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AGFC stocks nearly half-million shad into Greers Ferry Lake

Sept. 13, 2023

HEBER SPRINGS — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission boosted the food chain at Greers Ferry Lake this week with the release of at least 476,000 threadfin shad from the lake’s nursery pond near Mill Creek Recreation Area.

Keep it between the buoys

Aug. 23, 2023

LITTLE ROCK – The heat of summer often leads anglers to large rivers where current breaks can position bass and other sport fish for fishing that lasts longer than the first hour after sunrise. But traveling on a river like the Arkansas and navigating some of Arkansas’s shallower, more cover-filled reservoirs can be a daunting task for people who don’t know what all those buoys and channel markers mean. How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down a river?

High school scholars plant conservation roots in Pine Bluff Harbor

Aug. 9, 2023

PINE BLUFF — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with the American Fisheries Society, led 30 prospective future fisheries biologists in establishing more than 300 yards of aquatic habitat in the Arkansas River in July.

New AGFC Fisheries chief Laird hatches plan for tackling big projects

Aug. 9, 2023

Tommy Laird, a 33-year veteran with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division, didn’t ever see himself as chief of the division, but he also didn’t count on AGFC Director Austin Booth’s persuasive skills when it came time to fill the role in June.

Celebrate 75 years of Lake Conway angling with no limits and tagged fish promotion

July 21, 2023

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted at yesterday’s regularly scheduled meeting to lift all daily limits and length limits on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir.

AGFC adds veggies to Greers Ferry Lake recipe

July 19, 2023

HEBER SPRINGS — The recipe for healthy aquatic habitat on many Arkansas lakes isn’t quite complete without a fair share of vegetables, but that ingredient has been lacking at Greers Ferry Lake and many other Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs for many years. An intensified effort by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists may prove to be the secret sauce for an improved fishing experience if a new cooking technique pans out.

AGFC raises the bar at Lower Jack’s boating access

July 12, 2023

CAMDEN — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed a new paved boat-launching facility at Lower Jack’s Access on Lower White Oak Lake.