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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.”
 

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 20, 2022

The Haylee family from Wisconsin caught some nice stripers on Norfork Lake last week. Photo provided by Steve Street.

 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 13, 2022

David Stott found the big bass biting last Saturday at Lake Maumelle, catching this 8-pound bass as part of a five-bass stringer that weighed more than 17 pounds, enough to win a bass league tournament event. Mike Hammett finished right behid Stott, catching five bass totaling 16.22 pounds. Photo provided by WestRock Landing.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Jan. 6, 2022

Dale Clark landed this beautiful, hefty rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in north Arkansas recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

AGFC, partners stock more than 12.5 million fish in 2021

Jan. 5, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Anglers wetting a line in the waters of The Natural State have a lot of fishing, and fish, to look forward to. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trout hatcheries and other partners, delivered more than 12.5 million fish to Arkansas waters during 2021.