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Fisheries professionals focus on shorebound angling access

Aug. 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Fishing automatically conjures images of days spent on the boat, but according to a survey conducted for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 47 percent of Arkansas anglers fish from the bank. And the AGFC is tackling shoreline access with renewed fervor as a result.

The buck is back on AGFC license plate

Aug. 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – For the third time in 19 years of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s conservation license plate program, a white-tailed deer graces the plates of conservation-minded motorists in The Natural State. 
 

Anglers, biologists work hard to keep bass at Forrest Wood Cup healthy

Aug. 8, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - Fifty-six of the best bass anglers in the world will be showing off their catch and talking to huge crowds at this weekend’s Forrest Wood Cup in Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs, but biologists and tournament officials will be scrambling to take care of the true stars of the show, the largemouth and spotted bass to be displayed during the event’s weigh-ins at 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Campfire cooking offers extra flavor to trout

Aug. 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - One of the best ways to beat the heat of summer for a camping/fishing combination is a trip to the cool tailwaters formed by Norfork, Bull Shoals and Greers Ferry Lakes. The dams forming these Corps of Engineers impoundments release cold water from the bottom of the water column. That rush of cold water can chase away the stifling heat, offering a brief respite from the summer sun. 
 

Arkansas fighting Asian carp with angler awareness, baitfish regulations

Aug. 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Fish jumping into the boat sounds like a dream come true for some anglers -- until you’ve experienced it firsthand. That’s exactly what’s happening on some Arkansas lakes connected to the Mississippi River, and it’s causing a lot of concern. 

AGFC adds 975 acres to Cypress Bayou WMA

Aug. 1, 2018

BEEBE - Thanks to a partnership with The Trust for Public Land and the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has added 975 acres of access for hunters to Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area in White County, boosting that WMA to approximately 2,638 acres of publicly accessible wildlife habitat.

Aquatic vegetation greets Forrest Wood Cup anglers on Ouachita

Aug. 1, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - August can be a brutal time to bass fish on a clear-water lake in Arkansas, but hopes are high that 56 anglers competing in the Forrest Wood Cup, Aug. 10-12, will crack the code and bring some impressive weights to the scales. The Cup is the championship event for the Fishing League Worldwide bass fishing tour, one of the largest professional fishing organizations in the country.