Cold weather that hit Arkansas this week has been ideal for catching trout on the Spring and White rivers. Jim Prillwitz from Wisconsin came for the state's "warmer weather" and caught this rainbow with guide Mark Crawford on the Spring River. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
An angler from Florida enjoy taking this striped bass in Norfork Lake recently. Photo provided by Lou Gabric, Hummingbird Hideaway Resort.
Trout stockings have begun in a number of area streams (above) as well as in the 41 Family and Community Fishing Program ponds across the state.
The largemouth bass bite is reported to be excellent in Lake Dardanelle, and crappie fishing is good to great in many large state lakes.
North-central Arkansas in all its fall glory is evident to a trout anglers on the Little Red River last week. Photo provided by David Scott.
Even though water conditions are low, rainbows are biting in the tailwater below Beaver Lake dam. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.
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.