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Help trout keep their cool this summer

July 5, 2023

Arkansas’s famous trout tailwaters provide year-round action for anglers and are some of the best opportunities for trout fishing in the entire Southeast. As summer sun continues to bake the land, it also has raised water temperatures enough in some locations to cause concern with avid trout anglers.

Wild Science Webinar: December 2022 - Trout on the Little Red and Funding AGFC Research

Dec. 12, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. Christy Graham, AGFC Trout Management Program Coordinator, presents a research project studying trout spawn behaviors on the Little Red River. After that, Meredith Swartwout, AGFC Competitive Grants Coordinator, presents how the AGFC funds research projects with grants and break down how we receive that funding through multiple sources.

Renovation complete on Nimmo Access to Little Red River

Oct. 12, 2022

SEARCY – The construction of a new boat ramp on the Little Red River near Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA was completed Sept. 20 and is now open for use in this popular fishing and hunting area in north-central Arkansas.

AGFC’s Youth Summer Fish Camps Wrap Up at Dry Run Creek, Little Red River

July 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – The Fish Camp program run by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division has seen big growth since starting in 2013, from a couple of free events based out of Little Rock to several camps held throughout the state in 2022, with more anticipated in coming years. This season’s schedule wraps up later this month with a three-day Fly-fishing Camp at Dry Run Creek off the Norfork Dam tailwater in north Arkansas and a three-day Fish Camp at JFK Park next to Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs, in north-central Arkansas.

Little Red wild brown trout research enlightens with study of redds

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – A study more than five years in the making, complete with mapping and detailed observations of microhabitat characteristics, has been conducted by a University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff researcher that will tell anglers more than they’ve ever known about the spawning habits of wild brown trout in the Greers Ferry Dam tailwater of the Little Red River.

AGFC, UAPB to present trout research at Greers Ferry Tailwater plan meeting March 21

March 9, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present results of recent research on the wild brown trout fishery in the Greers Ferry Tailwater at 6 p.m. March 21. The presentation will be part of the regular meeting of the Arkansas Fly Fishers and will be held at the AGFC Little Rock Headquarters Auditorium at 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock. Anyone interested in fishing on the tailwater is welcome to attend. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Feb. 3, 2022

A nice rainbow is displayed by an angler named Miles from Wichita, Kansas, who was fishing with guide (and Fishing Report contributor) Mike Winkler recently on the Little Red River. They were fishing pink San Juan worms on a deep-water nymph rig out of the boat with the floodgates open at Greers Ferry Dam. Photo provided by Mike Winkler.