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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 22, 2021

The Spring River produces an assortment of great fish to make a full day of fishing, including this brown trout caught by a happy angler fishing with guide Mark Crawford of Spring River Flies and Guides.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 15, 2021

Doyce, Karissa, and Hannah Garner (left to right) had a big day catching crappie on DeGray Lake with guide John Duncan. Photo provided by John Duncan.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 8, 2021

Allen Middlebrooks got quite a Father's Day surprise on Lake Hamilton, landing this massive striper that, he estimated, weighed between 50-55 pounds.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 1, 2021

Cooper Jester, who was fishing with his sister, Avry, and guide John Duncan on DeGray Lake, found the crappie still biting well there this week. John says he nicknamed the pair Toad Thumper (for Cooper) and Slab Slayer (for Avry, see her catch below in the DeGray Lake report from John). Crappie fishing has been unusually stronger deeper into June this year, our reports say. Photo provided by John Duncan.


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June 30, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, AGFC biologists sink hundreds of fish attractors made from natural brush or environmentally friendly inert materials in water bodies ranging from community ponds to large U.S. Corps of Engineers reservoirs spanning tens of thousands of surface acres. Adding this sort of cover can help baitfish and young-of-the-year sport fish hide from predators. It also provides sport fish such as bass and crappie ambush points to conserve energy and increase their growth rate.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 24, 2021

After a couple of weeks of terrible conditions due to high water and lots of debris fields throughout, fishing picked back up nicely at Millwood Lake in southwest Arkansas. This angler enjoyed the improved bass bite this week. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Commission pursues opportunity with ASU to expand Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area

June 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously at today’s meeting to authorize the agency’s director to enter into a 10-year cooperative agreement with Arkansas State University to manage a 160-acre tract bordering Cypress Bayou WMA in White County and allow public hunting access to that property under the current regulations of the wildlife management area.