This year, thousands of rainbow trout are being stocked in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program locations around the state. Among these fish are over a hundred specially tagged fish that not only offer a good meal, but a prize as well.

If you catch a tagged trout, call the number on the tag and follow the instructions. Mail in the tag and the AGFC will mail you a prize. All of the lucky anglers also will be entered into a drawing to win one of three grand prizes, courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation.

The Grand Prize is a two-night stay and half-day guided trip on the Little Red River provided by Red River Trout Dock in Heber Springs. You’ll also receive fishing gear, tackle and waders.

Second place includes fishing gear and tackle, with third place receiving a high-quality spinning rod and reel combo and tackle. Only one entry is allowed per person. All tags must be returned to the AGFC by Dec. 15, 2012 to be eligible.

For more information or to find a location near you, visit agfc.com or call the stocking hotline at 866-540-3474.

Image courtesy Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

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