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Five catch bonus prizes in Family and Community fishing locations

Jan. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, five lucky anglers who have turned in tags from trout caught this winter will receive $100 Bass Pro Shops gift cards.

Drawing for tagged catfish prizes Nov. 5

Oct. 28, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a Facebook Live drawing at 10 a.m. Nov. 5, to announce the winners of the Family and Community Fishing Program’s fall tagged catfish promotion. In addition to the prize packs already received by people who have turned in their tag from fish caught in FCFP ponds, the AGFC will be giving away three half-day fishing trips for two on Beaver Lake, complements of J.T. Crappie Guide Services.

Family and Community tagged catfish promotion starts Sept. 15

Sept. 9, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The coronavirus pandemic delayed the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program’s annual late spring and early summer catfish tagging promotion, but the project is getting a reprieve as fall arrives.

Tagged crappie from Dardanelle study wanders 32 miles to new home

April 22, 2020

RUSSELLVILLE – It’s natural that anglers and conservationists would be concerned about heavy flooding and how it could affect Arkansas fisheries. Spawning periods that coincided with major spring floods last year will be affected. Some fish production years aren’t as good as others, but it’s okay, biologists say. This helps keep sport fish and the populations of the fish they feed on in balance.

Tagged bass in Crooked Creek worth more than a few dollars

June 3, 2019

PYATT — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are collecting and tagging smallmouth bass for angler-based research on Crooked Creek near Yellville. Dozens of smallmouth in this blue-ribbon fishery will sport yellow and red tags inserted alongside the dorsal fin worth a monetary reward.
 

Winter tagged trout program coming to a close

Feb. 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The tagged trout program that has been running since Thanksgiving in Family and Community Fishing Program Ponds will be coming to a close at the end of February. 

Lake Dardanelle crappie worth more than a meal

Oct. 31, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE - Crappie anglers on Lake Dardanelle may be able to win more than a fish dinner if they notice a special yellow tag behind the dorsal fin of fish they catch in the next few months. Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have been busy netting and tagging several hundred crappie with special reward tags as part of a study on the crappie fishery this year.