Dec. 1, 2021
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host two special winter fishing derbies from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4, to celebrate the holidays and the opportunity to catch rainbow trout in Family and Community Fishing Program locations. Youths do not need a license or trout stamp to fish in Arkansas, and each derby is free. Anglers 16 and older are welcome to fish as well, but they must have a valid AGFC fishing license. They must also have a trout stamp if they wish to keep any trout they catch. Both the license and stamp are available to purchase at www.agfc.com. Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle, and chairs or coolers to sit on are strongly encouraged. Registration is required for both events.
Aug. 26, 2020
David Brewer, kayak fishing with his dad, E.J. Brewer, on Aug. 11, caught this nice, 4-pound, 4-ounce bass. Photo provided by E.J. Brewer.
Aug. 12, 2020
Guide Jon Conklin, who reports for the Fishing Report from Beaver Lake, went fishing with another guide, Jeff Wilson, and caught this striper last week on the lake. He says the bite is strong early in the morning using bream and brood minnows, and some great topwater is going on, too, at Beaver Lake.
July 15, 2020
Elizabeth Farr, 13, landed a catfish on noodles baited with goldfish at Lake Ouachita recently. Elizabeth's mom, Cassie, said Elizabeth and her sister (in a previous week's photo) caught eight catfish all this size in one trip. Photo provided by Lisa Spencer of Lisa's Bait Shop in Benton.