Gary Wilkin's Big One

Joe has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and television programs.  He has been recommended by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Below are a few quotes from those papers.

  • Field and Stream
  • Kansas City Star
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • The Morning News - Northwest Arkansas


"When you have a hard time getting the stringer into the boat, you know you've had a good day of fishing." -  Kansas City Star
"Farkas knew he could have made that stringer even heavier if he had wanted a real challenge. Resting in the cooler was another 28-pound striper that was caught the day before. The three fish, all caught by Farkas' guide clients last week, were headed for the taxidermy shop, destined to become a legacy of Beaver Lake's outstanding striper fishing."- Kansas City Star

"Twenty-pound fish are not uncommon on Beaver," avows Farkas, who spends 200 days guiding on the lake each year. In fact, most veteran fisherman want to catch a striper weighing 30 pounds or more. My personal best is a 45-pounder, which hit a live shad fished below a balloon rig in late-October."- Southern Outdoors

"A full time striper guide for more than 20 years, Farkas has pioneered many of the techniques used by striper guides all over the county, including the use of planer boards with live bait.  Fishing with Farkas is fun!  After all those years of guiding, he still lives to get his clients big fish."  - St. Louis Post Dispatch
Avid sportsman, angler and master chef Greg Downing landed this trophy while fishing a live shad below a balloon! Many friendships and memories are created while striper fishing on Beaver Lake.


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