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AGFC announces plans to renovate Lake Conway

June 15, 2023

MAYFLOWER — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth announced official plans today to begin the renovation of Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir. The plan includes replacing the lake’s aging spillway and will be the largest lake renovation project in the agency’s 108-year history.

Catfish regulation survey available

March 28, 2023

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is exploring the idea of enacting two regulations concerning trophy catfishing on the Mississippi River. A formal survey has been launched at and will be available for comment until April 7 to measure public opinion on the two possible regulations changes.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 5, 2023

Mike Casey Sr., a finance professor at the University of Central Arkansas, caught a few keeper crappie in Lake Conway on Dec. 20 with his colleague Tom Snyder. They were fishing with Bobby Garland Jigs. The weather was great, giving the pair a good day for canoeing down Gold Creek. Photo provided by Tom Snyder.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Dec. 15, 2022

Frank Williams landed some nice smallmouth bass while fishing Bull Shoals Lake with veteran guide Del Colvin recently. Bull Shoals produces plenty of opportunity for smallmouth bass, he says. Photo provided by Del Colvin.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 17, 2022

Tome Kelly had a great day on Norfork Lake this past week, catching some healthy stripers on a spoon in 40 feet of water fishing out of Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental. Photo provided by Steven Street.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 3, 2022

Robert Halverson, who visits Arkansas several times a year from Florida to try out several of the state's tailwaters, was throwing a streamer pattern recently called the Swim Coach and landed this dandy brown trout on a chilly morning on the Little Red River. Photo provided by Mike Winkler.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 27, 2022

Randy Thurman of Little Rock went slinging for largemouth and white bass with guide Mike Siefert at Millwood Lak recently. Here's one of his nice white bass. Both species are back to biting well following last week's cold spell, Siefert says in his report this week.