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AGFC opens Lake Conway nursery pond to anglers

Oct. 27, 2023

MAYFLOWER — Anglers in central Arkansas will have a new place to fish during the renovation of Lake Conway. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is repurposing the nursery pond that feeds the lake, and will open it to fishing with rod and reel beginning Oct. 28. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 26, 2023

A photographer from Paragould managed to get this trout fishing shot from Norfork River the weekend before last using his phone. He says he'd forgotten his camera, so with no time available to run back and grab the camera, his phone had to fill in; otherwise the fish, and the gorgeous scene you see, would have been long gone. We appreciate the submission from Rodney White.

Prize-winning crappie aid conservation at Atkins

Oct. 25, 2023

Lake Conway isn’t the only place the Arkansas anglers will find some tagged fish to catch a reward for their fall fishing effort. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists tagged and released dozens of crappie in Lake Atkins last week.

Biologists use hydroacoustic technology for large lake forage study

Oct. 25, 2023

AMITY — Technology used in the study of ocean marine life has found its way into The Natural State to help Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists make more informed decisions for keeping sport fish healthy.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 19, 2023

You don't often hear about largemouth bass being caught in the cool Spring River of northeastern Arkansas, where the targets are usually trout and smallmouth bass, but Chuck Lajuanesse landed a largemouth fishing with guide Mark Crawford. Crawford reports that the Spring is very low and there are pools where black bass are congregating and feasting with the arrival of fall.

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 12, 2023

This couple found the largemouth bass biting very well this past weekend at Lake Charles in northeast Arkansas. Most other species there were fair, but the black bass have turned on in the water as it drops below 70 degrees in Lake Charles State Park. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

Oct. 5, 2023

Agustin Icka from Chile was visiting his godparents in Arkansas for the first time and had never caught trout, at least until this trip. Fishing out of Gaston's Resort on the White RIver with guide Paul Jones and Graeme Shaw, his godfather from Marmaduke, Agustin and the others had an "outrageous" fishing experience, according to Graeme, with multiple trophy fish hauled in, including this gorgeous brown trout. Photo provided by Graeme Shaw.