May 31, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking trout anglers in The Natural State to keep an eye on their inbox in the next few weeks in case they are selected to participate in the AGFC Trout Program’s statewide angler survey. The survey is being conducted by HDNR Consulting to help the AGFC learn more about how they can help meet trout anglers’ expectations in Arkansas.
April 19, 2023
COTTER — Arkansas’s famed trout tailwaters are home to some of the largest trout in the world, including the 40 pound, 4 ounce brown trout caught by Rip Collins in 1992 that held the world record spot for 17 years (and still holds the world record for 4-lb.-test fishing line). Now the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will allow state record submissions for another trout species, this time for tiger trout.
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.
Oct. 20, 2022
An angler from Kansas (left) was fishing with guide Austin Kennedy (right) when he brought in this nice walleye out of the Beaver Lake tailwater below the Beaver Lake Dam. This tank of a walleye measured 31.5 inches and weighed over 13 pounds, Austin reports.
Oct. 13, 2022
One of guide Austin Kennedy's clients, this one from Texas, enjoyed landing a 25-inch walleye in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater recently. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.
Sept. 29, 2022
Chuck Lajuanesse returned to the Spring River to join guide Mark Crawford on the trek for hungry smallmouth, walleye and trout. Crawford said the river is low but clear and at the right temperature for a good bite from those species.
Sept. 22, 2022
The north ramp (canal access, county ramp, or Westmoreland Ramp) on Mercer Bayou was inspected, sprayed again and reopened Thursday, Sept. 22. Giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic species than can take over a body of water, was spotted before Labor Day weekend in the canal access and was moved, and has not been found on the bayou in almost two weeks now, so all public access ramps are open, according to AGFC biologist Dylan Hann.