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Fish consumption advisory issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes

Jan. 25, 2023

MOUNTAIN HOME – According to the Arkansas Department of Health, anglers pursuing walleye on Bull Shoals Lake in Marion, Baxter and Boone counties, and Norfork Lake in Baxter and Fulton counties may want to pay attention to the amount of fish they consume from these lakes. Last week, the ADH issued a fish consumption advisory for large walleye in these two north Arkansas reservoirs.

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. 12, 2023

James Clingan sent us a rarity for the Weekly Fishing Report, a catch of a sauger by James' girlfriend, Ashley, at Lock and Dam 5 on the Arkansas River. "It's her very first catch. Talk about excited," James said.

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.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Dec. 8, 2022

Chris Hunter of Chicago caught a boatload of big fish at Bull Shoals Lake in recent days while fishing with guide Del Colvin. This walleye was an armful. His catch also included a big striped bass and some very large smallmouth bass, among his total haul. Del says the fishing is good at Bull Shoals even if you probably need to bundle up.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Dec. 1, 2022

Regular Fishing Report contributor Lou Gabric of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on Norfork Lake welcomed four of his nephews to the lake during the Thanksgiving holiday, and they had a big time fishing. From left to right are Lane Floyd of Johns Island, South Carolina; Kenton Luff of Austin, Texas; and Cameron Luff and John Creighton from Spring, Texas.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Nov. 25, 2022

The impressive smallmouth bass was caught by one of guide Del Colvin's clients, Mike K. (no last name provided) this past week on Bull Shoals Lake. Del says the fishing overall has been good this week on Bull Shoals. If you land a smallmouth like that, we'd say that's a forever memory. Photo provided by Del Colvin.