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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 21, 2020

Brandon Lammers of Texas hauled in this nice brown trout measuring just over 19 inches in length from the Beaver Lake tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy. There were lots of big brown trout sitings and catches in the Arkansas trout waters this past week, as they appear on the move.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 14, 2020

Billy Vanderbilt went fishing for rainbow trout in the Spring River in northeast Arkansas and found success. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 7, 2020

Brandon Pellham caught this 26.5-inch-long brown trout at Parker Bottoms in the Beaver Lake tailwater last Friday. Brandon was using a 2.5-inch Rapala Husky Jerk Minnow on a Fenwick HMG Rod, Mitchell308 reel with a 6-pound Power Pro Braid. Brandon released the trout back to the tailwater after this photo; perhaps another angler will catch it someday, he said. Photo provided by Jeremy Brown.

Fall fishing heating up in The Natural State

Oct. 7, 2020

JONESBORO — As the temperatures drop and the leaves change color, the thoughts of most Arkansans turn to the pursuit of deer, ducks, squirrels and other game. Fishing is put on the back burner, but the changing seasons and dropping temperatures will spur the fish of Arkansas into a feeding frenzy that can lead to some of the best angling days of the year.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 30, 2020

Kara Reinbolt from Holiday Island recently brought in this nice 23-inch rainbow trout on the Beaver Lake tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 16, 2020

Craig Harrison of Bryant pulled this catfish, a 20-pounder, out of the Arkansas River recently using skipjack.

Progress at Lake Poinsett

Sept. 16, 2020

HARRISBURG — As trucks unload large gray riprap and spray improved shorelines around Lake Poinsett in Poinsett County, Brett Timmons and his natural resources program technician, Tristan Bulice from Arkansas State University, continue to drag artificial habitat structures to the bed of the lake, nearing the end of a three-year marathon. The 471-acre lake has been dry since 2017 to complete a massive renovation involving many moving parts.