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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.

Practice conservation with crab-stuffed striped bass

Aug. 3, 2022

ROGERS — Catch-and-release might be the mantra of the modern angler, but when it comes to summer fishing, keeping a few for the grill or fryer can actually be more beneficial than catching and releasing fish all day on the water. Juan Granados of Hooked on Fishing Guide Service on Beaver Lake, may just have the best way to taste the fruits of conservation with this version of crab-stuffed grilled striped bass.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 28, 2022

The smallmouth bass are making a great target on the cool waters of the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. Mitch (no last name given) was fishing with Spring River guide Mark Crawford, when he caught this nice smallie on a  picture-perfect day (sure, it was hot, but the lower water temp helped). Crawford said the hotter weather has helped the smallmouth bite.He says they've been chasing smallies in deeper water areas, with black or olive Woolies tied to jigheads being hot lures.



Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 21, 2022

Scott Seaman from northwest Arkansas showes off his limit of walleye that he caught in the Beaver Lake tailwater while fishing recently with guide Austin Kennedy. Kennedy says that walleye are still being caught towards Beaver town and Holiday Island. "Pulling deep-diving crank baits in 20 feet of water has been the preferred method. If you find yourself on a nice school of them, jig them with soft plastics or live minnows," Kennedy said.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 14, 2022

Rob Goshien forwarded to us a photo of his daughter's first fish, which she caught last week. She landed this 5.2-pound bass on a cricket "'all by herself," a proud papa reported. "She has a love for fishing, and we had been catching a lot of big bream on beds," Rob says.



Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

July 7, 2022

Guide Mike Winkler reports that the cooling water of the Little Red River feels great in this heat wave and the fish have been biting "even when the weatherman says it's going to feel like it's a 110-degree index." Mike's customer, Doug Lillibridge who recently relocated along with his wife to Heber Springs from Fresno, California, shows off his first Arkansas brown trout catch, which he caught on a pheasant tail nymph while fly-fishing on the Little Red.