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Specially tagged trout filling AGFC’s stockings this winter

Dec. 16, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — One of the annual traditions at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is the yearly stocking of rainbow trout to Family and Community Fishing Program locations from November through February. Another tradition is to add special prize-winning tags to randomly selected fish in these stockings for anglers to enjoy even more.

Drawing for tagged catfish prizes Nov. 5

Oct. 28, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a Facebook Live drawing at 10 a.m. Nov. 5, to announce the winners of the Family and Community Fishing Program’s fall tagged catfish promotion. In addition to the prize packs already received by people who have turned in their tag from fish caught in FCFP ponds, the AGFC will be giving away three half-day fishing trips for two on Beaver Lake, complements of J.T. Crappie Guide Services.

AGFC adding special gifts to holiday stockings

Dec. 5, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Thousands of rainbow trout have been stocked around the state in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program locations. Among these fish, 300 will be fitted with special fluorescent pink tags that can be redeemed for a special prize in addition to the good meal they provide.

Giant blue catfish stocked in park ponds throughout Arkansas

June 12, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Anglers looking for a relaxing trip to their local Family and Community Fishing Program location may just find the catch of a lifetime waiting for them, thanks to a generous donation from a landowner in southeast Arkansas. 

Magnet Cove angler nets ‘Big Al’ and $15,000 in Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

June 28, 2017

Pete Clark, who grew up fishing Lake Catherine, didn’t catch the “big bass” in a local fishing tournament on Lake Hamilton the night of Tuesday, July 20. However, his 3.84-pound bass, part of a winning, 13.01-pound stringer he hauled in with his brother, Jessie, to win that night’s tournament, was the premier bass waiting to be caught as part of the sixth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge.

Hot Springs resident lands $1,000 while fishing for dinner

May 9, 2017

Maurice Bradford of Hot Springs was fishing from the bank near the Andrew Hulsey Fish Hatchery on Lake Hamilton, looking to land enough fish for a Saturday evening dinner. At around 8 p.m., fishing with crickets, he snagged something better: A $1,000 prize fish in the 2017 $86,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. It was a half-pound bluegill 8.5 inches long.