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Explore new fishing options during high water

April 15, 2020

JONESBORO — Another wet spring is upon us, and many anglers who rely on rivers, oxbows, backouts and bays have been met with high, muddy water that can create frustrating fishing conditions. But in a state with so many bodies of water, anglers still have some great opportunities to go fishing.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 1, 2020

John Volpe with a 5-pound bass he caught on a rubber worm at a private pond in Pulaski County. Photo provided by Joe Volpe.

Fiddling your way to fresh bait

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Going fishing doesn’t have to mean expensive equipment. It simply takes a hook, some fishing line and some sort of bait. You could dig around in the refrigerator for food-type baits, or make the bait-gathering duty an adventure in itself by gathering worms from the wild. Earthworms are excellent live bait for catfish, bream, bass and even an occasional crappie. And handling a nightcrawler or two will definitely prevent you from getting your hands near your face before washing them. One technique to stock up on some nightcrawlers is to break out a fiddle.

South Arkansas lakes lead pack in latest bass tournament report

March 11, 2020

LITTLE ROCK - If you’re looking for big bass and plenty of good angling action, look to South Arkansas. According to the recently released 2019 Arkansas Tournament Information Program Annual Report, south Arkansas lakes such as Lake Columbia, Lake Erling and Millwood Lake had the best overall rankings among Arkansas bass tournament results last year.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Feb. 19, 2020

Caden Lewis and his dad, Aaron, had a nice day recently on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.

Clean out the freezer with Lake Conway crappie cakes

Feb. 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Winter weather may have many anglers sitting at home dreaming of warmer days, but it won’t be long until water temperatures begin to warm to the upper 50-degree range and put the crappie on the move to shallower spawning areas. Anglers looking to clear out some freezer space for fresh fillets need look no further than Page 42 of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s cookbook, A Celebration of Conservation: 100 AGFC Recipes” and the recipe for Lake Conway slab crappie cakes.

AGFC fishing reports hook up anglers with the details

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK ‑ Anglers looking to find the latest information on their local lakes and rivers need look no further than the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website. The AGFC’s fishing report has been a staple in many newspapers and magazines for decades, helping people connect with their targets. It’s also available digitally through the AGFC’s website, email newsletters and social media channels.