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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 29, 2021

David Sample caught this monster striped bass at Lake Ouachita July 23. David and his buddy David Craft, who gets credit for manning the net to help bring in the fish, launching from the Bradey Mountain ramp. The two Davids were trolling with 10XD crankbaits, about 22 feet down, when Sample hooked this fish, which measured 48-50 inches. After taking photos, Sample made sure to properly revive the fish before release. "It took about a minute, but it made one hard sweep of the tail and disappeared into the depths!"


New private land available as dove permit period opens Aug. 1

July 28, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — An additional region of the state, the southwest quadrant, will be served this dove season by the addition of a private field in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private-land permit dove hunting program.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 22, 2021

The Spring River produces an assortment of great fish to make a full day of fishing, including this brown trout caught by a happy angler fishing with guide Mark Crawford of Spring River Flies and Guides.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 15, 2021

Doyce, Karissa, and Hannah Garner (left to right) had a big day catching crappie on DeGray Lake with guide John Duncan. Photo provided by John Duncan.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 8, 2021

Allen Middlebrooks got quite a Father's Day surprise on Lake Hamilton, landing this massive striper that, he estimated, weighed between 50-55 pounds.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 1, 2021

Cooper Jester, who was fishing with his sister, Avry, and guide John Duncan on DeGray Lake, found the crappie still biting well there this week. John says he nicknamed the pair Toad Thumper (for Cooper) and Slab Slayer (for Avry, see her catch below in the DeGray Lake report from John). Crappie fishing has been unusually stronger deeper into June this year, our reports say. Photo provided by John Duncan.


Parker’s subtle style influenced Commission

June 30, 2021

Andrew Parker says his style as an Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner during the last seven years was more like a counselor, gently bending an ear and offering suggestions to the chairman at that time or other commissioners.