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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.

Fish harvest is a key tool in conservation of resources

June 10, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Some fishing conservation methods require more taking than leaving. Such is the case with several Arkansas lakes that, with no creel limits on certain species such as channel catfish, are encouraging anglers to take an unlimited number of that particular fish.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 10, 2020

Rum Binkley caught a massive striper fishing out of Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental on Norfork Lake using a topwater Zara Spook. Photo provided by Steven Street.

Canceled hatchery fishing derbies result in bonus catfish stockings throughout Arkansas

June 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Precautions to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 have forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel the annual fishing derbies held at its five fish hatcheries in June, but anglers throughout the state will still be able to enjoy some quality time chasing catfish. AGFC hatcheries are delivering thousands of pounds of catchable-sized catfish to small, publicly accessible ponds throughout Arkansas to prepare for Free Fishing Weekend, June 12-14.

Stinky stuff! Catfish baits that reek of success

June 3, 2020

The catfish may be one of the most misunderstood of all Arkansas’s sportfish. It occurs in practically every body of water in the state, grows to gigantic proportions, and is easy to catch with inexpensive equipment. Top off those features with its fantastic flavor, and it’s amazing that anyone would look down on these hardy fish.