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New Lake Maumelle loop trail offers birds, blooms and bank fishing

Oct. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — A new loop in the trail system around Lake Maumelle in central Arkansas will take visitors on a tour of scenic views among the open forests of the Ouachita foothills. The 2.3-mile Bufflehead Bay trail was completed this fall, and is sure to be a favorite among bird-watchers and other conservationists looking for a secluded adventure without the long drive to a remote destination.

Big Buzz Bass tournament returns to Lake Maumelle

June 9, 2021

The sixth annual Big Buzz Bass tournament presented by Bradford Marine and ATV returns to Lake Maumelle June 12, with more than $6,000 in prizes up for grabs. For the third consecutive year the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with 103.7 FM The Buzz to support the tournament and Arkansas bass fishing.

Garden club offers missing piece to prairie restoration

April 7, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — An innovative partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Little Rock Garden Club has literally planted the seeds of conservation near central Arkansas’s largest water-supply reservoir. 

Big Buzz Bass tournament returns to Lake Maumelle

June 3, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The fifth annual Big Buzz Bass tournament presented by Bradford Marine and ATV returns to Lake Maumelle June 13, with more than $6,000 in prizes up for grabs. For the second consecutive year the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is working with 103.7 FM The Buzz to support the tournament and Arkansas bass fishing.

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. 

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.

Hatchery-raised shad boost food chain in Arkansas fisheries

Oct. 4, 2017

Fisheries managers often hear cries from enthusiastic anglers, shouting for more bass stockings or more stockings of Florida-strain largemouth, but growing large bass is much more about improving their environment than adding more to the system.