ROCK (AGFC) – Arkansas is well known for productive tailwater trout fisheries
such as the White, Little Red and North Fork rivers. But a day on the
water at one of those fisheries entails a little planning and a lot of
driving for many Arkansans.
to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Family and Community Fishing
Program, great trout fishing may be closer than you think.
the past decade, the AGFC's Family and Community Fishing Program has
been stocking rainbow trout in small community fishing ponds in many
parts of the state. Between November and February, when temperatures are
cold enough to support trout, the AGFC stocks 22 locations with trout
from the AGFC's Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery near Mammoth
Spring. Each winter, AGFC employees stock roughly 75,000 rainbow trout,
opening the world of trout fishing to residents of the state's larger
To learn more about this program and the behind-the-scenes work that makes it possible, click here http://youtu.be/4w46vZB2FuI.