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AGFC to host open-house forums for bass angler input

July 27, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Anglers interested in improving Arkansas’s bass fishing are invited to provide input on the state’s latest Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan at a series of open-house events the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold in August and September. Eleven public forums will be held in locations throughout Arkansas to ensure anglers and other stakeholders from every corner of the state have an opportunity to review the current status of fisheries management, ask questions and provide input on the future of bass management in The Natural State.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 21, 2022

Scott Seaman from northwest Arkansas showes off his limit of walleye that he caught in the Beaver Lake tailwater while fishing recently with guide Austin Kennedy. Kennedy says that walleye are still being caught towards Beaver town and Holiday Island. "Pulling deep-diving crank baits in 20 feet of water has been the preferred method. If you find yourself on a nice school of them, jig them with soft plastics or live minnows," Kennedy said.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 14, 2022

Rob Goshien forwarded to us a photo of his daughter's first fish, which she caught last week. She landed this 5.2-pound bass on a cricket "'all by herself," a proud papa reported. "She has a love for fishing, and we had been catching a lot of big bream on beds," Rob says.



Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 7, 2022

Guide Mike Winkler reports that the cooling water of the Little Red River feels great in this heat wave and the fish have been biting "even when the weatherman says it's going to feel like it's a 110-degree index." Mike's customer, Doug Lillibridge who recently relocated along with his wife to Heber Springs from Fresno, California, shows off his first Arkansas brown trout catch, which he caught on a pheasant tail nymph while fly-fishing on the Little Red. 


Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 30, 2022

An angler from Eureka Springs named Rick, who was fishing with guide Austin Kennedy in the early morning mist of the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater in northwest Arkansas, landed a nice walleye from the tailwater this week.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 23, 2022

Young Owen Thomas seems amazed while dad Nathan Thomas shows off one of the crappie they called on Millwood Lake recently while fishing with guide Mackey Harvin of Millwood Lake Guide Service. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 16, 2022

Leigh Craig was fishing with one of Cotter Trout Dock's guides, Doug, when she caught this impressive brown trout on Sunday on the White River.