Fishing

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. Classified into six regions from the Ozark Mountains to the Delta, the state provides some of the best local fishing areas you’ll find, albeit a quiet cove on a lake or the serenity of a trout river.

  Hot Springs is in the midst of an interesting fishing opportunity- the $75,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge at Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. The challenge is open until July 31. This is the third year for the event and the payout for catching the top fish, known as “Big Al,” is $10,000.  And a …
June is a great time to grab your pole and get to the lake, river or pond for some outstanding fishing in eastern Arkansas. Events this month are catering to the younger anglers, giving them an opportunity to show off their fishing skills! The Marianna/Lee County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Francis National Forest and …
The below fishing news was sent by Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. According to the commission, it is walleye time in several Arkansas lakes and rivers. The full news release by Stephens is below. ‘When the second half of February arrives, it’s walleye time in Arkansas. The tasty but challenging fish …
Everybody likes free stuff, right? If you also like visiting public lands, or are looking for ideas to get out and about in nature, America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission to visitors on the following days in 2014: Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Feb. 15-17: Presidents’ Day weekend Sept. 27: National …
Want to impress your teachers, enrich your life, and have fun while learning? Visit a national wildlife refuge and see what refuges are doing to conserve your wildlife heritage. National wildlife refuges include many of America’s most treasured landscapes. Take your parents; take a camera. These precious places help protect wildlife, generate jobs, clean our …
Justin Moore proves he is true to his roots through his music and with the kickoff of his third studio album, Off the Beaten Path. After a special performance at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on Friday night and watching the Razorback football game on Saturday, Moore headed over to Gaston’s White River Resort …
It’s August but there’s still time to get out and have fun before the kids head back to school. Why not combine fun and learning with a trip to one of two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s nature centers in the Arkansas Delta? The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center is located in Jonesboro. …