Vacation Fishing Trips in Arkansas

With The Natural State's four distinctive seasons and moderate weather, even during the winter months, Arkansas has some of the best year round fishing available, which makes the Natural State ideal for vacation fishing trips.

Arkansas Fishing Waters

Arkansas fishing waters welcome a simple cane pole and can of worms, a graceful fly rod on a flowing river or a bass boat racing to a hot spot. The Natural State offers 9,700 miles of fishable streams and rivers, 600,000 acres of lakes, numerous bayous, creeks and sloughs, providing anglers the chance to land a trophy or catch a limit from a variety of freshwater species.

Trout Fishing in Arkansas

In Arkansas, trout fishing for rainbow, brown cutthroat and brook trout is a favorite outdoor activity on the White River, in the tail waters of the Norfork, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Ouachita and Greers Ferry dams. The Little Missouri River in western Arkansas offers cool-season rainbow trout fishing. Catfish, crappie and bream are also abundant in the southern part of the state.



Year Round Fishing

Arkansas makes for great fishing all year long, even during the winter months. This makes The Natural State ideal for vacation fishing trips. The state provides some of the best local fishing areas you'll find, whether it be a quiet cove on a lake or the serenity of a trout stream. Fishing in Arkansas is a popular pastime for family fishing vacations, those who want to hook a trophy-sized fish or those competing in tournaments.

Arkansas Fishing Waters
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The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge!

May 9, 2018 10:48 p.m.
This year’s Hot Springs Fishing Challenge has started! The event was created to bring attention to the fishing available in Arkansas and has been taking place for the past seven years. The challenge s...

Two fly fishing film nights you don’t want to miss

February 26, 2018 12:12 a.m.
March is a great month for people who love fly fishing – a new documentary gets its debut and the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to town. Fly Fish Arkansas “The goal with this film was to showcase...

Trout Unlimited conservation banquet set for March 9

February 25, 2018 9:40 p.m.
The 32nd annual Conservation Banquet and Auction for Arkansas Trout Unlimited Chapter 514 in Northwest Arkansas is set for Friday, March 9 at the Fayetteville Town Center (15 W Mountain St.). The even...
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