stringer – to win the senior division.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 27, 2023

 

This young angler is 10-year-old Corbin (no last name provided) from Texas, who lassoed this impressive 21-inch rainbow out of the Beaver Dam Tailwater in northwest Arkansas while fishing with guide Austin Kennedy. Corbin was fishing with chartreuse Fire Eggs. That's a memory he'll never forget.