Sometimes we forget when we catch a trophy stripers from Lake Ouachita that it was first seen by a Fisheries Biologist at the Arkansas Game And Fish Commission.
The Striped Bass does not naturally reproduce in Arkansas Lakes.
The stockings are the results of dedication biologists and staff that work behind the limelight in Arkansas and don't get enough credit
for the tremendous fishing and hunting we enjoy in Arkansas.
These men and women spend countless days and nights working enduring weather conditions that keep the ordinary human tucked indoors talking about the memories they have created due to the biologists'
efforts in the stocking and management programs.
The lead biologist responsible for the striped bass program is district 8 Biologist Brett Hobbs at the Hulsey
Fish Hatchery managed by Don Brader outside Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The next time you see one of the Biologist's AG&FC trucks in your area take a moment to say
For the work they do providing us the chance to create Memories of a
BLACK BASS BIOLOGIST
Black Bass Biologist
More on Biologist of the Arkansas Game And Fish commission.
The Following report was provided by Brett Hobbs Fisheries Biologist AG&FC
Lake Ouachita Striped Bass Nursery Pond Stocking Program.
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Fisheries Biologist
FISHERIES CHIEF, Chris Racy
District 1 Biologist Ron Moore
Assistant Biologist Jon Stein
District 2 Biologist Stan Todd
Assistant Biologist Paul Port
District 3 Biologist Jeremy Riley
Assistant Biologist Sam Henry
District 4 Biologist Jeff Farwick
Assistant Biologist Lee Holt
District 5 Biologist Diana Andrews
District 6 Biologist Eric Brinkman
Assistant Biologist Jake Whisehunt
District 7 Biologist Drew Wilson
Assistant Biologist Les Claybrook
District 8 Biologist Brett Hobbs
District 9 Biologist Bob Limbird
Assistant Biologist Frank Leone
District 10 Biologist Tom Bly
Assistant Biologist Mathew Schroeder
TROUT FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Home Office 201 E. 5th Street - Mountain Home, AR 72653 (877) 425-7577
Jeff Williams Trout Management Supervisor E-mail:
Paul Port Trout Management Biologist E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org - Has
moved over to work as an assistant biologist with AGFC District 2 Fisheries
Christy Graham Trout Management Biologist E-Mail:
Urban Fisheries Biologist Clifton Jackson
Assistant Urban Biologist Allyson Neely
SPECIAL PROJECTS Larry Rider, Assistant Chief
John Stark, Statewide Trout Biologist
Stan Todd, Assistant Trout Biologist
Steve Filipek, Arkansas Stream Team Coordinator
Brian Wagner, Research Biologist
Chris Horton, Reservoir Biologist
Jeff Quinn, Stream Fisheries Management Biologist
Habitat Coordinator Larry Rider
ASSISTANT CHIEF SPECIAL PROGRAMS, Steve Filipek
WARM WATER COORDINATOR FISH CULTURE, DON BRADER
Malacologist Bill Posey
Herpetologist Kelly Irwin
Nongame Aquatics Brian Wagner
Stream Research Biologist Jeff Quinn
Arkansas State Fish Hatcheries
Joe Hogan Hatchery
Manager Jason Miller
Andrew Hulsey Hatchery
Manager Don Brader
Assistant Hatchery Manager Steve Lewis
Charlie Craig Hatchery
Manager Tom Laird
Assistant Hatchery Manager Heath Dake
William Donham Hatchery
Manager Jeff Newman
Jim Hinckle Spring River Fish Hatchery
Manager Melissa Jones
Lake Wilhelmina Net Pen
Manager Ronnie Richardson
Jim Collins Net Pen Manager
Pot Shoals Net Pens
Manager Rob Underdown
Aquatic Resources Coordinator Jimmy Barnett
Assistant Coordinator Lea White
Pathologist Jon Stein
COLD WATER COORDINATOR FISH CULTURE, MELISSA JONES
Spring River Hatchery
Manager Melissa Jones
Assistant Manager Michael Lewis
Bull Shoals Net Pen
Manager John Stewart
Trout Biologist Darrell Bowman
Assistant Biologist Stan Todd
State Coordinator Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Gordan Bagby
Please Practice Catch and Release ....
Most of all Create Cherished Memories.
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.....pursue those."