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Cool water changes complexion of bass, other sport fish

Dec. 7, 2022

TEXARKANA — According to Dylan Hann, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries supervisor for southwest Arkansas, some anglers have called with reports of red dots on the skin of some bass they’ve caught. He stresses that there’s no cause for alarm.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Dec. 1, 2022

Regular Fishing Report contributor Lou Gabric of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on Norfork Lake welcomed four of his nephews to the lake during the Thanksgiving holiday, and they had a big time fishing. From left to right are Lane Floyd of Johns Island, South Carolina; Kenton Luff of Austin, Texas; and Cameron Luff and John Creighton from Spring, Texas.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 25, 2022

The impressive smallmouth bass was caught by one of guide Del Colvin's clients, Mike K. (no last name provided) this past week on Bull Shoals Lake. Del says the fishing overall has been good this week on Bull Shoals. If you land a smallmouth like that, we'd say that's a forever memory. Photo provided by Del Colvin.

The high points of low water

Nov. 23, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers who arrive at a few Arkansas lakes during winter may be surprised to discover that the shoreline has grown since their last trip when the sun’s warmth still blanketed the state. Winter drawdowns are common among many Arkansas lakes, and although they may be a bit inconvenient at a few boat ramps, their benefits to the fishery are unmistakable.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 17, 2022

Tome Kelly had a great day on Norfork Lake this past week, catching some healthy stripers on a spoon in 40 feet of water fishing out of Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental. Photo provided by Steven Street.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 10, 2022

Eugene Montgomery is shown with a pretty little rainbow trout caught on a fly yesterday on the White River near Cotter Trout Dock. Eugene was enjoying a November afternoon with the temperature at 80 degrees. That type of weather is about to leave us though, according to weather forecasts. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 3, 2022

Robert Halverson, who visits Arkansas several times a year from Florida to try out several of the state's tailwaters, was throwing a streamer pattern recently called the Swim Coach and landed this dandy brown trout on a chilly morning on the Little Red River. Photo provided by Mike Winkler.