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Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Oct. 16, 2019

A client of guide Austin Kennedy's caught this rainbow, over 17 inches long, last week on the Beaver Lake dam tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Oct. 9, 2019

Pat Snyder of Maumelle caught this 22-inch brown trout recently, fishing below Wildcat Shoals on the Bull Shoals dam tailwater. Pat says he's been fishing the White River for 50 years and this marks his best catch. He was drift-fishing with a black/silver minnow crankbait out of the Rainbow Drive Resort, with generators running at the dam. Photo provided by Pat Snyder.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Oct. 2, 2019

Cooler weather appears on the way, the big lakes are about the turn over, and fishing is about to take off, our reporters say.

Henry Gray WMA drainage project a marathon, not a sprint

Sept. 30, 2019

GEORGETOWN — If only opening up the water drainage in a wildlife management area were as simple as pouring in a few hundred gallons of Liquid Plumber. Of course, it’s not. The drainage corridors in the South Unit of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA are so clogged, the AGFC summoned a Louisiana company to send two amphibious mulching machines and an amphibious excavator to clear the way for water to drain out of the unit.

WMAs benefit from Eagle Scout projects

Sept. 27, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Eagle Scout projects in central Arkansas have helped not only the prospective scout attain his chief goal in the Boy Scouts of America, they’ve enhanced some Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Sept. 25, 2019

The fishing has been outstanding for folks on the White River. Heath Huffmaster landed this smallmouth while on a camping trip with the folks from Cotter Trout Dock, catching it at the mouth of Jenkins Creek. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.

Derbies, other events highlight National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday

Sept. 25, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be holding several fishing derbies and other outdoors-related activities Saturday as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas. Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 28, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas, which concludes Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week, which he also proclaimed recently.