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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Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

December 19, 2016 5:51 p.m.
Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake...

Thinking outside this Black Friday

November 18, 2016 2:50 p.m.
The holiday season is upon us and with it, comes a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. Traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shop...

Fly fishing workshop at Garvan Woodland Gardens

September 26, 2016 1:21 p.m.
A Fly Fishing 101 Workshop is set to take place at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on October 8. The class is being taught by guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters. While here, participants w...
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