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Catch a rainbow for Thanksgiving

Nov. 18, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Turkey, dressing and football may be at the front of people’s thoughts during the Thanksgiving holiday, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has another tradition some people may want to take part in. The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program is busy stocking rainbow trout in FCFP locations throughout the state. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 21, 2020

Brandon Lammers of Texas hauled in this nice brown trout measuring just over 19 inches in length from the Beaver Lake tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy. There were lots of big brown trout sitings and catches in the Arkansas trout waters this past week, as they appear on the move.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 14, 2020

Billy Vanderbilt went fishing for rainbow trout in the Spring River in northeast Arkansas and found success. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 7, 2020

Brandon Pellham caught this 26.5-inch-long brown trout at Parker Bottoms in the Beaver Lake tailwater last Friday. Brandon was using a 2.5-inch Rapala Husky Jerk Minnow on a Fenwick HMG Rod, Mitchell308 reel with a 6-pound Power Pro Braid. Brandon released the trout back to the tailwater after this photo; perhaps another angler will catch it someday, he said. Photo provided by Jeremy Brown.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 30, 2020

Kara Reinbolt from Holiday Island recently brought in this nice 23-inch rainbow trout on the Beaver Lake tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 27, 2020

Ian Seng of Little Rock caught his first rainbow trout, with Austin Kennedy guiding him in the Beaver Lake tailwater in Northwest Arkansas. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Anglers can find additional golden rainbows in White River

May 6, 2020

NORFORK – More golden rainbow trout have been stocked in the White River system below Bull Shoals Lake dam. About 500 of the rainbow trout that have a color variation making them appear a bright golden yellow were part of a shipment of 10,000 rainbow trout stocked Monday from the access here to other points upriver toward the dam.