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Continued angler involvement helps shape management plan for DeGray Lake

Jan. 28, 2020

BISMARK — Thanks to the input of Arkansas anglers who participated in public workshops last year as well as the results of a tremendous amount of data collection on the fish populations, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently developed its 2019 Fishery Management Plan for DeGray Lake. The plan will help guide management decisions about the fishery in the lake during the next 5 years.

Tiptoe through the trout streams during the fall spawn

Dec. 13, 2017

Native to Europe, the German brown trout found in the tailwaters of Beaver, Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry dams, typically start their spawning run during fall and winter, offering die-hard anglers a chance at some fantastic fishing. But biologists ask anglers to keep a conservation mindset when chasing these gems of the tailwater so everyone will be able to enjoy them for years to come.

Mailed angler survey wrapping up, still time to respond

June 28, 2017

There’s still time to send in your responses if you were selected to participate in this year’s Arkansas Game and Fish Commission angler survey. 
The AGFC mailed 10,000 surveys in March to randomly selected Arkansas residents who purchased a fishing license in 2016. Responses from those surveys will help shape the direction of fisheries management in the future.