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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 26, 2023

Curtis Priest made a trophy catch recently on Lake Hamilton. Fishing in an Arkansas Bass Team Trail tournament, Priest hauled in this bass weighing about 10.5 pounds. A fin clip was collected by tournament organizers for subsequent genetic evaluation.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 19, 2023

Eric Antrim from Fresno, California, was stripping streamer patterns and going after brown trout on a cold winter day on the Little Red River with guide Mike Winkler. Brown and yellow Double Deceiver patterns were on the menu and the fish were liking it, Winkler says. Photo provided by Mike Winkler.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 12, 2023

James Clingan sent us a rarity for the Weekly Fishing Report, a catch of a sauger by James' girlfriend, Ashley, at Lock and Dam 5 on the Arkansas River. "It's her very first catch. Talk about excited," James said.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Sept. 22, 2022

The north ramp (canal access, county ramp, or Westmoreland Ramp) on Mercer Bayou was inspected, sprayed again and reopened Thursday, Sept. 22. Giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic species than can take over a body of  water, was spotted before Labor Day weekend in the canal access and was moved, and has not been found on the bayou in almost two weeks now, so all public access ramps are open, according to AGFC biologist Dylan Hann. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 11, 2022

Dawson Pounders of Cabot, Arkansas went fishing with his Pop-e (Ed Colvard) and clearly did not leave disappointed. This largemouth bass was caught on the Dale Bumpers White River Refuge weighing in at 4.5 pounds. Ed says that Dawson is "my little fishing buddy." We hope to see many more great catches from this duo.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Aug. 4, 2022

A youngster named Sydney from Tennessee caught a lunker of a rainbow trout, a fish that measured 22 inches and was caught in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater in northwest Arkansas. Guide Austin Kennedy took Sydney and family out on the water for a memorable day.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

June 23, 2022

Young Owen Thomas seems amazed while dad Nathan Thomas shows off one of the crappie they called on Millwood Lake recently while fishing with guide Mackey Harvin of Millwood Lake Guide Service. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.