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Stocked fish add fun at Family and Community Fishing Program locations

April 19, 2021

BENTONVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be delivering catchable-sized channel catfish throughout the state this week, and no anglers are ready for the additional fish like the young men and women who frequent Lake Bentonville in northeast Arkansas.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 15, 2021

Caroline Beavers brought in a 19-inch brown trout on the Little Red River this week. Photo provided by Greg Seaton.

Fishing formulas for papermouths

April 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — With the crappie spawn in full swing, many anglers have ditched their catfish poles and bass-fishing rods and headed to the bank for some of the best-tasting fish to swim in Arkansas waters. With a slew of spinners, crankbaits, grubs and other bait choices available, we asked three crappie-fishing fools who work for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission a simple question: “When you look at the hook, what’s on the end of your line?”

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 8, 2021

Neil Ward (above) of Texarkana joined angler (and Fishing Report correspondent) Charles Abernathy on Dierks Lake where they caught a nice mess of crappie. "It was a good day," Charles reports. Charles' dog, Charlie, got to go along as well

AGFC continues to cut new roads on the water

April 7, 2021

MAYFLOWER — Anglers on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir will again see improved infrastructure to help them navigate its waters safely with a new phase of boat lane renovations later this month. Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will use a specially modified barge to cut stumps under the water’s surface that have posed navigational hazards for decades and given the lake the nickname “Ol’ Stumpy,” from its anglers. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 1, 2021

A Little Rock client of guide Mike Siefert named Darrin landed this nice bass on Millwood Lake this past week. This one weighed in at about 5 pounds. Mike said bass upward of 10 pounds in weight have been caught on Millwood in the past several days. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Anglers contribute catch to conservation

March 31, 2021

ROGERS — Anglers competing in the Beaver Lake Crappie Series L.O. VanZant Memorial Tournament on Beaver Lake did more than show off their skills last weekend, they also contributed to the future of fishing in northwest Arkansas. Thanks to a partnership between tournament directors and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 130 crappie were placed into the lake’s nursery pond to lay their eggs and produce hundreds of thousands of crappie fingerlings that will be released into the lake later in the year.