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Fiddling your way to fresh bait

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Going fishing doesn’t have to mean expensive equipment. It simply takes a hook, some fishing line and some sort of bait. You could dig around in the refrigerator for food-type baits, or make the bait-gathering duty an adventure in itself by gathering worms from the wild. Earthworms are excellent live bait for catfish, bream, bass and even an occasional crappie. And handling a nightcrawler or two will definitely prevent you from getting your hands near your face before washing them. One technique to stock up on some nightcrawlers is to break out a fiddle.

Fishing rod perfect measuring stick for social distancing

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — People confused about how far to stand from others when social distancing could learn a lot from an angler. Just act like you’re casting a fishing rod. 

AGFC waives fishing license requirement during extended spring break in Arkansas

March 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, voted during a specially called meeting today to waive all fishing license and trout permit requirements for residents and nonresidents starting this weekend at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21 through 11:59 p.m Sunday, March 29.

AGFC commissioner meeting announcement

March 19, 2020

You are hereby notified that Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19 to discuss adopting Free Fishing Week from March 20-29 to allow anglers to fish without a license. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 18, 2020

Guide Mike Siefert says the white bass run has started in the Millwood Lake area, and one of his recent clients, Tim Narlow of Baton Rouge, displays the product of that run. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

AGFC Spring River workshop canceled

March 12, 2020

MAMMOTH SPRING — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has canceled its upcoming public workshop at the Mammoth Spring School Complex on March 21 concerning the new trout management plan for the Spring River.

Second public workshop for Spring River trout plan March 21

March 11, 2020

MAMMOTH SPRING — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a second public workshop at the Mammoth Spring School Complex from 10 a.m. until noon Dec. 21 to talk about a new trout management plan specific to the Spring River. The Complex is at 410 Goldsmith Ave. in Mammoth Spring.