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.

Winter Fishing in Arkansas

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Winter Bass Fishing in Arkansas and Winter Crappie Fishing in Arkansas Want to go winter trout fishing? Bundle up and head for water. November is a great time to fish for trout, particularly on the White River below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams, where brown trout make their spawning runs. Or, look for blue catfish on the Mississippi River. Find winter panfish in dam tailwaters of the Arkansas River and deep, clear Greers Ferry Lake is a great place to try for lunker walleye in the cold months. Winter crappie fishing begins in mid-February. Look for crappie in shoreline shallows of oxbows like Midway Lake. Most other lakes don't warm up enough for the crappie to turn on until mid-March.

Going for winter bass fishing? The smallmouth bass streams of the Ozarks and Ouachitas are popular any time of year; but, winter makes for a perfect float fish because water levels are just right and rivers are less crowded. Floats can last hours or days and in a canoe you can reach many a prime spot.

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