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AGFC to renovate Lake Saracen fishing pier

April 8, 2022

PINE BLUFF — Contractors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will refurbish the public fishing pier on Lake Saracen beginning April 15.

Lake Poinsett Rededicated, Ready for Boating, Anglers

April 6, 2022

HARRISBURG – Lake Poinsett was officially rededicated Tuesday with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff and local officials on hand at Lake Poinsett State Park to celebrate the completion of the lake’s $3.5 million renovation.

Extensive Mercer Bayou renovation work closing in on conclusion

Nov. 10, 2021

FOUKE – When Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff close off the gates on both ends of Mercer Bayou by Dec. 31, anglers and boaters will see the long-awaited restoration of a popular southwest Arkansas fishery and waterfowl destination.

AGFC begins major hatchery renovation in North 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.

White Oak is white hot for bass

May 12, 2021

CAMDEN — Stephen Tyson Jr. nearly called his shot on the timing when double-digit fish would start to show at Lower White Oak Lake in Ouachita County. He’d been gradually catching bigger and bigger fish on the lake during the last few years, and this March, he finally connected with a true 10-pounder in the recently renovated lake.

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. 

Lake Monticello habitat work builds before wet conditions arrive

Jan. 13, 2021

MONTICELLO – Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again.