LITTLE ROCK – Of the three species of catfish in Arkansas, the flathead may rank at the top, at least in fishermen’s interest. Flatheads also aren’t the largest or most numerous catfish in Arkansas, but they hold a special place in many anglers’ hearts, mainly for their hard-fighting nature and their impressive table quality.
HOT SPRINGS – Wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission noted a decline in the amount of citations during the Independence Day holiday this year. More than 2,350 boats and personal watercraft were checked during the national Operation Dry Water campaign with only 83 citations issued.
MURFREESBORO — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a special workshop for landowners on how to manage their farm ponds for fish at a free workshop at the in Murfreesboro from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. The meeting will be held in the Murfreesboro City Hall Community Room at 204 East Main Street.
MOUNTAIN HOME — The dog days of summer in Arkansas can be downright, dastardly hot. Fly fishing in the Ozarks during this time, however, can have its benefits. Grasshoppers that live along the edges of the river find they have jumped, fallen or landed in that cold water - where the trout lie and wait. That’s where more astute fly fishers will be, as well.
LAKE VILLAGE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a 6-foot drawdown of Lake Chicot to improve the fishery and allow lakeside property owners the opportunity to repair boathouses and docks on the waterfront.
ARKADELPHIA — The second of two public meetings being held by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on DeGray Lake will be from 6 to 8 p.m., June 27 at the Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation Department at 2555 Twin Rivers Drive in Arkadelphia.
SPRINGDALE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program will bring the fish and the fun for all ages to Murphy Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.