Category Archives: Aquatic Biology

Virus Found in State Trout Hatchery

According to an AGFC News Release today, a virus has been found in trout at the state hatchery on the Spring River: MAMMOTH SPRING – Rainbow trout at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish … Continue reading

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Norfork Tailwater Status

According to AGFC Trout Biologist Supervisor Christy Graham, in an email this afternoon, one of the Tainter gates on Norfork Dam was blocked by the bulkhead to allow painting of the gate and rehab on the side and bottom seals.  … Continue reading

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AGFC Trout Management Public Meeting Announced

The AGFC Trout Management Program will be hosting a general public meeting on Thursday August 13th, 2015  to discuss the current status of the Bull Shoals and Norfork Tailwaters.  The meeting will be from 6:00-8:00 PM in the McMullin Lecture … Continue reading

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Here’s the Beef!

Record brown trout caught on the White River February 27th. This was not a world record, but the largest to-date caught below Bull Shoals dam. Here’s the write up in AGFC Arkansas Outdoors weekly newsletter. Write up in AGFC weekly … Continue reading

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Beaver Tailwater Update

According to Christy Graham, trout management biologist with AGFC, the experimental strains of rainbow trout the commission has introduced below Beaver dam in the past two years have shown growth rates of six inches in eight months, while the typical catchable size of … Continue reading

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Late Season Mayflies of Interest

A float on Table Rock Lake last week reminded me of some late season mayfly activity anglers may see in the Ozarks, and this includes the White River tailwaters. The main species one might encounter in early to mid-September are … Continue reading

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Presentation March 5th

I’ll be presenting a program on White River Hatches at the Arkansas Chapter of TU in Fayetteville on March 5th. This presentation will discuss some of the major hatches we see on our tailwaters and how you can use knowledge of … Continue reading

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McConaughy Fingerling Rainbows Stocked

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists continue to evaluate some different strains of rainbows to complement their current stocking strategy. Recently, some McConaughy rainbow fingerlings were stocked in both the Little Red and the White Rivers. According to trout biologist Jeff … Continue reading

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Expect Another Bad Low DO Season

Corrective measures are needed early again this year and probably point to another bad low DO season. Vents on turbines at Bull Shoals and Norfork dams were opened on July 14th this summer as dissolved oxygen readings fell below the … Continue reading

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Biologist Speaks at Arkansas Chapter TU Fall Kickoff Meeting

Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited held its first meeting of the fall at the Whole Hog Cafe in Fayetteville last night. Jeff Williams, trout biologist with AGFC, spoke. Williams opened his presentation with a summary of the proposed trout regulation … Continue reading

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