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Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Feb. 5, 2020

Finn Ginnett caught his first fish "all by himself" on Sunday at Lake Hamilton as Shep Ginnett looks on. Photoprovided by Micah Ginnett.


Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 29, 2020

Cold temps and high water aren't keeping all the anglers off water; trout is there to be caught on the Spring River, but bundle up. Bill Fidler of Memphis did just that as he caught a Spring River trout. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 22, 2020

Adam Fredrick of Memphis got his 2020 trout season off to a good start on the Spring River with this recent rainbow catch. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 15, 2020

Brennan O'Donohoe went fishing with Jon Conklin, owner of FishOn Guides, and landed one of several good-sized stripers with War Eagle Spoons on Beaver Lake. Stripers were good before last week's storms. Crappie were also hot last week. The water and temperature change has affected the bite this week.

AGFC hosts public meetings on future of Lake Columbia fishery

Jan. 15, 2020

MAGNOLIA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a public input meeting regarding fisheries management on Lake Columbia at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Grand Hall of the Reynolds Center at Southern Arkansas University. The center is at 100 East University Street in Magnolia.

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.