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Extensive Mercer Bayou renovation work closing in on conclusion

Nov. 10, 2021

FOUKE – When Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff close off the gates on both ends of Mercer Bayou by Dec. 31, anglers and boaters will see the long-awaited restoration of a popular southwest Arkansas fishery and waterfowl destination.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 4, 2021

Adam Mitchell's smallmouth catch in the photo may not have been the biggest fish around, but Spring River guide Mark Crawford assures that it was "a strong fighter." Adam and Mark beat the sudden winter-like temps for a good day of smallmouth fishing on the Spring, which is low right now, but the weather should turn back to brisk, fall-like temps with sun this weekend. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 28, 2021

You're never too young to start appreciating the brown trout that are prevalent in the White River at Cotter. Browns are beginning to make their reeds, the areas where they leave their eggs during spawning season, in shoals around the White, so watch out for them. Let those little ones hatch so our little ones can enjoy even more of them. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.

Family Fishing Derby Set for Fort Smith’s Wells Lake Nov. 6

Oct. 27, 2021

FORT SMITH – The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be sponsoring a free Family Fishing Derby at Wells Lakes, adjacent to the AGFC’s Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 21, 2021

Joe Carpenter, who was fishing with his dad, Steve Carpenter from Germantown, Tennessee, and Greers Ferry Lake fishing guide Tommy Cauley, shows off one of the many white bass he had his dad caught in the north-central Arkansas lake recently.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 14, 2021

Karen VanAnrooy, who is from Missouri, pulled this beautiful, 19-inch rainbow trout from the Beaver Lake tailwaters recently. She was fishing with guide Austin Kennedy.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 7, 2021

Trey Griffin from East Texas visited Millwood Lake and took advantage of the improved crappie bite, fishing with Mackey Harvin of Millwood Lake Guide Service.