Fishing

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. Classified into six regions from the Ozark Mountains to the Delta, the state provides some of the best local fishing areas you’ll find, albeit a quiet cove on a lake or the serenity of a trout river.

The 32nd annual Conservation Banquet and Auction for Arkansas Trout Unlimited Chapter 514 in Northwest Arkansas is set for Friday, March 9 at the Fayetteville Town Center (15 W Mountain St.). The evening includes a live and silent auction, dinner catered by Spring Street Grill, cash bar, raffle items, and short awards program. All proceeds …
Jen Ripple, founder of DUN Magazine, will be hosted by Straight Outta Cotter guide service this Saturday, Feb. 24 to discuss “The History of Women in Fly Fishing.” The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Commercial Lodge, located at 110 McLean Ave. in Cotter. Nathan Buck from Warrior Café will …
Do an online search for things to do in Arkansas and the Buffalo National River is always a prevalent suggestion. In fact, it was recently named the number one Best Arkansas Attraction in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards list for 2018. Why? The nation’s first national river has 95,730 acres with three designated wilderness …
January is a great time to enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. Why not start a new  tradition of spending time in an Arkansas State Park cabin? In the Arkansas Delta, you have great choices of park cabins, ranging from Village Creek to Moro Bay State Park to Crowley’s Ridge to Lake Chicot. Each …
At a recent concert at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville by Trout Fishing in America, the band played a song titled “When the Fog Rolls In.” It was written by Ezra Idlet, one half of the iconic duo, about the place where he lives near a creek in Northwest Arkansas. As I listened to his ballad …
Editor’s note: The rankings featured in this article occurred in 2017, but these lakes are still great bass fisheries and often make the rankings each year. Four Arkansas lakes are on Bassmaster Magazine’s recent release of the publication’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings. This year, the rankings highlight the Top 12 fisheries in the nation regardless of …
Editor’s note: The event referred to in this article occurred in 2017. This lake is open and remains a great and popular Arkansas fishery. Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the …