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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 26, 2021

Guide Austin Kennedy caught this nice, nearly 8-pound rainbow trout in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater this past week. Austin goes with the Pautzke Fire baits in the tailwater. The tailwaters around the the state are the place to beat as the high heat and humidity linger on elsewhere in the dog days of August. Lots of good rainbow and brown trout catches were reported this week.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 19, 2021

Phil Capel of Sherwood had a big day crappie fishing at Millwood Lake in southwest Arkansas recently with Josh Jones out of the State Park at Millwood. Capel landed some terrific slab crappie, as seen here. 


Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 12, 2021

Jon Conklin, the Fishing Report's regular reporter from Beaver Lake, guided a couple of clients from Kansas, Danny Meideros and his son, Manny, on the lake last Saturday and the Kansans put a true trophy in the boat. Danny and son caught a 32-pound striped bass; Jon says they were using bream for bait. "Stripers have been fair to good lately," Jon adds. Obviously.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 5, 2021

A strong mayfly hatch this summer has got the crappie, bass and bream all excited and biting in various hotspots on Millwood Lake, our reporter Mike Siefert says. Cliff Blanchett of Pine Bluff and some friends enjoyed a great fishing day with crappie and more recently. Some of the crappie being caught went over 2 pounds. The milder temperature this week can only help. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Public meetings on CWD set for northeast towns

Aug. 4, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Two public meetings in August will give northeast Arkansans a chance to visit with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management and Research division staffers and other experts to discuss chronic wasting disease and its status in the neighboring states of Missouri and Tennessee.

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.