September 8, 2017

Looking to catch big fish? Maybe it’s time to use a big fly! Mouse-patterned retrieves are designed to resemble live mice and attract larger fish looking for a bigger meal! But it’s not just about casting the mouse and waiting – you need to have the mouse simulate what the real thing would look like in the water. It’s not just a fly – it’s a proven technique to catch yourself…


Jig Fishing For Bass

November 28, 2016

No lure is more versatile for bass fishing than the skirted jig. The jig-head with a rubber skirt combination has been around for years, and it continues to catch bass across all seasons and anywhere bass swim. Over the years, jigs have evolved and become more specialized, which has only added to their effectiveness. In this article, we will cover the major categories of jigs, the gear needed, how to…


Invasive Cedars Find New Purpose in Arkansas’ Beaver Lake

August 20, 2015

Fisheries and Wildlife Management biologists from the AGFC’s Beaver Lake Regional Office are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve habitat for wildlife and fish around Beaver Lake at the same time. Many cedar trees have begun to overrun high-quality habitat on Deer, Bear and Shadox islands, so the Corps has issued a permit to cut up to 800 trees in the next year.


Finesse Swim Baits’ Should Increase Your Summer Bass Catch

July 21, 2015

For more than two decades, big eight-, 10-, and 12-inch trout-imitation lures known as ‘swim baits’ have enjoyed a well-deserved reputation for catching huge largemouths, especially in California where they originated. Now, however, a handful of anglers like Yamaha Pro Chris Zaldain have been equally successful using much smaller swim baits with light lines and spinning rods.


Find the thermocline for better summer fishing success

July 10, 2015

Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer. This makes sense as fish are cold-blooded animals and their bodies are the same temperature of the water that surrounds them. However, fishing deep water in summer on a lake such as Taylorsville Lake may mean your offerings are in a dead zone. Warming air temperatures change the nature of the water…