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.
Oct. 6, 2022
One of Beaver Lake fishing guide Jon Conklin's regular clients from Texas (above) and another fishing buddy ventured up to Northwest Arkansas and had a great trip recently. Crappie, stripers and walleye are all biting in the big lake.
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.
Sept. 15, 2022
Justin Yancey sent us this photo of his 6 year old son, Gavin Yancey, working really hard for a rainbow trout on the Little Red River this past weekend. Justin says "I wanted to share this picture to encourage everyone to take a kid fishing. You won't regret it."
Sept. 8, 2022
Tommy Laird, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission assistant chief in the Fisheries Division, helps with the stocking of rather large blue catfish that were donated recently to the AGFC for use in the agency's Family and Community Fishing Program ponds. The catfish producer from south Arkansas who wished to remain anonymous, donated more than 10,000 pounds of blue catfish, with most fish weighing more than 7 pounds and some giants tipping the scales at the 30-pound mark. The AGFC typically stocks channel catfish when providing catchable-sized fish for anglers in ponds, but these blue catfish will offer even more fight and provide excellent table fare for those anglers lucky enough to hook, and land, these larger targets. The FCFP has nearly 50 fishing locations around the state. VIsit www.agfc.com/familyfishing to find one near you.
Sept. 1, 2022
Zach Baird from Howard, Colorado, was throwing a small articulated streamer pattern called the "Swim Coach" on a 7-weight rod with a 200 grain sink line in low water of the Little Red River and ended up pulling this brown trout off the bank on an evening trip. Photo provided by Mike Winkler.