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Millwood Lake Bank Fishing Enhancements

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 06/20/20 2:51 PM


MILLWOOD LAKE – Bank fishing just got a boost at three popular fishing spots on Millwood Lake, according to Mike Siefert with Millwood Lake Guide Service. Siefert said, ” Earlier this spring AGFC District 7 staff made contact with several local fiber optic contractors that were in the process of laying PVC pipe and fiber optic cables along the highways to rural areas in Arkansas. Staff contacted the contractors and inquired what they were doing with the unused pipe left over from their large spools and they informed us they were just hauling it to the local landfill. Staff spotted an opportunity to recycle and asked if the contractors would be willing to leave the scrap pipe at their local equipment yard for Fisheries staff to collect so they could be used for constructing fish habitat, and they agreed.”

Fish habitat structures were constructed by cutting the pipe into 6 foot “limbs” and drilling ½” vent holes to help the structure sink. Materials were then transported to the lake and construction began with placing a concrete block in a 5-gallon bucket. Pipe “limbs” were inserted both horizontally and vertically to create a tree-type structure. Approximately 46 PVC trees have been sunk so far at prime bank fishing spots near Cottonshed, Saratoga, and Beards Bluff accesses. These structures should be a welcome addition to bank anglers around Millwood Lake, as they are made of long-lasting recycled PVC material and significantly reduces the chance of angler snagging.

The sites will soon be available at www.agfc.com on the “Fish Attractors” page and in the AGFC Interactive Mapper.

The information and image were provided by Mike Siefert, operator of Millwood Lake Guide Service, www.MillwoodGuideService.com