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.
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.
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.
Feb. 26, 2020
Young William Rye brought in this massive striper with the help of guide Chris Darby on Lake Ouachita last Sunday (Feb. 23). Photo provided by Andy Rye.
Feb. 19, 2020
Caden Lewis and his dad, Aaron, had a nice day recently on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.
Feb. 12, 2020
Lou Gabric, owner of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on Norfork Lake, displays two of the five stripers he hooked late Sunday morning on the lake, keeping three. He says the on-again, off-again striper bite has not been typical of the lake this year. He found these stripers just 5-20 feet down in 100-plus feet of water. "I do spend quite a bite of time looking around for striped bass, but when you find them you will have a blast," he says.
Feb. 12, 2020
LITTLE ROCK ‑ Anglers looking to find the latest information on their local lakes and rivers need look no further than the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website. The AGFC’s fishing report has been a staple in many newspapers and magazines for decades, helping people connect with their targets. It’s also available digitally through the AGFC’s website, email newsletters and social media channels.