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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 8, 2022

Tommy Laird, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission assistant chief in the Fisheries Division, helps with the stocking of rather large blue catfish that were donated recently to the AGFC for use in the agency's Family and Community Fishing Program ponds. The catfish producer from south Arkansas who wished to remain anonymous, donated more than 10,000 pounds of blue catfish, with most fish weighing more than 7 pounds and some giants tipping the scales at the 30-pound mark. The AGFC typically stocks channel catfish when providing catchable-sized fish for anglers in ponds, but these blue catfish will offer even more fight and provide excellent table fare for those anglers lucky enough to hook, and land, these larger targets. The FCFP has nearly 50 fishing locations around the state. VIsit  www.agfc.com/familyfishing to find one near you.

 

Seniors’ fishing derby returns to Maumelle

Sept. 7, 2022

MAUMELLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program welcomes all anglers 50 years and older to Lake Valencia for the largest senior citizen community fishing event in Arkansas, 9 a.m. until noon, Sept. 9.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 1, 2022

Zach Baird from Howard, Colorado, was throwing a small articulated streamer pattern called the "Swim Coach" on a 7-weight rod with a 200 grain sink line in low water of the Little Red River and ended up pulling this brown trout off the bank on an evening trip. Photo provided by Mike Winkler.

Big blue catfish kick off fall at family fishing locations

Aug. 31, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - Break out the fishing rods and kick off fall with a chance at a monster catfish, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program and a generous donation from an Arkansas catfish producer.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 25, 2022

Landon Moore from Conway caught this 7.5-pound largemouth bass on a Googan Squad Juicee Jig with a Bandito Bug Trailer flipping under a small bush at his grandparents' farm pond in Sheridan earlier this year.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 18, 2022

Eddie Peña caught his personal best largemouth bass, a fish weighing 7.71 pounds, while fishing Monday evening at the lake at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville. He was walking his dog, Kuzco, and just happened to bring a rod along with him for a walk around the lake. After about eight casts at their turnaround point, he had landed this whopper. Eddie says he was using a spinning rod with 15-pound braid and a 9-inch ribbon tail worm.

Moonlight Monsters

Aug. 17, 2022

MAYFLOWER — Haylee and Logan Applegate have had some amazing memories in Arkansas’s outdoors, but the brother-and-sister duo might have capped off a perfect summer two weeks ago with two of the biggest flathead catfish they’ve ever caught. According to their father, Roger, the two 50-pound flatheads the pair wrangled during a night-fishing foray on Lake Conway are far from the biggest fish swimming in the lake.