Black bass plan expands focus, increases angler input
April 18, 2018
HOT SPRINGS – Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common, and some mortality through harvest is actually encouraged to ensure a healthy fishery. This is only one of many interesting finds you’ll get perusing the latest version of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, released earlier this year.
Take a spring break to catch some newly stocked catfish
March 14, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – As many of the state’s elementary and secondary schools go on a week of spring break starting next Monday, the time off coincides with several central Arkansas fisheries being stocked with catfish.
Commission hears first reading of regulation concerning carry of handguns for defense while hunting
Dec. 14, 2017
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of a regulation change clarifying the carry of handguns for defensive purposes while hunting at its regularly scheduled meeting today.
Trout coming to community ponds for Thanksgiving, catfish season closes with prize
Nov. 15, 2017
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is kicking off winter in style by releasing hundreds of tagged rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state.
Hatchery-raised shad boost food chain in Arkansas fisheries
Oct. 4, 2017
Fisheries managers often hear cries from enthusiastic anglers, shouting for more bass stockings or more stockings of Florida-strain largemouth, but growing large bass is much more about improving their environment than adding more to the system.
Pine Bluff catfish stockings wrap up with big event
Oct. 4, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pond is stocked eight times a year by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, four times with catfish and four times with trout. The last catfish stocking of the year will coincide with a big new fall event: the Pine Bluff Get Youth Outdoors Day on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Little Red River enjoys bonus brook trout
Aug. 16, 2017
The Little Red River below Greers Ferry recently saw a few extra brook trout in August, thanks to a surplus of fish at the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery..Hatchery staff released 860, 9-inch brook trout into the Greers Ferry Tailwater, which were left over after stockings were completed for the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters.