April 22, 2020
One of Beaver Lake area fishing guide Austin Kennedy's neighbors, Larry (no last name provided), caught this whopper striper two weeks ago. Larry had never caught a striper before, so Austin says he "hooked him up." Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.
Feb. 26, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — Late winter and early spring are typically the best times of year to hook into big fish. While only one catch can qualify as Arkansas’s state record for a certain species, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Master Angler program is a great way to recognize all of your trophy catches.
Jan. 17, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of amended regulations concerning importing, breeding and selling of captive wildlife species and educational animals in the state at today’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
July 25, 2018
HOT SPRINGS - Many Lake Ouachita largemouths may have an increased aptitude for growth, thanks to a pilot Florida bass stocking project implemented by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission from 2007-2014.
April 18, 2018
HOT SPRINGS – Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery. This is only one of many interesting finds you’ll get perusing the latest version of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, released earlier this year.
March 14, 2018
ARKADELPHIA – Hybrid striped bass are hard-pulling sport fish that have a reputation for being cooperative when bass and crappie become finicky. These man-made crosses of a white bass and their striped bass cousins also cause a bit of controversy between anglers who fish for them and those who prefer other species.
March 7, 2018
WYNNE - On Tuesday, March 20, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a public input meeting regarding fisheries management for largemouth bass on Lake Dunn and Lake Austell. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the visitor center of Village Creek State Park at 201 County Road 754 in Wynne.