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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 19, 2022

Gary Harris caught this catfish on a Rat-L-Trap in shallow water late in the evening while bass fishing on Lake Ouachita last weekend. Catfish will begin spawning in later spring, so begin to look first for a nice flathead bite around the Memorial Day weekend holiday. 

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. 

Clean slate waiting for water at Lake Monticello

Nov. 24, 2021

MONTICELLO — After two years of drawdowns and construction work, the city of Monticello was able to close the gates at its namesake lake in Drew County last week, hoping to see the fish and recreational opportunities in the reservoir flourish again once the lake refills.

AGFC lays fishing foundation at Lake Poinsett

April 20, 2021

HARRISBURG — The shovels may be done turning dirt at Lake Poinsett, but biologists are still busy laying the foundation for good fishing in the newly renovated lake in Poinsett County. Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked thousands of baitfish into the waters of the refilling lake in an effort to produce a fantastic fishery in the coming years. 

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.