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Trout fishing seminar scheduled at Heber Springs visitor center

BY Randy Zellers

ON 04-18-2017


April 18, 2017

Randy Zellers

Assistant Chief of Communications

HEBER SPRINGS – Anglers looking to take their trout-fishing game to the next level are invited to a special intermediate trout-fishing seminar, hosted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 29.

The Little Red River is home to the former world-record brown trout, a record that held from 1992 until 2009, and still produces some excellent catches every year by anglers after more than a simple stocker-sized rainbow.

“People coming to this class will learn about some of the artificial lures that can really appeal to brown trout and rainbow trout,” said Bo Davidson, natural resource program technician for the AGFC that will give the presentation. “These species will grab at some of the spinners and other artificial lures we’ll cover. We have a beginner class that covers more of the live bait and grocery-store baits like corn and PowerBait, but this one really focuses on those people who want to add some challenge and excitement to their angling when they visit Arkansas’s famous trout fisheries.”

The workshop will last up to two hours, where Davidson will walk participants of all ages through various baits and presentations, as well as different habitat types trout use throughout the year.

“We’ll cover everything from Trout Magnet jigs to inline spinners and crayfish-imitating crankbaits,” Davidson said. “And anyone who has questions about how they can improve their angling experience is welcome to come and we can try to help with that, too.”

Registration is required to attend the event, and is being handled by the visitor center. Call (501) 362-9067 to reserve your spot today. 


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