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AGFC continues innovative stocking program at the annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza

From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission:

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is inviting Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza participants to help stock more than 100,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in the Arkansas River during the statewide bass tournament this weekend.

"Instead of dumping all the fingerlings into a few locations, we will let anglers spread them throughout the entire river," said AGFC Black Bass Program Coordinator Colton Dennis. "This way, the fingerlings will have a better chance of finding food and cover with less competition."

Tournament anglers can pick up bags of jumbo fingerlings at their hourly weigh-in sites as they head out for the day and distribute the fish where they are searching for their big bite. The oxygenated bags will contain about 100-150 fingerlings each, for an estimated 20,000 fingerlings per site.

The available weigh-in locations are:

Pool 1: Alma – Clear Creek Park
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Pool 2: Dardanelle State Park, Russellville side.
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Pool 3: North Little Rock Marina and Boat Dock.
On the east side of the I-30 bridge in North Little Rock.
Click here for a Google Map

Pool 4: Pine Bluff Regional Park.
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Pool 5: Pendleton Bridge, 9.5 miles east of Dumas on U.S. Highway 165.
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The C. B. "Charlie" Craig Centerton hatchery is providing 20,000 fish at Clear Creek and the Joe Hogan Hatchery at Lonoke will be providing the remaining 80,000 at the other four sites for distribution by the anglers on Friday.  

For more information on the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza and the stocking effort, visit www.arkansasbigbass.com or contact Dennis at 877-525-8606. 

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is inviting Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza participants to help stock more than 100,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in the Arkansas River during the statewide bass tournament this weekend.

"Instead of dumping all the fingerlings into a few locations, we will let anglers spread them throughout the entire river," said AGFC Black Bass Program Coordinator Colton Dennis. "This way, the fingerlings will have a better chance of finding food and cover with less competition."

Tournament anglers can pick up bags of jumbo fingerlings at their hourly weigh-in sites as they head out for the day and distribute the fish where they are searching for their big bite. The oxygenated bags will contain about 100-150 fingerlings each, for an estimated 20,000 fingerlings per site.

The available weigh-in locations are:

Pool 1: Alma – Clear Creek Park
Click here for a Google Map 

Pool 2: Dardanelle State Park, Russellville side.
Click here for a Google Map

Pool 3: North Little Rock Marina and Boat Dock.
On the east side of the I-30 bridge in North Little Rock.
Click here for a Google Map

Pool 4: Pine Bluff Regional Park.
Click here for a Google Map

Pool 5: Pendleton Bridge, 9.5 miles east of Dumas on U.S. Highway 165.
Click here for a Google Map

The C. B. "Charlie" Craig Centerton hatchery is providing 20,000 fish at Clear Creek and the Joe Hogan Hatchery at Lonoke will be providing the remaining 80,000 at the other four sites for distribution by the anglers on Friday.  

For more information on the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza and the stocking effort, visit www.arkansasbigbass.com or contact Dennis at 877-525-8606.

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