Stay safe making waves this Memorial Day
May 24, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Memorial Day weekend may still technically be part of spring, but it’s the unofficial beginning of summer in most Arkansans’ minds. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants everyone to have a great weekend enjoying all The Natural State has to offer, but please remember to take safety seriously. Wear your life jacket, only operate a boat sober and respect the power of the water.
Rare Mississippi River management area offers isolated experience for explorers at heart
April 26, 2023
HELENA — A trip to Buck Island Wildlife Management Area may take a little extra effort, but it offers an unspoiled view of the Mississippi River few have the pleasure of experiencing. The 1,510-acre island in the Mississippi River just north of Helena River Park is accessible only by boat and is an excellent point for advanced paddlers to begin the journey to Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA 106 river miles south along the Lower Mississippi River Water Trail.
Listen to Paddle Palooza on Arkansas Wildlife Podcast
April 5, 2023
PONCA — Trey Reid and Jeff Williams from the Arkansas Wildlife crew sit down with Kerry and Debbie Moore of Moore Outdoors on the Big Piney as well Brad Wimberly of Turner Bend Outfitter on the Mulberry to talk about all things outfitters, paddling and stream fishing for smallmouth bass.
Ozark outfitters tell tales in Arkansas Wildlife
March 1, 2023
Four outfitters swap stories for Arkansas Wildlife Magazine and Podcast. Their stories reflect perseverance, integrity and a healthy respect for their clients and nature. Be sure to catch them all in the March/April issue of Arkansas Wildlife.
New angling access ‘slides in’ at Cadron Creek
Feb. 2, 2022
QUITMAN — Anglers interested in putting a canoe or kayak on Cadron Creek in Cleburne County and a new access dedicated to launching these small craft thanks to a project funded by Marine Fuel Tax funds.
Prepare for the cold at tailwater trout locations this summer
July 7, 2021
HEBER SPRINGS — Although not normally thought of as float streams, Arkansas’s trout-fishing areas are quickly gaining solid reputations with the growing numbers of kayak anglers in the Natural State. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would like to remind all boaters that preparing for a safe day on cold, flowing water in summer requires extra precautions beyond what most flat-water paddlers typically experience.
Find your next fishing hot spot free on agfc.com
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.