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.

Arkansas is Home to World Record Fishing

Popular game fish in Arkansas include largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and trout. But anglers can enjoy the challenge of many often-overlooked species as well, such as the bowfin, gar, carp, paddlefish and pickerel. Anglers looking for an extra challenge can try to set a fishing world record here in Arkansas.

One of Arkansas's best secrets is the world-record fishing on the state's many lakes and rivers. Northern Arkansas is a particularly good spot to try and set a bass fishing world record.

Want to set a Fishing World Record?

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site, www.agfc.com, provides detailed information on each species and where in the state you can find them. You could be the next to enter the realm of world record fishing and catch a record-breaking bass, trout or other fish in Arkansas.

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Find out about good local fishing areas in Arkansas and enjoy a day of easy casting or go all-out trying to set a fishing world record.

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Hot Springs Fishing Challenge!

March 23, 2017 3:09 p.m.
Cora Easterday of Visit Hot Springs has sent word about the upcoming Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. The event, which was created to bring attention to the fishing available in Arkansas, has been takin...

Free fly fishing classes in Heber Springs

January 25, 2017 9:53 p.m.
If you’re interested in getting into fly fishing, here’s a great way to do it if you’re in North Central Arkansas. Greg Seaton of The Little Red Fly Fishing Guide Service is offering free fly fishing ...

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...
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