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  1. I don't have an answer for that one. However, I would guess they should be successful at some point based off how many spawn in the main lake.
  2. The Walleye will be spawning over the next few weeks on Norfork. There are two types of Walleye spawners on Norfork. Some Walleye will run up the major feeder creeks to spawn on or near the first shoal. Other Walleye will spawn on the main lake. Those are the ones we will target when sampling down by the dam. We will be conducting our annual sample on Norfork Lake, next week. We usually sample when the water temperature is between 52 and 55. If you are interested in fishing for Walleye on Norfork Lake, I would suggest joining the Twin Lakes Walleye Club. They have a big club with lots of members that can flat out catch fish. https://www.twinlakeswalleyeclub.com/
  3. All, Here is AGFC D-2 Fisheries 2018 second biannual newsletter (Click Here). The newsletter highlights activities that have occurred during the second half of 2018 in D-2. If you would like to be added to the newsletter email list, feel free to email me at Jeremy.Risley@agfc.ar.gov Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you for fishing Bull Shoals Lake!!! Thanks, Jeremy
  4. All, Here is AGFC D-2 Fisheries 2018 second biannual newsletter (Click Here). The newsletter highlights activities that have occurred during the second half of 2018 in D-2. If you would like to be added to the newsletter email list, feel free to email me at Jeremy.Risley@agfc.ar.gov Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you for fishing Norfork Lake!!! Thanks, Jeremy
  5. For TR, I'm guessing (could be wrong) it is closer to 35% for estimated total natural mortality (percent of fish dying annually due to natural causes). A high percentage of the annual natural mortality occurs post-spawn. Total natural mortality is combined with total fishing mortality (percent of fish dying annually due to fishing) to estimate for total annual mortality. A peer-review article (Beamsderfer and North 1995) looking at 409 LMB and SMB populations throughout the United States found an average total annual natural mortality of 35%. They found natural mortality decreased with increasing latitude and increased with increasing temperature and degree-days. Another peer-reviewed article (Sass et al. 2018) stated "Further, our mean total mortality estimate (43%) was similar to natural mortality estimates for Florida, largemouth, and smallmouth bass (29-46%)." I am waiting to receive a better copy of this peer-review article mentioned on this site (link) which talks about TR.
  6. I would agree that this is a good club made up of excellent fishermen and people.
  7. Yep, high water does wonders for these fisheries. We try to tell everyone to enjoy these good times because at some point the high water could/will stop. This will result in these fisheries reverting back to how they were in late 90's and early 2000's when winter and spring tournaments were won with 10-11 pounds. Same goes for Crappie and Walleye too.
  8. Dustin definitely has it figured out for sure.
  9. It took 24 pounds to win Joe Bass on Saturday.
  10. I'm betting that an individual tagged this fish and it hasn't been tagged long. Typically, tagging studies include tags with contact info on it so the angler can report the catch to the researcher. Also, the tags tend to become covered with algae after several months.
  11. It isn't from us (AGFC) either. When we tag fish, the tags say AGFC with contact info on it.
  12. Over the past two weeks, 40 AGFC and 3 USFWS employees participated in a large-scale habitat project to replenish existing natural brush piles throughout Norfork Lake. Due to the hard work of these men and women, 155 of the 169 existing sites were replenished and 4 new sites were established. The remaining 14 existing sites, which are all north of Cranfield except for one in Pigeon Creek, will be replenished after the first of the year. Also, we anticipate establishing new sites in a couple of the major creek arms (Pigeon Creek, Bennett’s Bayou, and Big/Brushy Creek). These sites will be placed in shallower water than the existing sites. The brush pile coordinates for Norfork Lake are currently available at https://www.agfc.com/en/fishing/where-fish/fish-attractors/. After the first of the year, you can also contact me in the Mountain Home office (1-877-425-7577 or Jeremy.Risley@agfc.ar.gov) for assistance with obtaining this data. I can load this data onto your SD card or directly to your sonar. I want to express my gratitude to the participants for their hard work and for sacrificing as much as a week away from their families to improve the fish habitat in Norfork Lake.
  13. We continue to ask our IT and Communication Divisions to make this information more readily available. They continue to tell us "they are working on it."
  14. On the Arkansas side of TR, we (AGFC) have stocked the following since 1983: Channel Catfish (Catchable and Yearlings): 157,776 fish (Years stocked: 1988, 91, 99, 2000, 02 - 15) Black Crappie finglerings: 48,500 fish (Year stocked: 2003) Walleye finglerings: 849,264 fish (Years stocked: 2003 - 16)
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    Sheechi Day?

    More on secchi readings: https://www.rmbel.info/training/how-to-use-a-secchi-disk/ Here is more info about the event: https://www.bwdh2o.org/education-outreach/secchi-day/ I'm not sure how successful they will be with the recent rain.
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