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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 19, 2022

Gary Harris caught this catfish on a Rat-L-Trap in shallow water late in the evening while bass fishing on Lake Ouachita last weekend. Catfish will begin spawning in later spring, so begin to look first for a nice flathead bite around the Memorial Day weekend holiday. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 5, 2022

Bryson Harpole of Beebe caught this dandy brown trout on the Little Red River while fishing with guide Mike Winkler of Little Red Fly Fishing Trips. Greers Ferry Lake is high and the Army Corps of Engineers has been moving water off the lake with long (12-hour) releases at the dam. Nevertheless, Mike says, when the water is falling out the trout fishing on the Little Red has been very good. Caddis patterns and pheasant tail nymphs along with midge patterns have been great, he said, and streamer fishing has been excellent. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 21, 2022

Mrs. Willie Bethea of Camden, a client of Millwood Lake Guide Service, was fishing with her husband and enjoyed the crappie bite on Millwood this past week, despite the darkening skies and impending rain. Guide Mackey Harvin took his clients to the crappie hot spots. Warmer temperatures helped the bite, and crappie have begun migrating to cypress trees for their spring spawning ground movements at Millwood. A few nice 2- to 2.5-pound crappie have been hitting jigs and minnows over the last week. They've also been hitting bass anglers' baits, such as spinnerbaits and lizards, which fishing the cypress stands. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Earn a master's degree in fishing with the AGFC

March 30, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — A quick glance at Arkansas’s state fishing records will reveal that March and April hold the lion’s share of biggest fish catches for most species. Only one catch can qualify as Arkansas’s state record for a certain species, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission still wants to help celebrate those memorable moments on the water with a Master Angler Award.

AGFC, UAPB to present trout research at Greers Ferry Tailwater plan meeting March 21

March 9, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present results of recent research on the wild brown trout fishery in the Greers Ferry Tailwater at 6 p.m. March 21. The presentation will be part of the regular meeting of the Arkansas Fly Fishers and will be held at the AGFC Little Rock Headquarters Auditorium at 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock. Anyone interested in fishing on the tailwater is welcome to attend. 

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. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 27, 2022

Chris Allen from Memphis, covered up and masked while fishing the Spring River recently with guide Mark Crawford, got ahold of a big brown trout that  made for a nice photo. Mark said, "His big hands make the fish looker smaller than it was! Honest" Photo provided by Mark Crawford.