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Catalpa worms make excellent natural bait for summer fishing

July 8, 2020

JONESBORO — Fish bait can be found in many forms at most tackle retailers. Worms, crickets, minnows, wax worms and other creatures fill boxes and bins. Prepared baits are also found in a wide variety of forms, smells and textures. All of these baits have their place and time on a hook, but few rival a natural seasonal bait that shows up in Arkansas in mid-summer: the catalpa worm.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 8, 2020

Ella Kate Brown caught her personal best crappie, 14.5 inches long, while recently fishing the backwater of the Arkansas River with her dad, Brandon. Ella Kate was using a black/hot pink Bobby Garland Jig.

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.