Catfish study targets Beaver Lake population

Posted: October 24, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Harold Clark moves catfish from a holding tank into a tub for fin clipping. A spine from the adipose fin is clipped so Arkansas Game and Fish biologists can tell stocked channel catfish from ones that were spawned naturally.

The glow of a camping lantern shines on a fishing pole quivering like mad in a rod holder stuck in the mud of a Beaver Lake shoreline.

Parker Ring with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission shows catfish with clipped fins that he’s stocking at Beaver Lake at the Arkansas 12 bridge. Th...

Jon Stein (from left), fisheries biologist, and hatchery manager Joe Adams help with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission catfish project. It took th...

A spine from a catfish fin is clipped at the Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery in Centerton. These channel catfish started as eggs at the Lonoke state...

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