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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 21, 2021

Sandra Nash caught this very nhice 20-inch rainbow trout on the Beaver tailwater in northwest Arkansas recently, using a Pautzke Fire Bait. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

 

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 20, 2021

Mallards haven't visited Arkansas in the usual numbers in 2020-21, as this year's count in the AGFC's Midwinter Survey in the state's Delta region came in as the second lowest since formal surveys began in 2009-2010, and the total was 45% of the 2010-2021 long-term midwinter survey average. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

 

Baitfish make up significant number of stockings in 2020

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – When there are more mouths to feed, the focus turns to providing those mouths with food. That’s the evolving stance at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when it pertains to fish production and stockings.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 14, 2021

Will Heaton is masked up, not only for being safe and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, but also because it was cold fishing on the Spring River. But he still caught this photogenic smallmouth bass, which have been biting there of late. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 13, 2021

Ducks and geese share the same watering hole in an east-central Arkansas rest area. Photo by Mike Wintroath.

Lake Monticello habitat work builds before wet conditions arrive

Jan. 13, 2021

MONTICELLO – Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 7, 2021

Carlin Stewart of Fayetteville brought in this big, beautiful striper off Beaver Lake recently while fishing with guides Jon Conklin of FishOn Guides and Chris Kellar with One One Guides. Photo provided by Jon Conklin.