Big trout are being caught in the Spring River.
AGFC biologists completed the first aerial survey for duck counts in Arkansas last week.
As the second portion of the state's 60-day duck season opens Thursday, Arkansas hunters await more rainfall as well as the eventual migration of a massive number of ducks, some of which currently sit in Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in southernmost Illinois and part of Missouri. A record number of pintails for the refuge were part of that recent aerial survey.
Ducks are looking for every little bit of water they can find in dry conditions of Arkansas now, but most of the migration is still avoiding us at least until heavy rains come.
Crappie fishing is ideal in several central Arkansas locales, from Harris Brake (pictured), to Brewer Lake, to the Little Maumelle River by the River Valley Marina, to the edges and the jetties of the Arkansas River's Little Rock and Maumelle pools.
Regarded as the state's best crappie lake, the Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir is living up to its reputation with outstanding reports of crappie catches, according to our reports.