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Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 22, 2020

Adam Fredrick of Memphis got his 2020 trout season off to a good start on the Spring River with this recent rainbow catch. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 15, 2020

Pintails make up a good portion of the ducks counting in the annual midwinter survey of waterfowl in Arkansas. The total ducks were up significantly from mid-December's count, but mallards are below what is expected for the first half of January.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 15, 2020

Brennan O'Donohoe went fishing with Jon Conklin, owner of FishOn Guides, and landed one of several good-sized stripers with War Eagle Spoons on Beaver Lake. Stripers were good before last week's storms. Crappie were also hot last week. The water and temperature change has affected the bite this week.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Jan. 8, 2020

AGFC biologists have noted more shovelers (pictured is a male northern shoveler) and pintails in their aerial observations over the Arkansas Delta, indicating they are returning and headed back north.

Arkansas Wildlife Fishing Report

Jan. 8, 2020

Some 3- to 4-pound largemouth bass and white bass over 2 pounds are being caught this week on Millwood Lake in southwest Arkansas. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 31, 2019

Some pockets of Arkansas have good numbers of ducks, but most recently survey shows that overall numbers are below the long-term average by about 25 percent.

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report

Dec. 24, 2019

Arkansas's waterfowl habitat has seen a huge upsurge in greater white-fronted geese (specklebellies) in recent years. Geese in general are prominent on the landscape now from the northern border of the state to the southeast corner, and in last week's AGFC aerial survey, geese outnumbered ducks on the Delta.