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Arkansas border lakes see substantial habitat help from Bass Pro Shops grant

June 22, 2022

ROGERS — Aquatic habitat projects on Beaver, Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes will see a major boost in the next two years, thanks to the help of a $275,000 grant from the National Fish Habitat Partnership.

AGFC evaluating largemouth and smallmouth bass length limits on Norfork Lake

Dec. 1, 2021

MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anglers for their input into a possible change to the minimum length limits for all black bass species on Norfork Lake in north Arkansas.

Arkansas hatchery convoy completes 2,200-mile striped bass stocking

July 7, 2021

SPRINGDALE — Striped bass on the Atlantic Coast may travel hundreds of miles from the ocean to freshwater bays to spawn, but thanks to the efforts of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, some landlocked stripers in Beaver, Norfork and Ouachita lakes can claim a spawning run measuring thousands of miles. Last week, hatchery staff transported a load of striped bass fingerlings from Watha, North Carolina, on a 2,200-mile road trip that lasted nearly 72 hours from start to finish.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 10, 2020

Rum Binkley caught a massive striper fishing out of Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental on Norfork Lake using a topwater Zara Spook. Photo provided by Steven Street.

Storm damage becomes prime habitat for Norfork Lake

Feb. 5, 2020

MOUNTAIN HOME — More than 40 mature trees that fell victim to a freak windstorm in January now have a second life, providing cover for crappie, bass and other fish, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a volunteer student from Calico Rock High School.

Major fish habitat projects continue for large north Arkansas lakes

Nov. 28, 2018

MOUNTAIN HOME - Frigid temperatures and shorter days may have many people’s eyes focused on the deer stand or duck blind, but Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists and staff have been fighting frozen noses and numb fingers for the last week adding massive amounts of natural cover to Norfork Lake.
 

Second public input meeting scheduled for trout management on White and North Fork rivers

Aug. 23, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 24, at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center in Convention Center Rooms A and B. The center is located on the ASU Mountain Home campus.  The purpose of the workshop is to review and revise the Bull Shoals and Norfork Tailwaters Trout Management Plan.