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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.

Little Red wild brown trout research enlightens with study of redds

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – A study more than five years in the making, complete with mapping and detailed observations of microhabitat characteristics, has been conducted by a University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff researcher that will tell anglers more than they’ve ever known about the spawning habits of wild brown trout in the Greers Ferry Dam tailwater of the Little Red River.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 24, 2022

Wayne Walker of Springfield, Missouri, brought in a massive Norfork Lake striped bass this week. Walker caught the fish vertical-jigging a Tader Shad and showed it off at the marina at Hummingbird Hideaway Resort. Photo provide by Lou Gabric.

 

Mount Magazine WMA is a little of everything

March 23, 2022

PARIS, Arkansas – One Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area is contained within a national forest and also has a portion serving as an Arkansas State Park. It features nearly every kind of popular game species and plenty of watchable nongame birds and animals, not to mention spectacular views and the highest point in all of the state. Mount Magazine WMA offers a getaway for the hunter, angler, wildlife watcher, hiker, casual driver or vacationer looking for a perfect weekend away.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 17, 2022

Guide Craig Yowell (left) enjoys the celebration as angler Eric Underhill from Colorado holds on to a 34-inch, 25.8-pound brown trout caught in the Bull Shoals Dam tailwater out of Cranor's White River Lodge this past weekend. Yowell says the trout took the bait to the middle of the river, then back to the shoreline for a 7-minute tussle with Underhill. Photo courtesy of Craig Yowell.