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.
Misfit Christmas trees welcome additions to Hot Springs fish habitat
Jan. 21, 2020
HOT SPRINGS - Dozens of 4- to 5-year-old Virginia pine trees once destined for people’s homes during the holidays are now standing watch over anglers’ presents at the bottom of Lake Hamilton. Thanks to a continued partnership with McAlpine Tree Farms in Bismarck, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists and volunteer anglers have been able to add many new pieces of fish habitat around bank-fishing accesses at Lakes Hamilton and Catherine in Hot Springs.
Donate your Christmas tree to boost angling action
Dec. 17, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – Instead of setting your used Christmas tree by the curb the day after Christmas, why not give it a second life as fish habitat in your local lake? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has drop-off locations across the state to leave your tree for an angler to use in their next brush pile.
New videos make it easy to find fish on Arkansas lakes
Aug. 20, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — The summer heat can push most fish deep, especially during the middle of the day. Finding these fish is all about finding the cover they’re holding on. Thanks to the work of the AGFC, thousands of deep-water hot spots are available for anglers. Here’s how to find them.
Lake Columbia crappie angler strikes gold
Aug. 14, 2019
MAGNOLIA – The sun may have cooked away any rainbows over Lake Columbia on Saturday, July 27, but local angler David Lee Sisson certainly found the proverbial pot of gold when he netted a fish few in the fishing world have ever heard of. A golden crappie surfaced at the end of his line during one of his frequent trips to the 3,000-acre fishing destination in Columbia County.
Add a little Christmas spirit to your favorite fishing hole
Dec. 19, 2018
LITTLE ROCK — That Christmas tree that stands proudly above gifts on Christmas morning has plenty of giving left to do if you’re an angler. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has established drop-off locations for all leftover Christmas trees near popular fishing destinations to give them a new life as fish habitat.
Major fish habitat projects continue for large north Arkansas lakes
Nov. 28, 2018
MOUNTAIN HOME - Frigid temperatures and shorter days may have many people’s eyes focused on the deer stand or duck blind, but Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists and staff have been fighting frozen noses and numb fingers for the last week adding massive amounts of natural cover to Norfork Lake.