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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 13, 2020

Jack Robinett found that high water can be productive with this male brown trout. He caught this big one on the White River May 6.

AGFC issues irrigation warning for Lakes Conway and Overcup

April 30, 2020

CONWAY — Employees and contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be conducting herbicide applications to Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir and Lake Overcup beginning in May and ending in September.

Fishing rod perfect measuring stick for social distancing

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — People confused about how far to stand from others when social distancing could learn a lot from an angler. Just act like you’re casting a fishing rod. 

Improved stump removal process to renovate Lake Conway boat lanes

March 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Driving a boat on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir can be a bit difficult due to the thousands of stumps sitting just below the surface of the water, but thanks to some advances in technology, “Old Stumpy” will soon see a shave. The Arkansas Game and Fish is contracting Stump Busters underwater stump removal service to clear and renovate the boat lanes throughout the lake.

Lake Conway water level crests, Palarm Creek receding

June 7, 2019

MAYFLOWER - At 10 a.m. this morning (June 7, 2019), Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir crested at 267.97 feet above mean sea level, 5 feet above its normal elevation. The water level within Palarm Creek, which was coming into the lake, has now fallen enough for AGFC staff to open the gates and begin evacuating water. Baring any major rain events, it will still take several days for the lake to drop below flood stage (266.0 feet msl).

Lake Conway exceeds flood pool, closure of Arkansas highway expected

June 5, 2019

MAYFLOWER — As of 8 a.m. today, the water level at Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir has surpassed flood stage, and is continuing to rise one foot every 24 hours. Portions of Arkansas Highway 89 are expected to be blocked by floodwater by the end of the day. 

Lake Conway flood warning

June 3, 2019

MAYFLOWER - The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Flood Warning for Lake Conway. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission predicts Lake Conway will exceed the flood stage of 266 feet mean sea level (normal pool is 263 feet MSL) by June 5. The lake will continue rising after Wednesday, but the peak level is unknown at this time.