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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

April 1, 2020

John Volpe with a 5-pound bass he caught on a rubber worm at a private pond in Pulaski County. Photo provided by Joe Volpe.

Fishing rod perfect measuring stick for social distancing

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — People confused about how far to stand from others when social distancing could learn a lot from an angler. Just act like you’re casting a fishing rod. 

Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report

March 18, 2020

Guide Mike Siefert says the white bass run has started in the Millwood Lake area, and one of his recent clients, Tim Narlow of Baton Rouge, displays the product of that run. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.

Clean out the freezer with Lake Conway crappie cakes

Feb. 19, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Winter weather may have many anglers sitting at home dreaming of warmer days, but it won’t be long until water temperatures begin to warm to the upper 50-degree range and put the crappie on the move to shallower spawning areas. Anglers looking to clear out some freezer space for fresh fillets need look no further than Page 42 of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s cookbook, A Celebration of Conservation: 100 AGFC Recipes” and the recipe for Lake Conway slab crappie cakes.

Spice up your cookout with Buffalo catfish

June 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Is anything more popular at a tailgate or holiday party than Buffalo chicken wings? We’ve taken the Buffalo chicken wing craze and crossed it with fried catfish, another Southern staple, and thrown in a little Cajun spice for good measure.

Eighth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins May 1

April 10, 2019

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK — The eighth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine begins May 1 and runs through July 31.

Greers Ferry focus groups help craft fishery management plan

April 3, 2019

HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed its new fishery management plan for Greers Ferry Lake thanks in part to the input of anglers through recent public meetings and surveys. The plan addresses steps the AGFC will take to improve the fishing experience for all anglers on this popular body of water during the next five years.