By Deseray McKinzy

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is hosting their first Community Fishing Day event at the MLK Park Pond on Saturday, May 15th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Maurice Jackson the Family and Community Fishing Program Coordinator, and Clinton L. Coleman of the Fisheries Division joined Deltaplex News to discuss the purpose and root of where Community Fishing Day started.

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission describes the event as great fishing at MLK Park Pond with music, prizes, free health screening, with free food and water to the first 100 registrants. The program specifies that ages 16 and older must have a valid Arkansas fishing license and Jackson explained why it is important to have a license while fishing,

When asked what knowledge they will provide that teaches the community about the ponds and fishing in Pine Bluff, Jackson said,

The Community Fishing Day is the first since the pandemic began and the commission plans to ensure more events will be held throughout the rest of this year. To register visit