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.

Trout Fishing Lures and Baits

A host of variables determine the best bait or lure choice for Arkansas trout, including weather, water conditions, season, the tackle you prefer using, whether you're fishing from bank or boat, which trout water you are fishing, whether you are using a fly rod or spin casting and more.

For those who like to fly fish, a popular sport on the White, North Fork and Little Red rivers in particularly, some favorite wet patterns include red fox squirrel hair nymphs, sowbugs, scuds, Wooly Buggers, sculpin, and softshell crayfish patterns. The best thing to do is check with local fly shops for popular patterns at your destination.

A wide range of effective small artificial baits for most Arkansas trout waters include small minnow-type plugs, spinners, small crankbaits, spoons and small jigs.

Effective natural baits - night crawlers, crawfish, sculpins, and waxworms - are used on their own or in combinations - marabou jig with waxworm. Other popular baits often used in combination with night crawlers include Velveeta cheese, marshmallows, canned corn, salmon eggs, and commercial baits.

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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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