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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 19, 2022

Gary Harris caught this catfish on a Rat-L-Trap in shallow water late in the evening while bass fishing on Lake Ouachita last weekend. Catfish will begin spawning in later spring, so begin to look first for a nice flathead bite around the Memorial Day weekend holiday. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 5, 2022

Bryson Harpole of Beebe caught this dandy brown trout on the Little Red River while fishing with guide Mike Winkler of Little Red Fly Fishing Trips. Greers Ferry Lake is high and the Army Corps of Engineers has been moving water off the lake with long (12-hour) releases at the dam. Nevertheless, Mike says, when the water is falling out the trout fishing on the Little Red has been very good. Caddis patterns and pheasant tail nymphs along with midge patterns have been great, he said, and streamer fishing has been excellent. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 14, 2022

Jonathan Still put his kayak to good use on Overcup Lake in Conway County, hooking this nice crappie. Lacey Williams of Lakeview Landing at Overcup, who provided the photo, says crappie are moving in slowing, and some are still out in deeper spots of Overcup. Jigs are the go-to bait right now. While they're also still waiting on fish to move back toward the dock, the angling around the levee "is great," Lacey said. Lakeview Landing is off Arkansas Highway 95.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 7, 2022

Mark Crawford guided Hannah (no last name available) to a nice rainbow catch on the Spring River this past week. The Spring River has a lot of water now, making wading difficult, but the boating anglers are finding trout biting great when they add a little more weight to get the fly down. Also, Mark notes that the campgrounds have all opened for the summer season, and  they'll provide more wade access when the high water drops. Trout stockings have add more catch possibilities, too, he says.

 

 

 

Lake Poinsett Rededicated, Ready for Boating, Anglers

April 6, 2022

HARRISBURG – Lake Poinsett was officially rededicated Tuesday with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff and local officials on hand at Lake Poinsett State Park to celebrate the completion of the lake’s $3.5 million renovation.

AGFC, partners stock more than 12.5 million fish in 2021

Jan. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers wetting a line in the waters of The Natural State have a lot of fishing, and fish, to look forward to. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trout hatcheries and other partners, delivered more than 12.5 million fish to Arkansas waters during 2021.

Clean slate waiting for water at Lake Monticello

Nov. 24, 2021

MONTICELLO — After two years of drawdowns and construction work, the city of Monticello was able to close the gates at its namesake lake in Drew County last week, hoping to see the fish and recreational opportunities in the reservoir flourish again once the lake refills.