Nov. 17, 2022
Tome Kelly had a great day on Norfork Lake this past week, catching some healthy stripers on a spoon in 40 feet of water fishing out of Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental. Photo provided by Steven Street.
Oct. 20, 2022
An angler from Kansas (left) was fishing with guide Austin Kennedy (right) when he brought in this nice walleye out of the Beaver Lake tailwater below the Beaver Lake Dam. This tank of a walleye measured 31.5 inches and weighed over 13 pounds, Austin reports.
Oct. 13, 2022
One of guide Austin Kennedy's clients, this one from Texas, enjoyed landing a 25-inch walleye in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater recently. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.
Sept. 29, 2022
Chuck Lajuanesse returned to the Spring River to join guide Mark Crawford on the trek for hungry smallmouth, walleye and trout. Crawford said the river is low but clear and at the right temperature for a good bite from those species.
Sept. 22, 2022
The north ramp (canal access, county ramp, or Westmoreland Ramp) on Mercer Bayou was inspected, sprayed again and reopened Thursday, Sept. 22. Giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic species than can take over a body of water, was spotted before Labor Day weekend in the canal access and was moved, and has not been found on the bayou in almost two weeks now, so all public access ramps are open, according to AGFC biologist Dylan Hann.
Aug. 11, 2022
Dawson Pounders of Cabot, Arkansas went fishing with his Pop-e (Ed Colvard) and clearly did not leave disappointed. This largemouth bass was caught on the Dale Bumpers White River Refuge weighing in at 4.5 pounds. Ed says that Dawson is "my little fishing buddy." We hope to see many more great catches from this duo.
Aug. 4, 2022
A youngster named Sydney from Tennessee caught a lunker of a rainbow trout, a fish that measured 22 inches and was caught in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater in northwest Arkansas. Guide Austin Kennedy took Sydney and family out on the water for a memorable day.