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 Southern Sports Fishing Locations

From serious Bassmaster Classic and FLW contests to a summer youth fishing tournament on local lakes, Arkansas hosts a number of angling events year-round and is one of the best Southern sports fishing destinations.

The fishing calendar of events will show you when and where Arkansas adult and youth fishing tournaments or derbies take place, as well as offer contact information for each.

Get acquainted with the Arkansas fishing seasons, then check out the fishing tournament schedule using the calendar and don’t miss your next chance to reel in the big one!

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May
22
Sunday
Annual Fishing Derby
Mena 
May
28
Saturday
27th Annual Big Bass Festival
De Queen 
Jun
3
Friday
20th Annual Lum amd Abner Senior Fishing Derby
Mena 
Jun
4
Saturday
20th Annual Lum and Abner Fishing Derby
Mena 
Jun
11
Saturday
26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Salesville 
Jun
19
Sunday
Father's Day Annual Fishing Derby
Rogers 
Jun
24
Friday
Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza
6/24/2016 - 6/26/2016
North Little Rock 
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AGFC trout fishing seminars scheduled in Heber Springs

April 28, 2016 7:07 p.m.
In Arkansas, trout fishing for rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and brook trout is a favorite outdoor activity on the White River in the tailwaters of the Norfork, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Ouachita, and Greers ...

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day in Arkansas’s parks

April 26, 2016 2:43 p.m.
Around here, we like to think every day is a great day for kids to visit parks. And the National Park Trust agrees—so much so that they’ve designated a special day to encourage children to visit natio...

Cotter Trout Festival is first weekend in May

April 20, 2016 8:21 a.m.
Get ready for gypsy-jazz, an old-fashioned White River shore lunch, parade, car show, fly casting demonstrations and more on the first weekend of May during the annual Cotter Trout Festival. The fun k...
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