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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 5, 2023

Mike Casey Sr., a finance professor at the University of Central Arkansas, caught a few keeper crappie in Lake Conway on Dec. 20 with his colleague Tom Snyder. They were fishing with Bobby Garland Jigs. The weather was great, giving the pair a good day for canoeing down Gold Creek. Photo provided by Tom Snyder.

2023 Fishing and Trout Guidebooks available at agfc.com

Jan. 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers looking for the latest version of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook should begin seeing printed copies show up in their local sporting goods stores in the next few weeks, but there’s a better way to keep all the details on hunting and fishing regulations in hand no matter where you go.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Dec. 15, 2022

Frank Williams landed some nice smallmouth bass while fishing Bull Shoals Lake with veteran guide Del Colvin recently. Bull Shoals produces plenty of opportunity for smallmouth bass, he says. Photo provided by Del Colvin.

Special treats hidden in AGFC’s holiday stockings

Dec. 14, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Last week, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatcheries burned the midnight oil to transport 15,500 keeper-sized rainbow trout to Family and Community Fishing Program locations throughout the state as part of its annual winter fish stockings. Not only will these trout offer a great experience and tasty meal to those who frequent these ponds, but many have been marked with special tags to give a few lucky anglers an early gift for the holiday season. 

Wild Science Webinar: December 2022 - Trout on the Little Red and Funding AGFC Research

Dec. 12, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. On this months Wild Science Webinar Christy Graham the Trout Management Program Supervisor for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is going to talk about a research project studying trout spawn behaviors on the Little Red River. After that we will have the AGFC's Competitive Grants Coordinator Meredith Swartwout talk about how the AGFC funds research projects with grants and break down how we receive that funding through multiple sources.