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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 6, 2022

One of Beaver Lake fishing guide Jon Conklin's regular clients from Texas (above) and another fishing buddy ventured up to Northwest Arkansas and had a great trip recently. Crappie, stripers and walleye are all biting in the big lake.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

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. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 15, 2022

Justin Yancey sent us this photo of his 6 year old son, Gavin Yancey, working really hard for a rainbow trout on the Little Red River this past weekend. Justin says "I wanted to share this picture to encourage everyone to take a kid fishing. You won't regret it."

Wild Science Webinar: September 2022 - Optimizing Sampling Protocols of Flathead Catfish in Ouachita River and WRICE: Partnerships and Benefits to Participants

Sept. 14, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. In this month's webinar, Jacob Martin, District 6 Fisheries Management Biologist, will present "Optimizing Sampling Protocols: Evaluating how Electrofishing Settings affect the Capture of Flathead Catfish in the Ouachita River" and Jessica Feltz, Conservation Social Scientist, in collaboration with Luke Naylor, Wildlife Management Division Chief, will present "WRICE: Partnerships and the Benefits to Participants".