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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWNnvWfpYJI&feature=youtu.be There’s something happening on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Norfork National Fish Hatchery in Mountain Home. It’s an outdoor adventure day for kids between the ages of 5 and 15. Activities range from fly fishing in Dry Run Creek and shooting bows and arrows to BB gun target practice and Japanese fish painting.  You …
Captain John Hillstrand from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and Tom Oar from History Channel’s Mountain Men will be the center of attention at the 4th annual Arkansas Outdoors Expo in Conway.  The hunting, fishing and outdoor show takes place in the Conway Expo Center. Tom Oar will visit with attendees on Saturday from 11 a.m. …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x-iUkUPNfY I try to go out with Bill Dennis of Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services once a year.  He knows fish, he knows the Arkansas River, and he’s darn pleasant to fish with. A few weeks ago we headed out on Lake Dardanelle, an impoundment of the Arkansas River. It stretches some 50 miles through …
Throughout July, many of the wonderful state parks in eastern Arkansas are offering day camps for kids. It’s a great way to get outside, have fun and learn a few things along the way. Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers a Children’s Day Camp for kids ages 8-12 on July 9-11. For those ages …
There are some great fishing locations in Central Arkansas.  The Arkansas River, Lake Maumelle and Lake Conway immediately come to mind but there are quite a few smaller public lakes and ponds in the area. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has made it easier than ever to find these angling gems with a list …
Father’s Day is this Sunday. Here’s a fun way to celebrate with dad – the Father’s Day Fishing Derby at War Eagle Mill near Rogers. At the Mill, dads and kids will fish War Eagle Creek hoping to win a prize for the biggest, smallest or ugliest fish. The derby is from 8:30 a.m. to …
  Hot Springs is in the midst of an interesting fishing opportunity- the $75,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge at Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. The challenge is open until July 31. This is the third year for the event and the payout for catching the top fish, known as “Big Al,” is $10,000.  And a …
June is a great time to grab your pole and get to the lake, river or pond for some outstanding fishing in eastern Arkansas. Events this month are catering to the younger anglers, giving them an opportunity to show off their fishing skills! The Marianna/Lee County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Francis National Forest and …
The below fishing news was sent by Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. According to the commission, it is walleye time in several Arkansas lakes and rivers. The full news release by Stephens is below. ‘When the second half of February arrives, it’s walleye time in Arkansas. The tasty but challenging fish …
Everybody likes free stuff, right? If you also like visiting public lands, or are looking for ideas to get out and about in nature, America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission to visitors on the following days in 2014: Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Feb. 15-17: Presidents’ Day weekend Sept. 27: National …