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Youth Fishing Derby

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pine Bluff Site Office in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosts a youth fishing derby at Willow Beach Park.  The derby is a free event open to children 15 and younger with their own fishing equipment (some equipment and bait may be provided on a limited basis).  This event is held the first Saturday in June at Willow Beach Park, the park is located at 11698 Blue Heron Parkway, Scott, AR 72142.  For more information call (870) 534-0451.

Recreation Activities

Fishing

The Pine Bluff Site Office (working with the Arkansas Post Field Office) covers 125 river miles of the Arkansas River. The fishing opportunities are excellent for largemouth bass, crappie, bream, catfish, and occasionally sauger and striped and smallmouth bass. Snagging for catfish on the downstream side of the dams is popular. Wilbur D. Mills Dam area is the most productive snagging area. Anglers find great success whether fishing from boats or the river banks.

Hunting

The Pine Bluff Site Office includes the portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System from the mouth of the White River to Murray Lock and Dam. In the area of the Arkansas Post Field Office, about 10,000 acres are open for public hunting downstream from Pendleton Bridge at navigation mile 22.5 on the Arkansas River. These land and water areas are managed under a license agreement with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. These areas are regulated as a part of the Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area. Hunting opportunities are available for waterfowl, deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, dove, quail, and other in-season game.