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South Arkansas lakes lead pack in latest bass tournament report

March 11, 2020

LITTLE ROCK - If you’re looking for big bass and plenty of good angling action, look to South Arkansas. According to the recently released 2019 Arkansas Tournament Information Program Annual Report, south Arkansas lakes such as Lake Columbia, Lake Erling and Millwood Lake had the best overall rankings among Arkansas bass tournament results last year.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 4, 2020

Guide Jon Conklin, a regular weekly contributor to the Fishing Report, landed this walleye in the Neills Bluff area of Beaver Lake. It measured 29 inches and 9.75 pounds. He says the walleye bite is starting to turn on with 50-degree water temps. Conklin was using a Smithwick Rogue.

Trophy-class fish recognized by Arkansas Master Angler program

Feb. 26, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Late winter and early spring are typically the best times of year to hook into big fish. While only one catch can qualify as Arkansas’s state record for a certain species, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Master Angler program is a great way to recognize all of your trophy catches.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Feb. 26, 2020

Young William Rye brought in this massive striper with the help of guide Chris Darby on Lake Ouachita last Sunday (Feb. 23). Photo provided by Andy Rye.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Feb. 19, 2020

Caden Lewis and his dad, Aaron, had a nice day recently on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.

Drop a Line on Trout Day in Arkansas

Jan. 29, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Now’s the time to grab your fishing gear and take advantage of trout fishing in Arkansas.

Misfit Christmas trees welcome additions to Hot Springs fish habitat

Jan. 21, 2020

HOT SPRINGS - Dozens of 4- to 5-year-old Virginia pine trees once destined for people’s homes during the holidays are now standing watch over anglers’ presents at the bottom of Lake Hamilton. Thanks to a continued partnership with McAlpine Tree Farms in Bismarck, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists and volunteer anglers have been able to add many new pieces of fish habitat around bank-fishing accesses at Lakes Hamilton and Catherine in Hot Springs.