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Low water brings boating hazards near the surface

Sept. 27, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — A hot, dry summer has left Arkansas lakes and rivers lower than usual for the arrival of fall, and the weather has brought water hazards closer to the surface. Recreational boaters and anglers need to be extra vigilant these days.

AGFC doubles bounty on Lake Conway rewards

Sept. 27, 2023

MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is doubling down on its “Cash In on Conway” fishing promotion, increasing the prize money for each tagged fish from $500 to $1,000.

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.