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.

Delta Fishing

The broad bottomland rivers of the Arkansas Delta are much touted for fishing. The Arkansas Delta has many popular fishing areas for a plethora of species. Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Manila contains Mallard Lake where the state-record largemouth bass was caught. This refuge basin is thought to have formed from the New Madrid earthquake of 1811-12 and is fed by the Little River.

One of the best crappie spots in the state is Connerly Bayou, a tributary of Lake Chicot in Lake Village. Lake Chicot, Lake Dunn, and Lake Austell are must-fish lakes in the Arkansas Delta. Crowley's Ridge offers excellent Delta fishing on the Black and Little Rivers as well as Lake Ashbaugh. The main species in the river are catfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Wooded Grand Lake, southeast of Eudora, is excellent for catches of bass, catfish and panfish. The second largest natural lake in Arkansas, Horseshoe Lake fishing offers up good bass and catfish amid a lot of cypress trees.

Delta Fishing and Horseshoe Lake Fishing This fertile region-shaped by the Mighty Mississippi River - is known for its agriculture and abundance of Delta fishing and hunting opportunities.

Visitors also will find state parks, wildlife refuges, museums and galleries, archeology sites, national heritage sites, a national forest, and recreational opportunities ranging from world-class hunting and fishing, to hiking, biking and birdwatching. Two major routes link the 15 counties included in this region: Crowley's Ridge Parkway (a National Scenic Byway), and The Great River Road-Arkansas (part of a 10-state route extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico).

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Four Arkansas lakes make Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings

June 30, 2017 10:17 p.m.
Four Arkansas lakes are on Bassmaster Magazine’s recent release of the publication’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings. This year, the rankings highlight the Top 12 fisheries in the nation regardless of lo...

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...
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