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Walleye catch completes Master Angler sweep for Flippin fisherman

May 13, 2020

FLIPPIN – A walleye that could top 9 pounds was all that was keeping Roger Pyzocha from claiming catches in all eight of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Master Angler Program categories, but it was proving elusive these past couple of years. Finally, after a few near misses on the weight scale with 8-pounders, Pyzocha recently landed a 9.2-pound walleye on Bull Shoals Lake to reach a goal he’d set out to achieve seven years ago.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

May 6, 2020

Phil Kimball had never caught a walleye until recently, when regular Fishing reporter contributor Austin Kennedy took him to the Beaver Lake dam tailwater to find that elusive fish.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 29, 2020

Martin Tinnin caught this tank of a rainbow trout Sunday on the White River while fishing with guide Casey Hughes. With heavy water releases at Bull Shoals Dam, the river was running at about 20,000 cfs, but the high water didn't seem to interfere with this big fish's feeding schedule. Hughes took advantage of a caddis hatch in slack water to put Tinnin on this 26-inch rainbow that was released right after the photo was taken.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 1, 2020

John Volpe with a 5-pound bass he caught on a rubber worm at a private pond in Pulaski County. Photo provided by Joe Volpe.

Fishing rod perfect measuring stick for social distancing

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — People confused about how far to stand from others when social distancing could learn a lot from an angler. Just act like you’re casting a fishing rod. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 18, 2020

Guide Mike Siefert says the white bass run has started in the Millwood Lake area, and one of his recent clients, Tim Narlow of Baton Rouge, displays the product of that run. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Clean out the freezer with Lake Conway crappie cakes

Feb. 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Winter weather may have many anglers sitting at home dreaming of warmer days, but it won’t be long until water temperatures begin to warm to the upper 50-degree range and put the crappie on the move to shallower spawning areas. Anglers looking to clear out some freezer space for fresh fillets need look no further than Page 42 of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s cookbook, A Celebration of Conservation: 100 AGFC Recipes” and the recipe for Lake Conway slab crappie cakes.