Father’s Day Weekend Perfect for Fishing

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Michael Snowden sent in this photo of his 11-year-old son, Dante, and the massive bass the youngster caught fishing Swepco Lake in Northwest Arkansas recently. That’s definitely a whopper, and Swepco Lake, a rare north Arkansas lake that can stock the Florida-strain largemouth bass (because its temperature stays a bit warmer in the winter than other lakes in the north half of the state due to its use with the electric plant), has some big ones to catch.

This weekend being Father’s Day, it would make a grand time for dads and their sons and/or daughters (and wives, too, of course) to take in some fishing in The Natural State and make some memories like the Snowdens did at Swepco Lake. Want to know where to find the big bass, the slab crappie or the big stripers that are biting now? We’ve got good reports on those species and more in this week’s Fishing Report.

We hope you took advantage of Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas last week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and fish now. An Arkansas fishing license costs just $10.50, if you haven’t already purchased yours for the year.

Remember to continue to keep a social distance, and don’t forget to hydrate as we’ve seen the humidity enter the state in full force, along with 90-degree temps. If you have a moment not only worth capturing on camera, but sharing it with the readers of the report, please email it to jim.harris@agfc.ar.gov.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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