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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 17, 2022

Guide Craig Yowell (left) enjoys the celebration as angler Eric Underhill from Colorado holds on to a 34-inch, 25.8-pound brown trout caught in the Bull Shoals Dam tailwater out of Cranor's White River Lodge this past weekend. Yowell says the trout took the bait to the middle of the river, then back to the shoreline for a 7-minute tussle with Underhill. Photo courtesy of Craig Yowell.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 10, 2022

Tom Kelly from Mountain Home is shown with some of his crappie catch last week fishing out of Blackburn's Resort and Boat Rental. Tom was fishing with a Bobby Garland Jig in 25 feet of water about 5 feet down. Photo provided by Steven Street.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 3, 2022

Brad Sherrill and Scotty Smith caught an amazing 5-fish stringer of black bass totaling 28.84 on Sunday at the Central Arkansas Bass League tournament at Lake Maumelle. Their catch included the Big Bass of 7.3 pounds. They were fishing deep with Alabama rigs. Sounds like the big bass are on at Lake Maumelle.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Feb. 24, 2022

Kim Emrich holds two beautiful Beaver Lake walleye that she caught recently while fishing with guide Jon Conklin. The walleye were caught on Flicker Shad in the river arm. Photo provided by Jon Conklin.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Feb. 17, 2022

The bass bite has been excellent on Norfork Lake, as Lou Gabric reports out of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort. Wayne Walker (left) from Springfield, Missouri and Ray Carter from Harrisonville, Missouri, enjoyed the bass action on Norfork. Lou says striped bass, black bass and crappie are the major targets now at Norfork. Read more of his report below.

Winter walk-in walleye options for Arkansas anglers

Feb. 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Talk to an Arkansas angler about the best-tasting fish, and you’re likely to hear the word “crappie” nine times out of ten. That last response probably will come from someone who’s had the opportunity to fish for walleye and sample what this member of the perch family has to offer at the dinner table.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Feb. 10, 2022

Spring River guide Mark Crawford is excited about the smallmouth bass action that's going on on the Spring. Mark guided Chuck Lajeunesse to a nice smallie this past week. The Spring is almost at its average flow. He says, “The smallies are biting but they have been down deep in the deeper pools. Gotta work the bottom slow with a sink tip or heavy fly. Gonna hang up a lot, so bring plenty of flies. The winter time can be the best time to catch a big smallie.”