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AGFC planting bass and habitat on Arkansas River

July 20, 2022

DARDANELLE — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries staff and volunteers recently completed two improvements focused on largemouth bass populations in the Arkansas River: one centered on stocking fingerlings to supplement poor reproduction during high current years; the other adding native habitat to give bass more cover for shelter and feeding locations.

Arkansas invasive carp team getting foothold despite fickle river conditions

July 6, 2022

HAZEN — Swollen rivers in central and east Arkansas may have slowed the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s new carp control team from reaching their potential so far this year, but they haven’t stopped their drive. Since October, two AGFC netting crews have been on the water every day conditions would allow, and have pulled nearly 41,000 pounds of invasive carp from the White and Arkansas rivers.

Mount Magazine WMA is a little of everything

March 23, 2022

PARIS, Arkansas – One Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area is contained within a national forest and also has a portion serving as an Arkansas State Park. It features nearly every kind of popular game species and plenty of watchable nongame birds and animals, not to mention spectacular views and the highest point in all of the state. Mount Magazine WMA offers a getaway for the hunter, angler, wildlife watcher, hiker, casual driver or vacationer looking for a perfect weekend away.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 8, 2020

Ella Kate Brown caught her personal best crappie, 14.5 inches long, while recently fishing the backwater of the Arkansas River with her dad, Brandon. Ella Kate was using a black/hot pink Bobby Garland Jig.

AGFC improving Pendleton Bridge Access to Arkansas River

June 3, 2020

PENDLETON — Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be expanding the boat ramp at the popular access to the Arkansas River beside Pendleton Bridge in Desha County during the next few weeks.

Arkansan sports record-breaking mullet

April 29, 2020

GILLETT – Samuel Yarberry of Bryant landed in the Arkansas state fishing record book, taking a striped mullet with unrestricted tackle March 27.

AGFC advises boaters to stay off Arkansas River during Memorial Day weekend

May 23, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with fun in the sun, fishing, and enjoying time on the water, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is warning everyone to steer clear of the Arkansas River this year, due to the massive amount of water being released from reservoirs throughout Oklahoma that have nearly reached capacity from spring rainfall.