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Biologists planting the seeds for future fishing at Lake Monticello

July 29, 2020

MONTICELLO — With blistering summer heat upon us, most anglers reserve their fishing for the relative comfort of early morning. Fisheries biologists working on Lake Monticello took to that same schedule when they conducted a massive habitat project on the lakebed of Lake Monticello in Drew County last week. Getting an early start Monday through Friday, 15 biologists from across the state joined forces to create an extensive labyrinth of wooden cover in key portions of the lake while it is undergoing repairs.

Oxbows natural option for anglers

July 29, 2020

JONESBORO — Arkansas is blessed with a multitude of fishing holes. Manmade reservoirs, and large rivers to upland streams and small ponds, Arkansas has almost anything a fisherman could want.

Catalpa worms make excellent natural bait for summer fishing

July 8, 2020

JONESBORO — Fish bait can be found in many forms at most tackle retailers. Worms, crickets, minnows, wax worms and other creatures fill boxes and bins. Prepared baits are also found in a wide variety of forms, smells and textures. All of these baits have their place and time on a hook, but few rival a natural seasonal bait that shows up in Arkansas in mid-summer: the catalpa worm.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 8, 2020

Ella Kate Brown caught her personal best crappie, 14.5 inches long, while recently fishing the backwater of the Arkansas River with her dad, Brandon. Ella Kate was using a black/hot pink Bobby Garland Jig.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 1, 2020

Hogging catfish doesn't get a lot of attention among our photos for the Fishing Report, but  (from left) Lee Scallion, JT Whiteaker, Michael Conover and Jayke Throgmartin brought some cats in at Lake Chicot in southeast Arkansas June 6. "They will bite you," Scallion, who sent us the photo, said.

 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 24, 2020

This Memphis angler named Lesley enjoyed fishing the Spring River recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 17, 2020

Robert Bellinger caught these bass using black Zoom Finesse Worms at Dotted Lake near Haskell. Photo provided by Lisa Spencer.