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Lake Columbia crappie angler strikes gold

Aug. 14, 2019

MAGNOLIA – The sun may have cooked away any rainbows over Lake Columbia on Saturday, July 27, but local angler David Lee Sisson certainly found the proverbial pot of gold when he netted a fish few in the fishing world have ever heard of. A golden crappie surfaced at the end of his line during one of his frequent trips to the 3,000-acre fishing destination in Columbia County. 

‘Family Fun Days’ Events Win National Award from American Fisheries Society

July 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The president of the American Fisheries Society’s Fisheries Administration Section personally delivered a prestigious award to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program earlier this summer.

Despite spring setbacks, AGFC hatcheries deliver Florida bass on time

July 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery delivered the last batch of Florida largemouth bass fingerlings to Millwood Lake and White Oak Lake in early July, completing the second-highest annual stocking of these fish in Arkansas.

Commission authorizes more than $538,000 for boat access in Arkansas

July 18, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously authorized $538,900 from the state’s Marine Fuel Tax program to be used in Fiscal Year 2020 for repairs and upgrades to boat ramps and access points throughout Arkansas at its meeting today.

AGFC to host public meetings on Greers Ferry Lake Fisheries Management Plan

Feb. 6, 2019

HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 28, at the Heber Springs Community Center to gather public input for the new Greers Ferry Lake Fisheries Management Plan.
 

Invasive aquatic plant found at Lake Erling

Jan. 23, 2019

BRADLEY — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have confirmed the presence of Giant Salvinia in a small portion of Lake Erling in Lafayette County. This is the second occurrence of the invasive plant in Arkansas, with the first being in Smith Park Lake in Miller County in 2017.

Add a little Christmas spirit to your favorite fishing hole

Dec. 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — That Christmas tree that stands proudly above gifts on Christmas morning has plenty of giving left to do if you’re an angler. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has established drop-off locations for all leftover Christmas trees near popular fishing destinations to give them a new life as fish habitat.