Habitat and fish added to Arkansas waters by the truckload in 2023 | Stuttgart Daily Leader

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists created nearly 200 semi-truckloads of fish attractors in 2023, and hatchery trucks kept up the pace, pumping more than 9.1 million gamefish and baitfish into Arkansas waters to enhance angling efforts.

According to Matt Schroeder, fisheries district coordinator for the AGFC, habitat crews placed or enhanced more than 447 fish attractor sites last year with a variety of materials.

“The type of attractor ranged from bunches of Christmas trees and artificial PVC structures to giant piles of cedars and commercially made mega reefs from Mossback Fish Habitat,” Schroeder said.

With an average footprint of about 12 feet by 12 feet, standing about 12 feet tall, that totals roughly 772,416 cubic feet of fish attractors placed in Arkansas lakes, enough to fill nearly 200 semi-truck containers.

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