Kids bank fishing at Lake Sylvia
Kids bank fishing at Lake Sylvia
People fishing from a pier at Lake Chicot State Park
People fishing from a pier at Lake Chicot State Park
Teens bank fishing at a lake near Osceola, Arkansas
Teens bank fishing at a lake near Osceola, Arkansas
Kids bank fishing at Lake Sylvia
Kids bank fishing at Lake Sylvia
A father and son bank fishing in Arkansas
A father and son bank fishing in Arkansas

Bank Fishing Hot Spots in Arkansas

Almost half of Arkansas’ anglers fish from the bank, according to an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission survey conducted from a random sample of all fishing license holders. Arkansas boasts more than 600,000 acres of lakes and 90,000 miles of rivers and streams, providing ample opportunities for anglers to cast their lines from the bank.

Tips for bank fishing

Similar strategies apply whether you are fishing lakes or rivers. The primary strategy is to look for cover such as weed beds, downed trees and submerged logs. Make sure it is within casting distance.

ALL YOU NEED:

  • Fishing Rod (an inexpensive one works fine)

  • Sinker

  • Bobber

  • Bait options: crickets and worms, or lures

Hot Spots