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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Arkansas and Twin Lakes area open for business

June 15, 2017 4:46 p.m.
 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 flooding in southe...

Fly Fishing 101 class at Garvan Woodland Gardens

June 8, 2017 5:20 p.m.
Guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters in Hot Springs will be presenting an introductory Fly Fishing 101 class at Garvan Woodland Gardens on June 17.  Those interested will learn the basics of the cr...

Free Fishing Weekend and fishing derbies June 9-11

May 31, 2017 2:28 p.m.
Anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 9, through midnight Sunday night, June 11. An annual tradition sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Comm...
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