MOUNTAIN HOME - Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in the portion of the White River just downstream of Bull Shoals Dam last week.
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 ROCK - Fishing automatically conjures images of days spent on the boat, but according to a survey conducted for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 47 percent of Arkansas anglers fish from the bank. And the AGFC is tackling shoreline access with renewed fervor as a result.
HOT SPRINGS - Fifty-six of the best bass anglers in the world will be showing off their catch and talking to huge crowds at this weekend’s Forrest Wood Cup in Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs, but biologists and tournament officials will be scrambling to take care of the true stars of the show, the largemouth and spotted bass to be displayed during the event’s weigh-ins at 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
LITTLE ROCK - One of the best ways to beat the heat of summer for a camping/fishing combination is a trip to the cool tailwaters formed by Norfork, Bull Shoals and Greers Ferry Lakes. The dams forming these Corps of Engineers impoundments release cold water from the bottom of the water column. That rush of cold water can chase away the stifling heat, offering a brief respite from the summer sun.
HOT SPRINGS - Many Lake Ouachita largemouths may have an increased aptitude for growth, thanks to a pilot Florida bass stocking project implemented by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission from 2007-2014.
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.