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,, 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.

Other Species

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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Young Anglers Find Family Tradition on Dry Run Creek in North Central Arkansas

November 22, 2015 11:42 a.m.
Asher Samsel, 11, flips his lure into one of the cascading pools of Dry Run Creek. The autumn-tinted trees lining the bank behind him are so picturesque in the soft, overcast light that the scene almo...

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...
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