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  • Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year

    Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year

    Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year, but there’s no need to panic, that mortality rate is pretty common.

  • Bassmaster Open Heads to the Arkansas River for Big Catches

    Bassmaster Open Heads to the Arkansas River for Big Catches

    The “fun fishing” Jason Christie experiences on his home waters could be in full swing during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2 April 19-21 on the Arkansas River.

  • Colorado Biologists Survey Fish in Arkansas River

    Colorado Biologists Survey Fish in Arkansas River

    Temperatures were below freezing and winds were gusting to 40 mph when aquatic biologists from Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Southeast Region set out on the Arkansas River, and in it, to conduct their annual fish survey early Monday, Dec. 4.

  • Arkansas Angler Moves Into Lead At B.A.S.S. Nation Championship On Lake Hartwell

    Arkansas Angler Moves Into Lead At B.A.S.S. Nation Championship On Lake Hartwell

    Tray Huddleston is playing a waiting game with the bass on Lake Hartwell and so far he is winning. Saturday, he hopes to seal the deal by winning the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.

  • Big Bass Bonanza Returns to Arkansas with $100K for Amateur Anglers

    Big Bass Bonanza Returns to Arkansas with $100K for Amateur Anglers

    Returns with $100,000 Guaranteed in Cash Prizes Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Hospitality Association is excited to announce the Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza of Arkansas is set for June 23 – 25, 2017.

  • Navionics Webinar | BASS winning strategy for Arkansas River with Skylar Hamilton

    Navionics Webinar | BASS winning strategy for Arkansas River with Skylar Hamilton

    Skylar talks about what techniques, lures, and locations he used on the Arkansas River to win the BASS event in June!

  • Navionics Webinar: B.A.S.S. Classic qualifier's winning strategy on the Arkansas River with Skylar Hamilton

    Navionics Webinar: B.A.S.S. Classic qualifier's winning strategy on the Arkansas River with Skylar Hamilton

    Skylar Hamilton talks about what techniques, lures, and locations he used on the Arkansas River to win the BASS event in June!

  • Biologists Wrestle Alligator Weed

    Biologists Wrestle Alligator Weed

    Each year, Arkansas Game and Fish biologists spend thousands of dollars trying to control nuisance aquatic plants. One species in particular, the non-native alligatorweed, has commanded the better part of biologists' attention and resources in central Arkansas lakes like Lake Conway for the past 15 years.

  • Giant Flathead from Arkansas' Lake Maumelle

    Giant Flathead from Arkansas' Lake Maumelle

    That's how Chris Dillman described this 64.6-pound flathead catfish he pulled out of Lake Maumelle recently. Dillman shared details of the catch on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Facebook page. The fish was 49 inches long and 12 inches across the head, and took Dillman's bait, bream. He's hoping an even bigger one is waiting

  • Arkansas Stocks Shad in Greers Ferry as Forage for Gamefish

    Arkansas Stocks Shad in Greers Ferry as Forage for Gamefish

    Biologists recently stocked 37,000 threadfin shad into Greers Ferry in an effort to reestablish this vital forage species. Crappie, bass and hybrid stripers all have shown poor condition in the last year, primarily because of a lack of forage species. Upon investigation, the threadfin shad population in the lake was completely gone. Stockings of all predator fish have been suspended, and all stockings will focus on minnows, shad, bream and other prey species until the forage base can support the predator fish already swimming in the lake.

  • Arkansas Wins Team B.A.S.S. Nation Title On Lake Guntersville

    Arkansas Wins Team B.A.S.S. Nation Title On Lake Guntersville

    he Arkansas B.A.S.S. Nation wins the team competition Thursday with 363 pounds, 4 ounces at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional presented by Magellan Outdoors on Lake Guntersville held out of Guntersville, Ala. Josh Ray of Arkansas weighed in 36 pounds, 10 ounces, to lead the individual competition on Day 2. Photo by Craig Lamb/B.A.S.S.

  • Arkansas Game & Fish Encourages Boaters to Clean, Drain and Dry

    Arkansas Game & Fish Encourages Boaters to Clean, Drain and Dry

    During winter, anglers often visit new bodies of water to track down the hot bite. But you may harbor a stowaway in your boat or equipment. Invasive species like zebra mussels can hitch rides on your equipment and spread to new bodies of water where they can take over.

  • Manmade Structure Added to Arkansas Harris Brake Lake

    Manmade Structure Added to Arkansas Harris Brake Lake

    Fisheries biologists recently placed 45 Mossback Fish Habitat Trophy Trees in 24 locations on Harris Brake Lake.