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.

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 kicks off from 4:30 p.m. until dark on Friday, May 6 at the pavilion in Big Spring Park. Live music will be by …
Steve Wilson, better known to Arkansans as “Wild Man,” began his career with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a hunting safety training officer in 1978, and was named Chief of the Information and Education Division in 1987. He has served as AGFC public affairs coordinator for the past 20 years. He is host of …
April brings fun and fantasy for kids of all ages to the Arkansas Delta On April 1-4, the Forum Theatre in Jonesboro offers Rapunzel & Robin Hood: A Double Feature. Rapunzel features a rapping cast telling the story of the long-haired beauty, and Robin Hood and his merry men bring a comical edge to the …
Kevin Cheri began his career with the National Park Service as a park ranger intake trainee at the Buffalo National River in 1978. In 2007, almost 30 years later, he happily returned as superintendent of the Buffalo, America’s first national river. Today, he and his staff of about 60 oversee 95,730 acres with three designated …
Four days are left in this year’s $86,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. This is the fourth year for the challenge and the folks at Visit Hot Springs, who are sponsoring the event, have sent a news release with the information that the most valuable fish, worth $10,000, hasn’t been caught yet. This top fish is …
Want to try fishing and see how you like it before you spend the money to buy a license? Then grab a fishing rod and head to your nearest lake or stream this weekend. By special proclamation of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone – resident or nonresident – may fish without a license or trout stamp …
Since 2009, a group of guys from Louisiana has been traveling annually to the White River below Bull Shoals Dam in north-central Arkansas. They have turned the week-long trip into more than a leisure vacation, giving the event a name, logo and website – Arkansas Adventure. The group consists of Jeff “Mr. Ed” Horchoff, Mike …