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AGFC begins major hatchery renovation in Northeast Arkansas

Sept. 24, 2021

MAMMOTH SPRING — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners yesterday celebrated a successful partnership with trout anglers to begin a major renovation to the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery today in Fulton County. The hatchery is the only state-owned fish hatchery in Arkansas devoted to the production of trout.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 23, 2021

Preston Wedel from Kansas City recently landed this gorgeous rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. Rainbows have been eager to bite there recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 16, 2021

The rainbow trout have been hitting great on the Spring River in northeast Arkansas, according to guide Mark Crawford, and angler Debra Heaton (pictured) got to experience that recently with Mark. Small nymphs have been great for numbers. Blue-wing olives and caddis are hatching heavy most days. Anything to imitate them works. He adds that spin-fishing has been hot with Trout Magnets with the low, clear water.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 9, 2021

Four-year-old Greyson Manning has had a big summer getting to fish, and catching some terrific bass (in the photo) and bream, his father, Justin Manning, tells us. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 2, 2021

Greers Ferry Lake fishing guide Tommy Cauley (pictured) got the honors to net a walleye caught by angler Chris Fischer recently on beautiful Greers Ferry. This was one of several walleye caught that day by the duo, in 60 feet of water. Tommy said Thursday that some walleye are roaming under schoolers, others are suspended and on the bottom from 30-50 feet; crawlers and artificial baits are working to catch them. Meanwhile, black bass are eating very shallow, on topwater and out deep too, on a variety of baits.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 26, 2021

Guide Austin Kennedy caught this nice, nearly 8-pound rainbow trout in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater this past week. Austin goes with the Pautzke Fire baits in the tailwater. The tailwaters around the the state are the place to beat as the high heat and humidity linger on elsewhere in the dog days of August. Lots of good rainbow and brown trout catches were reported this week.

Golden rainbows return to White, Spring rivers

Aug. 25, 2021

MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission worked with Crystal Lake Fisheries, Inc., to stock an additional 8,000 rainbow trout in the White River below Bull Shoals Dam and 2,000 rainbow trout in the Spring River last week. Some of the trout stocked were golden rainbow trout, which have proven popular with Arkansas anglers the last few years.