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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 23, 2022

Young Owen Thomas seems amazed while dad Nathan Thomas shows off one of the crappie they called on Millwood Lake recently while fishing with guide Mackey Harvin of Millwood Lake Guide Service. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Youthful Hot Springs teams dominate Commissioners’ Cup divisions

June 22, 2022

ROYAL – The Hot Springs youth fishing duo of Xander Cobb and Eli Rowton hauled in 10.52 pounds with a five-bass stringer to win the Senior Division of the 4th Annual Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Commissioners’ Cup presented by Xpress Boats, held last Saturday on Lake Ouachita.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 16, 2022

Leigh Craig was fishing with one of Cotter Trout Dock's guides, Doug, when she caught this impressive brown trout on Sunday on the White River.

Without access to trees, AGFC fisheries biologists build their own at Lake Hamilton for habitat

June 15, 2022

HOT SPRINGS – The sinking of trees cut from a lake’s nearby shoreline has become a popular Arkansas Game and Fish Commission method for boosting a fishery and helping the anglers using it, but some bodies of water like Lake Hamilton don’t offer the luxury of such handy habitat tools.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 9, 2022

A recent trip for a group of friends to Lake Conway produced a great day of fishing for redear sunfish. Two of the anglers were Kayce Wilson (who works at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission) and McKenzie Peters, who are holding up a couple of the nice shellcrackers that eventually resulted in a nice fish fry afterward. Photo provided by Tristan Lancett.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 2, 2022

Braelyn Bridgeman, age 13, and his uncle Kyle celebrate the catch of a golden rainbow trout on Memorial Day. The trout was caught right above Crooked Creek before the catch-and-release area toward Rim Shoals while they were camping with family at the White Buffalo Resort. After this catch of a lifetime, Braelyn released the trout back to the waters for maybe someone else's future fishing story. Photo provided by Joanna Bishop.

AGFC’s hatcheries, 30 other locations provide free fishing opportunities June 11

June 1, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Not only will the fishing in Arkansas be free on the weekend of June 10-12, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will provide plenty of free opportunities around the state for kids and adults to fish on Saturday, June 11.