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Youth Shooting Sports regionals begin April 29-30 at Jacksonville range

April 27, 2022

JACKSONVILLE – Everything is back to normal, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission organizers say, with the return of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program championships, scheduled for five of the next six weekends at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 21, 2022

Mrs. Willie Bethea of Camden, a client of Millwood Lake Guide Service, was fishing with her husband and enjoyed the crappie bite on Millwood this past week, despite the darkening skies and impending rain. Guide Mackey Harvin took his clients to the crappie hot spots. Warmer temperatures helped the bite, and crappie have begun migrating to cypress trees for their spring spawning ground movements at Millwood. A few nice 2- to 2.5-pound crappie have been hitting jigs and minnows over the last week. They've also been hitting bass anglers' baits, such as spinnerbaits and lizards, which fishing the cypress stands. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 14, 2022

Jonathan Still put his kayak to good use on Overcup Lake in Conway County, hooking this nice crappie. Lacey Williams of Lakeview Landing at Overcup, who provided the photo, says crappie are moving in slowing, and some are still out in deeper spots of Overcup. Jigs are the go-to bait right now. While they're also still waiting on fish to move back toward the dock, the angling around the levee "is great," Lacey said. Lakeview Landing is off Arkansas Highway 95.

Wedington WMA presents nonhunting opportunities in spring

April 13, 2022

FAYETTEVILLE – The rolling Wedington Wildlife Management Area, situated within the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, offers fall hunting for deer and dove, but the area is as well known among local residents for its year-round nonhunting activities.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 7, 2022

Mark Crawford guided Hannah (no last name available) to a nice rainbow catch on the Spring River this past week. The Spring River has a lot of water now, making wading difficult, but the boating anglers are finding trout biting great when they add a little more weight to get the fly down. Also, Mark notes that the campgrounds have all opened for the summer season, and  they'll provide more wade access when the high water drops. Trout stockings have add more catch possibilities, too, he says.

 

 

 

Lake Poinsett Rededicated, Ready for Boating, Anglers

April 6, 2022

HARRISBURG – Lake Poinsett was officially rededicated Tuesday with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff and local officials on hand at Lake Poinsett State Park to celebrate the completion of the lake’s $3.5 million renovation.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 31, 2022

Bradley Harris, 8 years old from Paragould, caught this nice, 14.5-inch crappie on Norfork Lake on March 19. He was fishing with a minnow as bait. Photo submitted by Betsi Harris.