Trout stocking will begin this month on area ponds and streams, including the tailwater of Carpenter Dam below Lake Catherine.
Crappie fishing continues to heat up throughout the state. With the weather expected in the next few weeks, November should be grand.
Millwood Lake was already warming up as a "hot spot" a few weeks back, but now it's really on fire, guide Mike Siefert said this week. Bass anglers need to head that way.
Beautiful Norfork Lake in north Arkansas is the "Hot Spot" this week, with crappie and bass both peaking, according to reports.
The AGFC's Family and Community Fishing Program wraps up the catfish season with a Oct. 7 free clinic and Oct. 21 free fishing event in Pine Bluff.
Fall crappie season is about to pick up for the rest of the state, based on what we've seen this week at Lake Fayetteville, where the bite was excellent.
Many west central Arkansas anglers have discovered that the once abundant vegetation in Lake Ouachita is making a strong comeback. Prior to 2007 much of the shoreline around Lake Ouachita was heavily vegetated with hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant. In 2009 this dense vegetation seemingly vanished over a very short period of time. Recently, dense patches of Hydrilla have begun to reappear near the state park, Rabbittail, Buckville, Hotel Island, and Crystal Springs in addition to other areas around Lake Ouachita. While hydrilla is an invasive species and AGFC does not advocate the introduction of invasives, hydrilla does create excellent fish habitat until it becomes too dense for even the fish to use.