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Dastardly hot hoppers

July 3, 2019

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.

More fishing derby fun on the horizon for Arkansans

June 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – More than 4,000 children and adults attended the free fishing derbies held at the five Arkansas Game and Fish Commission state fish hatcheries during Free Fishing Weekend, but the fun is just starting.

Build fishing memories this Father’s Day

June 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — With only a few days left to look, many people are scrambling to find that perfect gift for their father, but no trinket, tie or bottle of aftershave can compare with a few quiet hours together watching the water and waiting on a fish to bite. 
 

AGFC offers hundreds of rods and reels to Arkansas anglers

June 3, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — No rod? No reel? No problem. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has more than 100 locations where people can check out fishing equipment just as though they were checking out a library book.
 

Little Red River trout management, habitat work update June 6

May 29, 2019

HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public meeting about the progress made in habitat work and trout management efforts on the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam. The open public meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 6 in Room Four of the Heber Springs Community Center at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane in Heber Springs. 

Free Fishing Weekend June 7-9, kids fishing derbies at AGFC hatcheries

May 22, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 7, through midnight Sunday night, June 9.

Commission approves Arkansas trout permit increase to benefit hatchery, trout program

May 16, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to increase the fees for resident and nonresident trout permits during today’s regularly scheduled meeting in Little Rock. The new price for resident trout permits will be $10 annually, while the nonresident trout permit will increase to $20 annually.