RUSSELLVILLE - Crappie anglers on Lake Dardanelle may be able to win more than a fish dinner if they notice a special yellow tag behind the dorsal fin of fish they catch in the next few months. Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have been busy netting and tagging several hundred crappie with special reward tags as part of a study on the crappie fishery this year.
Mike Goodman of Overland Park, Kansas, went out Oct. 11 on Beaver Lake and, for his first fish and first-ever striper, hooked this 38-pounder. Photo provided by Mike Bailey.
Kevin Rodell out of Memphis battled the elements earlier this week for a nice catch in Greers Ferry Lake. Photo provided by Tommy Cauley.
Joe Cebula from Olathe, Kansas, a guest of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort, caught this mess of crappie on Norfork Lake recently. Photo provided by Lou Gabric of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort.
A fun time for an angler and his dog awaits on the Spring River, especially with bigger rainbows active now with cool temps and cloudy days. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
Lake Hamilton, as seen from the new hiking trail on Electric Island on the southeast side of the lake, about a mile from the Andrew H. Hulsey State Fish Hatchery. Lake Hamilton, according to our reports from Greeson Marine in the Fishing Report, is at prime fishing temperature this week and the fall bite is happening.
With the bass all chasing to shad to the egrets on Millwood Lake, this is a great time to take a kid there for a fun fight with a 2- to 3-pound bass, guide Mike Siefert says. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.