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.

Best Fishing Locations in the Arkansas Timberlands

Fishers and hunters revere the waters and woods of the Arkansas Timberlands. Travel the rolling, pine-covered Timberlands to visit popular locations for enjoying the great outdoors.

Cane Creek, Millwood and White Oak Lake state parks all have great fishing, camping, hiking and other recreation. Moro Bay fishing grounds and state park are also lures for anglers.The 65,000-acre Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, which contains the world's largest green-tree reservoir, is widely regarded as one of the state's best fishing venues. Lake Columbia is a 3,000-acre impoundment stretching for six miles along Beech Creek about six miles northwest of Magnolia. Largemouth bass are the lake's main drawing card, but fishing is also excellent for crappie, channel catfish, bluegills and red-ear sunfish. Flooded timber covers about half the lake.

The City of Hope, birthplace of former President Bill Clinton, gives tours of his boyhood home, which is now part of the Clinton Center. Just a few miles away, Historic Washington State Park preserves Arkansas's 1863-65 Confederate capital and the town where Sam Houston and others are said to have planned Texas' revolution.

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Hot Springs Fishing Challenge Update

July 28, 2015 5:39 p.m.
Four days are left in this year’s $86,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. This is the fourth year for the challenge and the folks at Visit Hot Springs, who are sponsoring the event, have sent a news re...

It’s Free Fishing Weekend

June 10, 2015 11:54 p.m.
Want to try fishing and see how you like it before you spend the money to buy a license? Then grab a fishing rod and head to your nearest lake or stream this weekend. By special proclamation of Gov. A...

World Championship of Bass Fishing Hits Hot Springs in August!

June 10, 2015 8:27 p.m.
Hot Springs will soon be the scene of the world championships of bass fishing! The 2015 Forrest Wood Cup is slated for August 20-23 on Lake Ouachita. The tournament will draw in 50 of the world’s best...
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