Looking for Ozark fishing opportunities? The Ozarks are a heavily eroded plateau, pushed up eons ago and carved out by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. Nature worked wonders, and today the diversity of these highlands is endless.
Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy. Trout floats on the White, Little Red and Spring Rivers, plus bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams, make for world-class fishing action. Recreational boating, canoeing and swimming are also on the agenda of many visitors.
Plan a leisurely walk along a trickling stream, or pick up the pace on an award-winning hiking trail. Enjoy the shady porch of a cozy log cabin or sail a 40,000-acre lake. Take time to tour a museum, historic home, formal garden or Civil War park. Dance and sing along at an informal mountain hoedown or dress up for an evening on the town.
Include a day or two to explore the rich heritage of the hill country. Study the traditional folkways, see the wonders of a limestone cavern or visit a craftsman at work.
Upper Little Red River Arkansas Fishing
Little Red River, emerging icy cold from beneath massive dam at Greers Ferry Lake is a premier-class trout stream. Trout were introduced to the Little Red in 1966, some three years after the completion of the lake project. Rainbows, browns and cutthroats are caught for some 35-river miles below the dam. Howard "Rip" Collins caught a 40-pound, four-ounce world record brown trout on the river in 1992...a mark that stood until 2009.
Upper Little Red River Arkansas Fishing offers 29 miles of ideal trout habitat below Greers Ferry Dam at Heber Springs. Brown trout running 5 to 8 pounds are common, and a 20- to 30-pounder is always possible in the river that produced the 40-pound, 4-ounce world record. The brown trout spawning run occurs from mid-October through November, making these especially good times to fish. This popular Ozark Mountain tailwater trout stream is beautiful in its own special way, running clear and cold, skirted by scenic hardwood hillsides alive with wildlife - otters, raccoons, deer, ducks, songbirds and eagles.
Fishing the White River, Arkansas
Fishing the White River Arkansas is a fun and relaxed fishing trip because there are so many amenities and beautiful fishing spots. From Bull Shoals to Newport, the White River flows through some of the most scenic regions The Natural State has to offer. Starting in the western Ozarks, the White meanders through the hills some 300 miles before reaching Bull Shoals Lake. With the help of Norfork Dam, Bull Shoals converts the White into a 100-mile trout stream, framed by some of the most colorful limestone bluffs and lush forests in the nation. Boat launch facilities are located at most access points and fishing resorts are available from Bull Shoals to Mountain View. Flat-bottomed johnboats, fitted with comfy seats, are the preferred method of fishing and viewing the scenery along the river. Several record-breaking browns and rainbows have been hooked on the upper White. Below Batesville, the White runs warmer and bass become popular targets. At Newport, the river turns southward across the delta before joining the Mississippi River in southeast Arkansas