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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Apr
14
Friday
14th Annual StarDaze Festival
4/14/2017 - 4/15/2017
Star City 
Apr
22
Saturday
BFL Arkie - Arkansas River
North Little Rock 
Apr
22
Saturday
2nd Annual Diamond City Chamber Bass Tournament
Diamond City 
Apr
22
Saturday
Diamond City Chamber Family Fishing Tournament
Diamond City 
May
6
Saturday
Buddy Bass Tournament
Rogers 
May
6
Saturday
16th Annual Cotter Trout Festival
Cotter 
Jun
3
Saturday
Free Kids' Fishing Derby
Diamond City 
Jun
17
Saturday
20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby
Jacksonville 
Jun
23
Friday
Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza of Arkansas
6/23/2017 - 6/25/2017
Little Rock 
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Fly fishing workshop at Garvan Woodland Gardens

September 26, 2016 1:21 p.m.
A Fly Fishing 101 Workshop is set to take place at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on October 8. The class is being taught by guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters. While here, participants w...

Arkansas angler inducted into National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

May 23, 2016 10:59 p.m.
Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray recently tackled one of the highest achievements in the sport, an induction into the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. His fellow inductees this year ...

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 ...
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