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Lake June revitalized and ready for rain

Oct. 17, 2018

STAMPS - Representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held a special dedication Friday, Oct. 12, to thank local anglers and officials for their partnership and patience in revitalizing the 80-acre Lake June - an ongoing project during the last two years.
 

Horsehead Lake set for fall drawdown

Aug. 29, 2018

HARMONY - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will lower the water level of Horsehead Lake beginning Sept. 4. The drawdown will lower the lake’s water level by 3 to 5 feet and should last until mid-winter.

Little Red River Fish Camp recruits leaders, conservationists

July 18, 2018

HEBER SPRINGS - Members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission joined local trout guides, educators and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week to teach 35 4th- through 6th-grade students about fishing and conservation of our aquatic resources at the 3rd annual Little Red River Fish Camp at JFK Park in Heber Springs.

Spring salad bar finally open for bass anglers

May 23, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE – Something’s finally peeking its head from beneath the surface of the water, and it has bass anglers beaming. While slow to grow this year, the water willow and many other aquatic grasses are starting to grow rapidly, forming a treasure trove of fishing opportunity throughout the state.

Farm pond workshop at Lake Dardanelle State Park May 24

May 9, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special workshop for landowners on how to manage their farm ponds for fish at a free workshop at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center from 7 to 9 p.m., May 24.
 

Black bass plan expands focus, increases angler input

April 18, 2018

HOT SPRINGS – Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery. This is only one of many interesting finds you’ll get perusing the latest version of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, released earlier this year.

New state crayfish discovered, named for AGFC biologist

April 4, 2018

BENTON – National researchers publish paper revealing new crayfish species with scientific name honoring AGFC Biologist Brian Wagner.