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Falling water levels allow for Nimmo access repair

Oct. 6, 2021

SEARCY – After a two-year wait for water conditions to be right, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is beginning work to repair the ramp and access at Nimmo on the Little Red River. The project is expected to take at least two months.

AGFC lowers booms on giant salvinia spread at Lake Columbia and beyond

Sept. 29, 2021

MAGNOLIA – Giant salvinia, a highly invasive aquatic plant that was first detected in Lake Columbia in December 2019, has the full attention of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division. AGFC biologists have partnered with multiple agencies in attempts to slow its potential spread not only in this lake, but in other nearby waterways.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 23, 2021

Preston Wedel from Kansas City recently landed this gorgeous rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. Rainbows have been eager to bite there recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Five WRICE fields offered for early teal hunt Sept. 25-26

Sept. 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - Five private rice fields that are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program are being made available to public hunters via draw for next weekend, Sept. 25-26, during the state’s special early teal season.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 16, 2021

The rainbow trout have been hitting great on the Spring River in northeast Arkansas, according to guide Mark Crawford, and angler Debra Heaton (pictured) got to experience that recently with Mark. Small nymphs have been great for numbers. Blue-wing olives and caddis are hatching heavy most days. Anything to imitate them works. He adds that spin-fishing has been hot with Trout Magnets with the low, clear water.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 9, 2021

Four-year-old Greyson Manning has had a big summer getting to fish, and catching some terrific bass (in the photo) and bream, his father, Justin Manning, tells us. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 2, 2021

Greers Ferry Lake fishing guide Tommy Cauley (pictured) got the honors to net a walleye caught by angler Chris Fischer recently on beautiful Greers Ferry. This was one of several walleye caught that day by the duo, in 60 feet of water. Tommy said Thursday that some walleye are roaming under schoolers, others are suspended and on the bottom from 30-50 feet; crawlers and artificial baits are working to catch them. Meanwhile, black bass are eating very shallow, on topwater and out deep too, on a variety of baits.