Walleye like this one are being caught in good numbers on Beaver Lake, but don't forget that they're mixing with the stripers -- land one of those instead and you might get a surprising fight. Photo provided by Mike Bailey.
This Arkansas couple had a big day catching catfish at Lake Overcup near Morrilton. Photo provided by Johnny Banks.
HOT SPRINGS – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and The Nature Conservancy will dedicate the new Electric Island Nature Trail at Lake Hamilton on Friday, Sept. 21. Access to the island is by water, so the AGFC will open the event with a special float via kayak or motorboat shuttle beginning at 9 a.m.
A nice bass is taken out of Lake Atkins in west-central Arkansas, near Russellville. Lake Atkins is clear and cooling off, and bass are biting as we head toward fall.
LITTLE ROCK – With drying conditions after a mostly rainy August, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area personnel have been able to prepare more fields for public dove hunting beginning Sept. 1.
Fifteen-year-old Nathan Juhl of Maumelle was fishing with his dad on Cook's Lake when he caught these two nice bass as well as several others. Cook's Lake is open to fishing for youth and mobility-impaired anglers (plus two "helpers") every first and third Saturday of the month through October.
LITTLE ROCK – Dove hunters will have several opportunities for public hunting starting Saturday, Sept. 1, the opening day of the season – at least if weather cooperates between now and then.