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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 30, 2020

Kara Reinbolt from Holiday Island recently brought in this nice 23-inch rainbow trout on the Beaver Lake tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

State’s alligator harvest sets mark, includes a near 14-footer

Sept. 30, 2020

MONTICELLO – Arkansas hunters harvested more alligators than ever before in the 2020 alligator season, which was held the third and fourth weekends in September in three hunting zones in the lower half of the state. Included in that harvest was the longest alligator taken since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began setting an annual alligator hunting season.

Zachary finds his place at diverse Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA

Sept. 30, 2020

One of the most diverse regions in all of Arkansas for wildlife is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Region 7, a vast area of land in the Ozark Highlands and Arkansas River Valley that includes two major wildlife management areas, Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA and Galla Creek WMA. Alex Zachary is a veteran biologist in Region 7 on Ed Gordon and Galla Creek WMAs. Zachary, who turned 33 late in the summer, began work with the AGFC there in November 2011 as a technician and moved up to his current role as biologist in 2014. 

Boat access to Arkansas River in NLR temporarily closed for I-30 project

Sept. 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Transportation’s project to widen Interstate 30 and replace the I-30 bridge through Little Rock and North Little Rock will require the temporary closure of the boat ramp to the Arkansas River in downtown North Little Rock.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 23, 2020

Joe Cebula landed a stringer-full of slab crappie fishing Norfork Lake recently. Photo provided by Lou Gabric at Hummingbird Hideaway Resort.

New USFWS grant will help AGFC tackle Asian carp

Sept. 23, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas will receive a share of the nearly $14 million being distributed in 2020 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to states in the Mississippi River Valley to better manage and study Asian carp.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 16, 2020

Craig Harrison of Bryant pulled this catfish, a 20-pounder, out of the Arkansas River recently using skipjack.