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Gov. Hutchinson declares June 12-14 Free Fishing Weekend

May 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 12, through midnight Sunday night, June 14. The proclamation was read at today’s online commission meeting by Megan Perkins, agriculture and commerce liaison to Hutchinson’s office.

Coronavirus slows Arkansas fish hatcheries, halts 2020 striped bass project

April 22, 2020

HOT SPRINGS — Just as Arkansans have been able to enjoy most outdoor activities during the current coronavirus emergency, most conservation professionals have been able to perform their job duties with some creative thinking and modifications to their routine. Workers at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s five fish hatcheries, however, have not been as fortunate.

Lake Maumelle gets bonus bream stocking

March 18, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Bass and crappie received a boost in Lake Maumelle, thanks to a donation from a Lonoke commercial fish hatchery to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Early last Thursday morning (March 12), personnel from the AGFC’s Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery in Lonoke stocked 290,000 redear sunfish fingerlings into the lake.

More than 9.4 million fish stocked in Arkansas lakes in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries produced and stocked more than 9.3 million fish during 2019 to improve fishing conditions for Arkansas anglers in 2019.

Millions of shad stocked in Arkansas lakes to benefit bass and other sport fish

Nov. 13, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — While fall temperatures are driving most anglers indoors or to the deer woods, staff at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries throughout the state are still going full bore to improve future fishing conditions for anglers. More than 4 million threadfin shad have been raised in hatchery locations and nursery ponds throughout the year, and most of those shad have been released into Arkansas lakes in the last month.

AGFC hatcheries produce more than 7.4 million fish in 2018

Dec. 19, 2018

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked 7,451,885 fish to supplement The Natural State’s waters and provide increased opportunity for anglers in 2018.
 

AGFC fishing events hook more than 45,000 anglers in 2018

Oct. 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped provide fishing opportunities for more than 45,000 people this year through catfish and trout stockings and events focused on community ponds and fishing derbies in 2018.