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Fish consumption advisory issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes

Jan. 25, 2023

MOUNTAIN HOME – According to the Arkansas Department of Health, anglers pursuing walleye on Bull Shoals Lake in Marion, Baxter and Boone counties, and Norfork Lake in Baxter and Fulton counties may want to pay attention to the amount of fish they consume from these lakes. Last week, the ADH issued a fish consumption advisory for large walleye in these two north Arkansas reservoirs.

Cool water changes complexion of bass, other sport fish

Dec. 7, 2022

TEXARKANA — According to Dylan Hann, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries supervisor for southwest Arkansas, some anglers have called with reports of red dots on the skin of some bass they’ve caught. He stresses that there’s no cause for alarm.

Anglers and boaters advised to use caution during summer heat

July 20, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Temperatures hovering in the triple digits may have you yearning for a day on the water. Whether you’re catching some deep brush pile crappie, catching big river catfish or just catching some rays on a pleasure boat, it’s important to keep in mind that too much of a good thing can be damaging to your health.

Millwood one of many Arkansas lakes seeing Florida bass boost

June 22, 2022

SARATOGA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatchery trucks delivered a quarter of a million Florida bass to the rich waters of Millwood Lake in southwest Arkansas last week as part of the AGFC’s continued effort to elevate the trophy potential of fish for Natural State bass anglers.

Angler survey study shows no impact from live sonar

Feb. 23, 2022

CAMDEN — Tackle-shop talk may have some anglers convinced that the recent advancements in live-imaging sonar will be the end of fishing as we know it. Research conducted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission may set those anglers’ minds at ease.

Youths learn gun safety, outdoors appreciation in mentored hunt

Jan. 19, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – Randy Douglas treasures the memories of his first exposure to hunting and fishing, beginning around the age of 7, and he’s been determined to pay that back to today’s youths. Douglas hosted 10 fledgling outdoors participants, during the weekend of the November Arkansas youth deer hunt.  Two of whom had won spots for the hunt through The Big Catch, a community fishing event held twice a year in Little Rock. This year, Douglas followed that up on Jan. 1-2 by taking three more young hunters and families to learn about hunting and the outdoors.

Memorialize their first outdoors adventure with a first duck, first deer certificates from AGFC

Dec. 1, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Want to memorialize those unforgettable first Arkansas hunting and moments? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a special way to say, “Welcome to the hunting community,” with customizable certificates that can be given to a person for their first success in the field.