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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 1, 2020

John Volpe with a 5-pound bass he caught on a rubber worm at a private pond in Pulaski County. Photo provided by Joe Volpe.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 25, 2020

Meredith Jacks caught this 4.3-pound bass at the Bishop Park ponds in Bryant using a brooder minnow. Beginning last Saturday, residents and nonresidents were able to fish throughout Arkansas without the required fishing license, bringing many out to neighborhood lakes and larger fisheries. The free fishing extends through Sunday, March 29.

 

 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 18, 2020

Guide Mike Siefert says the white bass run has started in the Millwood Lake area, and one of his recent clients, Tim Narlow of Baton Rouge, displays the product of that run. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Lake Maumelle gets bonus bream stocking

March 18, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Bass and crappie received a boost in Lake Maumelle, thanks to a donation from a Lonoke commercial fish hatchery to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Early last Thursday morning (March 12), personnel from the AGFC’s Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery in Lonoke stocked 290,000 redear sunfish fingerlings into the lake.

AGFC Spring River workshop canceled

March 12, 2020

MAMMOTH SPRING — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has canceled its upcoming public workshop at the Mammoth Spring School Complex on March 21 concerning the new trout management plan for the Spring River.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 11, 2020

Michael Morris caught this huge blue catfish on Greers Ferry Lake on Feb. 15, the only fish hooked on a 25-hook trotline. A black salty got the cat to bite. The fish first bottomed out on a 50-pound scale so Michael resorted to weigh the person, then the person and fish, on a digital bathroom scale to get the weight: 63 pounds. "My personal best," Morris said. The weekend before that one, Morris says, he caught a 20-pound blue on the same line, same bait and same hook, his first fish of 2020. But following the big catch Feb. 15, he went back the next weekend and only caught a 1.5-pound channel cat. Such is the life of fishing for catfish.

 

 

 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 4, 2020

Guide Jon Conklin, a regular weekly contributor to the Fishing Report, landed this walleye in the Neills Bluff area of Beaver Lake. It measured 29 inches and 9.75 pounds. He says the walleye bite is starting to turn on with 50-degree water temps. Conklin was using a Smithwick Rogue.