July 15, 2020
Elizabeth Farr, 13, landed a catfish on noodles baited with goldfish at Lake Ouachita recently. Elizabeth's mom, Cassie, said Elizabeth and her sister (in a previous week's photo) caught eight catfish all this size in one trip. Photo provided by Lisa Spencer of Lisa's Bait Shop in Benton.
July 8, 2020
TAYLOR – Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spent a week in June getting a good look at the size and scope of the flathead and blue catfish swimming the waters of Lake Erling, in the southwest corner of the state. The verdict from the study is yet to be determined until samples are analyzed, but the initial view is that Lake Erling has some big catfish, to be sure.
July 8, 2020
Ella Kate Brown caught her personal best crappie, 14.5 inches long, while recently fishing the backwater of the Arkansas River with her dad, Brandon. Ella Kate was using a black/hot pink Bobby Garland Jig.
July 1, 2020
Hogging catfish doesn't get a lot of attention among our photos for the Fishing Report, but (from left) Lee Scallion, JT Whiteaker, Michael Conover and Jayke Throgmartin brought some cats in at Lake Chicot in southeast Arkansas June 6. "They will bite you," Scallion, who sent us the photo, said.
June 24, 2020
This Memphis angler named Lesley enjoyed fishing the Spring River recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
June 17, 2020
Robert Bellinger caught these bass using black Zoom Finesse Worms at Dotted Lake near Haskell. Photo provided by Lisa Spencer.
June 10, 2020
LITTLE ROCK – Some fishing conservation methods require more taking than leaving. Such is the case with several Arkansas lakes that, with no creel limits on certain species such as channel catfish, are encouraging anglers to take an unlimited number of that particular fish.