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Baitfish make up significant number of stockings in 2020

Jan. 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – When there are more mouths to feed, the focus turns to providing those mouths with food. That’s the evolving stance at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission when it pertains to fish production and stockings.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 14, 2021

Will Heaton is masked up, not only for being safe and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, but also because it was cold fishing on the Spring River. But he still caught this photogenic smallmouth bass, which have been biting there of late. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Lake Monticello habitat work builds before wet conditions arrive

Jan. 13, 2021

MONTICELLO – Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 7, 2021

Carlin Stewart of Fayetteville brought in this big, beautiful striper off Beaver Lake recently while fishing with guides Jon Conklin of FishOn Guides and Chris Kellar with One One Guides. Photo provided by Jon Conklin.

 

 

 

Invasive plant threatens angling, hunting at Millwood Lake

Jan. 6, 2021

ASHDOWN — Giant salvinia, a harmful aquatic plant, was discovered in Millwood Lake Monday, Dec. 28, by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Army Corps of Engineers staff. This is the fourth known location in southern Arkansas infected by the aquatic invasive species.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Dec. 17, 2020

Brandon Suga holds a nice Spring River rainbow trout on a recent, cold-weather outing in northeast Arkansas. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Sixty new habitat structures put in place on Greers Ferry Lake

Dec. 16, 2020

HEBER SPRINGS – Anglers at Greers Ferry Lake will see an immediate benefit in coming months from a large-scale habitat project conducted Nov. 30-Dec. 4 at Greers Ferry Lake that involved 23 biologists and technicians of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division.