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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.

Slow leak causes troubles at Tri-County Lake

March 31, 2021

FORDYCE — Managing fisheries is a fight against Father Time, and it’s a battle the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been fighting for decades. Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake in Calhoun County is one of many lakes throughout the state that’s showing its age.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 25, 2021

This younger from Bella Vista was fishing with guide Austin Kennedy on the Beaver Lake tailwater recently when he caught this nice rainbow trout using Pautzke Firegel. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Life list adds angling excitement

March 24, 2021

Lists are commonplace in our society; shopping lists, to-do lists and wish lists are found in most every household. Most lists are met with anxiety, but there is a list that each Arkansas angler should try to keep: an Arkansas fish list.