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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.

White Oak Lake surveys impress biologist

March 28, 2018

CAMDEN – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists conducted electrofishing surveys of Upper and Lower White Oak Lake this week, with impressive results.

AGFC and UAPB tune in to DeGray Lake hybrid bass

March 14, 2018

ARKADELPHIA – Hybrid striped bass are hard-pulling sport fish that have a reputation for being cooperative when bass and crappie become finicky. These man-made crosses of a white bass and their striped bass cousins also cause a bit of controversy between anglers who fish for them and those who prefer other species.

Massachusetts transplant claims top seat in Master Angler Program

March 14, 2018

FLIPPIN – When it comes to big fish, many anglers have a lot of tall tales. But one Arkansas angler can prove that he has more trophy-size fish under his belt than anyone. Last year, Roger Pyzocha, a Massachusetts native who now lives in Flippin caught his 23rd Arkansas fish that qualified for the AGFC’s Master Angler Program.