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Trophy-class fish recognized by Arkansas Master Angler program

Feb. 26, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Late winter and early spring are typically the best times of year to hook into big fish. While only one catch can qualify as Arkansas’s state record for a certain species, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Master Angler program is a great way to recognize all of your trophy catches.

Clean out the freezer with Lake Conway crappie cakes

Feb. 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Winter weather may have many anglers sitting at home dreaming of warmer days, but it won’t be long until water temperatures begin to warm to the upper 50-degree range and put the crappie on the move to shallower spawning areas. Anglers looking to clear out some freezer space for fresh fillets need look no further than Page 42 of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s cookbook, A Celebration of Conservation: 100 AGFC Recipes” and the recipe for Lake Conway slab crappie cakes.

AGFC fishing reports hook up anglers with the details

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK ‑ Anglers looking to find the latest information on their local lakes and rivers need look no further than the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website. The AGFC’s fishing report has been a staple in many newspapers and magazines for decades, helping people connect with their targets. It’s also available digitally through the AGFC’s website, email newsletters and social media channels.

Storm damage becomes prime habitat for Norfork Lake

Feb. 5, 2020

MOUNTAIN HOME — More than 40 mature trees that fell victim to a freak windstorm in January now have a second life, providing cover for crappie, bass and other fish, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a volunteer student from Calico Rock High School.

AGFC hosts public comment meeting on Grand Lake

Jan. 21, 2020

EUDORA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special public comment meeting to discuss water level and fisheries management on Grand Lake in Chicot County from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Eudora Chamber of Commerce Building. The building is at 125 South Main St.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Dec. 11, 2019

Guide Mark Crawford reports that big rainbows are on the move now in the Spring River in north Arkansas and his client, David Aplin from Memphis, displays his catch.

AGFC powers up SWEPCO Lake with massive fish habitat project

Dec. 11, 2019

SILOAM SPRINGS — During the last week, biologists and staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission planted a literal forest of fish habitat under the surface of SWEPCO Lake in northwest Arkansas. Throughout the week, men and women cut, tied and sank nearly 500 mature hardwood trees into the lake to create habitat for bass, crappie and other sportfish in the 500-acre powerplant reservoir.