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.

Central Arkansas Fishing

Central Arkansas is a great destination filled with exciting cities, festivals, shopping, and history; yet, fishing opportunities abound amid its rivers and lakes.

The Arkansas River dissects the state as it runs through Central Arkansas and numerous lakes punctuate the region as well. The Arkansas is loaded with game fish, including largemouth bass and catfish. Managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, there are numerous public use areas including campgrounds, boat ramps and fishing areas along its length.

Lake Maumelle Fishing Guide

Maumelle Park, the only public campground in Little Rock, is a U.S. Corps of Engineers facility on the river that features a fishing pier, playground, showers and flush toilets, 98 camping spaces with water and electricity, a boat ramp, and a day-use picnic area.

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Lake Maumelle, Arkansas provides Little Rock's main water supply (no swimming allowed), but is also a popular boating and fishing lake. Lake Maumelle, dammed in 1957, covers an area of 14 square miles and has a 70-mile shoreline. Bass is the main Lake Maumelle fishing lure with white, black and hybrid striped being popular catches. Kentucky bass, crappie, bream and catfish are other species found in the lake.

Extensive Little Rock, North Little Rock and Maumelle park systems also provide the chance to play golf or tennis, hike leafy trails, talk to the animals in the park-like Little Rock Zoo or picnic in beautiful natural settings.

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Mother Nature’s message to the stressed out

April 25, 2017 1:42 p.m.
After fishing for two days, eating great food, socializing with friends, hiking, and enjoying my roomy two-bedroom cottage at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, it was time to head home. I was s...

Fish, ducks and wildflowers highlight May fun

April 21, 2017 5:17 p.m.
May is a wonderful  month to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. These great events offer fun for kids of all ages. If the youngster in your life has ever wanted to learn more about fishing, here’...

Hot Springs Fishing Challenge!

March 23, 2017 3:09 p.m.
Cora Easterday of Visit Hot Springs has sent word about the upcoming Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. The event, which was created to bring attention to the fishing available in Arkansas, has been takin...
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