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.

Summer Fishing

By Seasons

Summer Bass Fishing in Arkansas Going summer fishing in Arkansas? Fill your stringer with bream and redear in June, when wade fishing is good. Hot summer nights are perfect for catfishing.

Lookin' for a fight? Bowfin, a.k.a. grinnel, is best during warm months in the rivers and oxbow lakes, bayous and swamps of eastern and southern Arkansas. While it's not an often sought fish by most anglers, it can add some hot action to the middle of your day when panfishing action tapers off.

Summer bass fishing in Arkansas is a blast! For intense, top water fun with white bass, try summer bass fishing anywhere clear water is coming into a river, tailwaters of a lock and dam channel, and large man-made reservoirs such as Beaver Lake.

Enjoy summer walleye fishing with minnows, jibs, crankbaits and spoons in Arkansas. Fishing for walleye in Arkansas's moderate to shallow waters during the summer months is recommended, especially in waters with gravel or rocky bottoms.

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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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That Special Touch

1 Gables Inn Bed & Breakfast Two night stay for two people; includes breakfast, flowers, chocolates & candles, $60 dinner, admission for two to either the Hot Springs Mountain Tower or Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Hike the Highpoint

Mount Magazine State Park