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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.

Lake Poinsett’s refilling to begin with dam closure on Dec. 1

Oct. 21, 2020

HARRISBURG – The gate at the Lake Poinsett dam, situated a little less than 4 miles southeast of here, will be closed Dec. 1 by Arkansas Game and Fish personnel, allowing the lake to begin refilling with rainwater following a renovation of the fishery, lake shoreline and the water control structure, a process that shut down the lake for three years and was officially completed last week.

AGFC to plug leaking infrastructure at Lake Wilhelmina

July 29, 2020

MENA — Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will close the portion of Polk County Road 125 that crosses the levee of Lake Wilhelmina Aug. 11 to attempt to plug leaking infrastructure that has plagued the lake for the last two summers.

AGFC to hold public meeting on progress of Lake Poinsett renovation

Oct. 31, 2018

HARRISBURG - Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special public meeting on the progress of the Lake Poinsett renovation 6 p.m., Nov. 8, at Calvary Church in Harrisburg. The focus of the meeting will be updating all interested parties in the overall plan and timeline of the project as well as highlighting milestones and work that may have gone unnoticed so far. 
 

Lake June revitalized and ready for rain

Oct. 17, 2018

STAMPS - Representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held a special dedication Friday, Oct. 12, to thank local anglers and officials for their partnership and patience in revitalizing the 80-acre Lake June - an ongoing project during the last two years.
 

Ramp renovation to temporarily close Bear Creek Lake access

April 11, 2018

MARIANNA – Much needed repairs to the boat ramp at Bear Creek Lake in Lee County may put a damper on some fishing plans this spring. Contractors working with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be renovating the boat ramp on the east side of the dam, which will require the ramp to be closed for roughly six weeks, beginning next Monday.