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Storm damage becomes prime habitat for Norfork Lake

Feb. 5, 2020

MOUNTAIN HOME — More than 40 mature trees that fell victim to a freak windstorm in January now have a second life, providing cover for crappie, bass and other fish, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a volunteer student from Calico Rock High School.

AGFC hosts public comment meeting on Grand Lake

Jan. 21, 2020

EUDORA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special public comment meeting to discuss water level and fisheries management on Grand Lake in Chicot County from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Eudora Chamber of Commerce Building. The building is at 125 South Main St.

More than 9.4 million fish stocked in Arkansas lakes in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries produced and stocked more than 9.3 million fish during 2019 to improve fishing conditions for Arkansas anglers in 2019.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 18, 2019

We've seen a lot of nice trout taken in the Spring River, but Doug Bishop found the bass biting there as well with a nice haul. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 11, 2019

Guide Mark Crawford reports that big rainbows are on the move now in the Spring River in north Arkansas and his client, David Aplin from Memphis, displays his catch.

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.