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AGFC powers up SWEPCO Lake with massive fish habitat project

Dec. 11, 2019

SILOAM SPRINGS — During the last week, biologists and staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission planted a literal forest of fish habitat under the surface of SWEPCO Lake in northwest Arkansas. Throughout the week, men and women cut, tied and sank nearly 500 mature hardwood trees into the lake to create habitat for bass, crappie and other sportfish in the 500-acre powerplant reservoir.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Nov. 27, 2019

Carl Bedell from Washington, D.C., found the Spring River full of hungry bass recently despite the cold temperatures. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Youth bass fishing team earns $1,000 without wetting a line

Oct. 23, 2019

MT. IDA — The anglers of Lake Ouachita High School Fishing Team may still be a few years from taking on the challenge of top-level tournament angling, but they already are showing the character of true sportsmen and women through their conservation actions. The team netted a $1,000 grant from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to help fund their organization after successfully completing a fish habitat project on Lake Ouachita this summer.

New videos make it easy to find fish on Arkansas lakes

Aug. 20, 2019

 

LITTLE ROCK — The summer heat can push most fish deep, especially during the middle of the day. Finding these fish is all about finding the cover they’re holding on. Thanks to the work of the AGFC, thousands of deep-water hot spots are available for anglers. Here’s how to find them.

AGFC works behind scenes at FLW Cup

Aug. 7, 2019

HOT SPRINGS — The Black Bass Program and the Family and Community Fishing Program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be helping behind the scenes this week as Fishing League Worldwide’s 2019 FLW Cup returns to the Hot Springs area.

AGFC removes all daily sportfish limits from Lake Monticello

July 29, 2019

MONTICELLO - The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission removed all daily sportfish limits and length limits on Lake Monticello for all species of fish in an emergency proclamation today as a result of the recent decision by the City of Monticello to drain the lake for repairs to its dam. 

Despite spring setbacks, AGFC hatcheries deliver Florida bass on time

July 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery delivered the last batch of Florida largemouth bass fingerlings to Millwood Lake and White Oak Lake in early July, completing the second-highest annual stocking of these fish in Arkansas.