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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 10, 2022

Tom Kelly from Mountain Home is shown with some of his crappie catch last week fishing out of Blackburn's Resort and Boat Rental. Tom was fishing with a Bobby Garland Jig in 25 feet of water about 5 feet down. Photo provided by Steven Street.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 3, 2022

Brad Sherrill and Scotty Smith caught an amazing 5-fish stringer of black bass totaling 28.84 on Sunday at the Central Arkansas Bass League tournament at Lake Maumelle. Their catch included the Big Bass of 7.3 pounds. They were fishing deep with Alabama rigs. Sounds like the big bass are on at Lake Maumelle.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Feb. 10, 2022

Spring River guide Mark Crawford is excited about the smallmouth bass action that's going on on the Spring. Mark guided Chuck Lajeunesse to a nice smallie this past week. The Spring is almost at its average flow. He says, “The smallies are biting but they have been down deep in the deeper pools. Gotta work the bottom slow with a sink tip or heavy fly. Gonna hang up a lot, so bring plenty of flies. The winter time can be the best time to catch a big smallie.”
 

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. 

AGFC evaluating largemouth and smallmouth bass length limits on Norfork Lake

Dec. 1, 2021

MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking anglers for their input into a possible change to the minimum length limits for all black bass species on Norfork Lake in north Arkansas.

Offer input on Arkansas bass management

Nov. 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public input into the next version of its Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, which is currently on track to be published in spring 2022. Taking only a few minutes to answer three questions can offer tremendous insight into the opinions of anglers and their desires for the future of fishing in Arkansas. The questionnaire is available at www.agfc.com/bassplan.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 25, 2021

This youngster from Bella Vista was fishing with guide Austin Kennedy on the Beaver Lake tailwater recently when he caught this nice rainbow trout using Pautzke Firegel. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.