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AGFC offers hundreds of rods and reels to Arkansas anglers

June 3, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — No rod? No reel? No problem. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has more than 100 locations where people can check out fishing equipment just as though they were checking out a library book.
 

Tagged bass in Crooked Creek worth more than a few dollars

June 3, 2019

PYATT — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are collecting and tagging smallmouth bass for angler-based research on Crooked Creek near Yellville. Dozens of smallmouth in this blue-ribbon fishery will sport yellow and red tags inserted alongside the dorsal fin worth a monetary reward.
 

Commissioners’ Cup bass tournament focused on next generation of anglers

May 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and many volunteers, and donations from Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners, high school anglers in Arkansas have a new pinnacle to pursue in bass fishing: the Commissioners’ Cup. In its inaugural year, the tournament will take place on Lake Hamilton June 1-2.

Free Fishing Weekend June 7-9, kids fishing derbies at AGFC hatcheries

May 22, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 7, through midnight Sunday night, June 9.

Anglers reaping dollars catching prized fish in Hot Springs lakes

May 8, 2019

HOT SPRINGS – A local bass tournament on Lake Hamilton became even more profitable than expected for four lucky tourney anglers, who each hauled $1,000 prize-winning bass Saturday, May 4, the fourth day of the 2019 $101,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. 
 

Take it to the bank: Three Arkansas angling options that don’t require a boat

May 1, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Rollercoaster weather and rainy days may have kept some anglers from heading to the water during the early portion of spring, but last weekend’s sunny conditions had many people calling their local Arkansas Game and Fish Commission office looking for a good prospect to get out and wet a line. 
 

Eighth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins May 1

April 10, 2019

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK — The eighth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine begins May 1 and runs through July 31.