March 16, 2023
Randy Plyler, a fishing guide out of Arkadelphia and a regular contributor to the AGFC's Weekly Fishing Report, recently hauled in this 15.8-pound drum while fishing on Lake Ouachita, "the biggest drum I've ever caught. Had me excited for a minute," he said. The qualification for drum in the AGFC's Master Angler Program starts at 12 pounds, which puts Plyler in that category. The state record for drum is 45 pounds, 7 ounces caught in Lake Wilson in 2004.
March 2, 2023
Tad Toler, who with his wife fished the White River at Cotter with guide Eric Beecher, landed this nice brown trout this week. Wife Brittany also had a great trip too with a nice catch. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.
Feb. 23, 2023
An angler named Bo from Gentry, Arkansas, landed this very impressive brown trout in the Beaver Lake tailwater this past week. He was fishing with Pautzke Fire Eggs. He released it after this photo was taken. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.
Feb. 16, 2023
Angler Sean Combs from Mountain Home had a stellar day on Bull Shoals Lake recently catching an assortment of nice fish, including this massive striper, while fishing with guide Del Colvin.
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.
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.
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.