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Florida bass boost being prepared for Lake Ouachita

April 7, 2021

MT. IDA — Lake Ouachita will receive another dose of Florida bass through direct stockings for anglers, but this year will see an added boost of Florida bass through the lake’s nursery pond as well as direct stockings.

Anglers contribute catch to conservation

March 31, 2021

ROGERS — Anglers competing in the Beaver Lake Crappie Series L.O. VanZant Memorial Tournament on Beaver Lake did more than show off their skills last weekend, they also contributed to the future of fishing in northwest Arkansas. Thanks to a partnership between tournament directors and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 130 crappie were placed into the lake’s nursery pond to lay their eggs and produce hundreds of thousands of crappie fingerlings that will be released into the lake later in the year.

Slow leak causes troubles at Tri-County Lake

March 31, 2021

FORDYCE — Managing fisheries is a fight against Father Time, and it’s a battle the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been fighting for decades. Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake in Calhoun County is one of many lakes throughout the state that’s showing its age.

Life list adds angling excitement

March 24, 2021

Lists are commonplace in our society; shopping lists, to-do lists and wish lists are found in most every household. Most lists are met with anxiety, but there is a list that each Arkansas angler should try to keep: an Arkansas fish list.

Lake Greeson gets massive habitat overhaul

March 17, 2021

KIRBY — Last week, 21 biologists and staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission worked with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Greeson Project Office and Daisy State Park to cut, drag and sink more than 1,000 trees in 101 locations at Lake Greeson in southwest Arkansas. The trees will serve as habitat for crappie, bass and other sport fish and will offer anglers excellent locations to target on the aging reservoir.

Arkansas bass tournament report available

March 10, 2021

HOT SPRINGS - Anglers looking for the next place to take a fishing trip can narrow their search to some of Arkansas’s best bass waters with a quick visit to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Black Bass Program web page.

Arkansas boating accidents double in 2020

March 1, 2021

HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas waters saw a spike in the number of boating accidents last year compared to 2019, according to data compiled by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual Boating Accident Year-end Report.