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 Waters

Arkansas fishing waters welcome a simple cane pole and can of worms, a graceful fly rod on a flowing river or a bass boat racing to a hot spot. The Natural State offers 9,700 miles of fishable streams and rivers, 600,000 acres of lakes, numerous bayous, creeks and sloughs, providing anglers the chance to land a trophy or catch a limit from a variety of freshwater species.

Trout Fishing in Arkansas

In Arkansas, trout fishing for rainbow, brown cutthroat and brook trout is a favorite outdoor activity on the White River, in the tail waters of the Norfork, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Ouachita and Greers Ferry dams. The Little Missouri River in western Arkansas offers cool-season rainbow trout fishing. Catfish, crappie and bream are also abundant in the southern part of the state.



Year Round Fishing

Arkansas makes for great fishing all year long, even during the winter months. This makes The Natural State ideal for vacation fishing trips. The state provides some of the best local fishing areas you'll find, whether it be a quiet cove on a lake or the serenity of a trout stream. Fishing in Arkansas is a popular pastime for family fishing vacations, those who want to hook a trophy-sized fish or those competing in tournaments.

Arkansas Fishing Waters
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Jen Ripple is Straight Outta Cotter this Saturday

February 20, 2018 11:01 p.m.
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...

Your Spring Break guide to the Buffalo National River

January 31, 2018 11:41 a.m.
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 ...

Hot Springs showcased on upcoming Major League Fishing show

December 22, 2017 8:51 p.m.
Hot Springs and the prime fishing that can be found there will be featured on the upcoming Major League Fishing show on the Outdoor Channel. The lakes featured on the show are Lake Hamilton and Lake O...
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