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DiCenzo to head up AGFC’s focus on bass management

Jan. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has selected Vic DiCenzo, a  veteran fisheries biologist with an additional background in human dimensions to lead its Black Bass Management Program as coordinator.  He and AGFC Black Bass Program Biologist Jeff Buckingham will serve statewide in the AGFC’s effort to focus on largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass and the needs of anglers who enjoy them as a resource.

Bass anglers participate in a catch-and-keep tournament for conservation

July 22, 2020

PLUMMERVILLE — A winning weight of 10 fish for just over 10 pounds would have most bass-fishing tournament directors contemplating a permanent blacklisting of the lake from their schedule, but Jared Pridmore, director of the Lake Brewer Bass Club and owner of JP Custom Baits, was nothing but smiles when he saw the results of his “Tiny Fish Tournament” in April. The only thing that made him happier than the low weight was the sight of the fish-filled cooler where participants turned in their fish instead of releasing them to the water.

Despite spring setbacks, AGFC hatcheries deliver Florida bass on time

July 24, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery delivered the last batch of Florida largemouth bass fingerlings to Millwood Lake and White Oak Lake in early July, completing the second-highest annual stocking of these fish in Arkansas.

AGFC partnering with Big Bass Bonanza to stock bass in Arkansas River

June 21, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is looking for volunteers to help stock black bass fingerlings in prime habitat along the Arkansas River during this year’s Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza, June 23-25. Hatchery trucks will be available at each weigh-in station Friday morning with oxygenated bags of fingerling-sized largemouth bass for anglers to take with them and place in high-quality habitat during the tournament.