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More than 9.4 million fish stocked in Arkansas lakes in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries produced and stocked more than 9.3 million fish during 2019 to improve fishing conditions for Arkansas anglers in 2019.

No drawdown scheduled for Lake Chicot in 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

LAKE VILLAGE — Lake Chicot anglers and landowners looking at a newly printed copy of the 2020 Arkansas Fishing Guidebook may notice an error on Page 60 that may concern them. The Lake Chicot profile on that page incorrectly states a drawdown will be held July 8-Dec. 31 of 2020. The drawdown was conducted during 2019 as part of the lake’s fishery management plan, but the wording also was included in this year’s guidebook.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 8, 2020

Some 3- to 4-pound largemouth bass and white bass over 2 pounds are being caught this week on Millwood Lake in southwest Arkansas. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

AGFC hosts public workshop on Spring River trout fishery

Jan. 7, 2020

MAMMOTH SPRING — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public workshop about trout management on the Spring River from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Mammoth Spring School Complex. The complex is at 410 Goldsmith Ave. in Mammoth Spring.

Giant salvinia creeps into Lake Columbia

Jan. 6, 2020

MAGNOLIA — Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed this week that giant salvinia, a harmful invasive plant, has been found in Lake Columbia in Columbia County.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 18, 2019

We've seen a lot of nice trout taken in the Spring River, but Doug Bishop found the bass biting there as well with a nice haul. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Spring River Trout Management Plan Meeting Canceled

Dec. 16, 2019

MAMMOTH SPRING — Tonight’s scheduled public input meeting for the Spring River Trout Management Plan has been canceled due to inclement weather and predicted deteriorating road conditions in Northeast Arkansas.