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Take it slow for winter fishing

Dec. 8, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — As water temperatures in lakes throughout Arkansas finally start to dip into the 50s, many anglers will hang up their rods and reels after a prolonged warm season that offered many extra days of comfortable fishing. However, for those willing to bundle up and brave a few chilly hours, fishing can still offer some great action if you change your mindset and tactics.

AGFC evaluating largemouth and smallmouth bass length limits on Norfork Lake

Dec. 1, 2021

MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anglers for their input into a possible change to the minimum length limits for all black bass species on Norfork Lake in north Arkansas.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocks ponds with rainbow trout for winter

Nov. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is getting a head start on the holiday season by releasing hundreds of rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state.

Offer input on Arkansas bass management

Nov. 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public input into the next version of its Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, which is currently on track to be published in spring 2022. Taking only a few minutes to answer three questions can offer tremendous insight into the opinions of anglers and their desires for the future of fishing in Arkansas. The questionnaire is available at www.agfc.com/bassplan.

Family Fishing Derby Set for Fort Smith’s Wells Lake Nov. 6

Oct. 27, 2021

FORT SMITH – The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be sponsoring a free Family Fishing Derby at Wells Lakes, adjacent to the AGFC’s Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Apply for your shot to catch a dinosaur in 2022 ​​​​​​​

Oct. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The application period to catch and keep a trophy-size Arkansas alligator gar opens Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 31. Only 200 tags will be awarded for the 2022 calendar year. This tag is required to harvest an alligator gar larger than 36 inches.

Invasive carp removal teams begin work on White River

Oct. 20, 2021

HAZEN — With only a few days of training, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s newly formed invasive carp removal team has removed roughly 320 pounds of invasive carp from the White River in its first day of netting.