This 27-inch German Brown trout was caught above Cotter on the Bull Shoals Lake tailwater this past week by a 13-year-old. That's some feat, and it turned out it wasn't even the biggest fish grabbed in that area. An Instagram photo circulated of a 34-inch brown caught and released as well. Fishing for all species is good around the state, perfect for a long weekend.
This smallmouth bass was caught on the lower Buffalo River using a quarter-ounce black Rooster Tail inline spinnerbait. It was returned to the waters and is waiting for another angler. Our reporter said the bite is good on the Buffalo River, while some excellent reports on largemouth bass and stripers came from several areas.
JACKSONVILLE – Chase Martin of the Bald Knob Bulldogs Trap Team White his squad to victory with a perfect day at the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program North Regional tournament May 19.
RUSSELLVILLE – Something’s finally peeking its head from beneath the surface of the water, and it has bass anglers beaming. While slow to grow this year, the water willow and many other aquatic grasses are starting to grow rapidly, forming a treasure trove of fishing opportunity throughout the state.
ROLAND - Visitors to Pinnacle Mountain State Park probably have noticed Rattlesnake Ridge, which divides the Maumelle River and Little Maumelle River watersheds. As the state’s 73rd natural area, dedicated May 2, its 373 acres will provide a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
<meta charset="utf-8"/>LITTLE ROCK – The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society currently is conducting an online survey of anglers who target manmade fish attractors and aquatic vegetation in southeastern reservoirs.
LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners unanimously approved a group of regulations today, effectively setting the season dates and bag limits for the 2018-19 hunting season for all species.