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.

Delta Fishing

The broad bottomland rivers of the Arkansas Delta are much touted for fishing. The Arkansas Delta has many popular fishing areas for a plethora of species. Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Manila contains Mallard Lake where the state-record largemouth bass was caught. This refuge basin is thought to have formed from the New Madrid earthquake of 1811-12 and is fed by the Little River.

One of the best crappie spots in the state is Connerly Bayou, a tributary of Lake Chicot in Lake Village. Lake Chicot, Lake Dunn, and Lake Austell are must-fish lakes in the Arkansas Delta. Crowley's Ridge offers excellent Delta fishing on the Black and Little Rivers as well as Lake Ashbaugh. The main species in the river are catfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Wooded Grand Lake, southeast of Eudora, is excellent for catches of bass, catfish and panfish. The second largest natural lake in Arkansas, Horseshoe Lake fishing offers up good bass and catfish amid a lot of cypress trees.

Delta Fishing and Horseshoe Lake Fishing This fertile region-shaped by the Mighty Mississippi River - is known for its agriculture and abundance of Delta fishing and hunting opportunities.

Visitors also will find state parks, wildlife refuges, museums and galleries, archeology sites, national heritage sites, a national forest, and recreational opportunities ranging from world-class hunting and fishing, to hiking, biking and birdwatching. Two major routes link the 15 counties included in this region: Crowley's Ridge Parkway (a National Scenic Byway), and The Great River Road-Arkansas (part of a 10-state route extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico).

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Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River

October 7, 2014 5:50 PM
Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long be...

Fly Tying and other Very Ento-resting Programs at Hobbs

September 10, 2014 3:32 PM
In addition to great trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers offers great programs that span a variety of interests. If you like insects o...

No Batteries Required

September 5, 2014 12:40 AM
It’s September and the kids are getting back into the school routine…hopefully! It’s also a great time to get out and enjoy some fun activities geared toward the younger crowd, like these two events b...
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$175 & up weekend nights in November - private cabin for the price of a hotel!

The Retreat at Sky Ridge $179 & up November weekend nights - private cabin for the price of a hotel room!

Biking on the Ridge

Village Creek State Park Enjoy a weekend of mountain biking at Village Creek State Park.

FREE Night! Kids Stay Free! Fireplace, Jacuzzi Bathtub In A Cozy Ouachita Mountain Cabin Near Mena.

Cabins at Mena Free night, winter rates, plus kids stay free at a cozy woods cabin in the Ouachita Mountains near Mena, Arkansas.