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 Fishing License Information

If you are 16 years or older, a fishing license is required. A resident Arkansas fishing license, valid for one year beginning the date of purchase, costs $30. Nonresident fishing trip licenses cost $10 for three days, $15 for 7 days and $20 for 14 days. To fish in trout waters, an additional $7.50 nonresident trout permit is also required.

Licenses may be purchased at boat docks, many locations selling hunting and fishing supplies, some discount chains or directly from the Game and Fish Commission. They may be ordered by phone at 800-364-4263. Have your credit card and driver's license ready when calling.

For more information, including cost and types of licenses available, visit www.AG&FC.com. The AG&FC Web site also provides information on fishing regulations including game fish limits and size restrictions or you can obtain a copy at many of the same locations which sell fishing licenses.

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Connect with Nature at Moro Bay State Park

February 2, 2015 8:20 PM
Known as a fishing and water sport hot spot, Moro Bay State Park is the only Arkansas state park on the lower Ouachita River. “Moro Bay is a smaller park in a less populated area of the state that man...

Experience the Outdoors…Indoors!

December 19, 2014 3:23 PM
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Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River

October 7, 2014 5:50 PM
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