fishing

Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray recently tackled one of the highest achievements in the sport, an induction into the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. His fellow inductees this year include former President George H.W. Bush and Gary Yamamoto, an innovative lure designer. Murray was included in the lineup for his work as …
Steve Wilson, better known to Arkansans as “Wild Man,” began his career with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a hunting safety training officer in 1978, and was named Chief of the Information and Education Division in 1987. He has served as AGFC public affairs coordinator for the past 20 years. He is host of …
Want to try fishing and see how you like it before you spend the money to buy a license? Then grab a fishing rod and head to your nearest lake or stream this weekend. By special proclamation of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone – resident or nonresident – may fish without a license or trout stamp …
How do you celebrate a Diamond Jubilee? Cherokee Village does it with a Diamond in the Ozarks Treasure Hunt and three days of activities to show off its resort and retirement community. Cherokee Village was Arkansas’s first planned recreational community, founded by developer John Cooper in 1954 on the banks of the South Fork River. …
Fishing is back at White Oak Lake State Park. And the potential yield for those hoping to make a big catch has never looked better. In 2012, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission drained Lower White Oak Lake to repair a break on the water control structure.  A two-year renovation project followed and the body …
May is a great time to get the kids, grab a fishing pole and head to the water. Three of the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta are hosting special fishing events this month just for the youngsters. Lake Poinsett State Park in Harrisburg offers a Kid’s Fishing Derby at the park on May …
Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to the stream’s prime fishing waters. The river, which runs around 600 miles, starts as a …
It’s September and the kids are getting back into the school routine…hopefully! It’s also a great time to get out and enjoy some fun activities geared toward the younger crowd, like these two events being held at Arkansas State Parks in September. We’re going “old school” with these events. No batteries, no power cords, no …
Over the weekend, it was announced that the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, will take place in Hot Springs on Lake Ouachita.  The tournament, slated for August 20-23, has been in the city two other times: once in 2007 and another time in 2011.  It will be a special year …