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.

Summer Fishing

By Seasons

Summer Bass Fishing in Arkansas Going summer fishing in Arkansas? Fill your stringer with bream and redear in June, when wade fishing is good. Hot summer nights are perfect for catfishing.

Lookin' for a fight? Bowfin, a.k.a. grinnel, is best during warm months in the rivers and oxbow lakes, bayous and swamps of eastern and southern Arkansas. While it's not an often sought fish by most anglers, it can add some hot action to the middle of your day when panfishing action tapers off.

Summer bass fishing in Arkansas is a blast! For intense, top water fun with white bass, try summer bass fishing anywhere clear water is coming into a river, tailwaters of a lock and dam channel, and large man-made reservoirs such as Beaver Lake.

Enjoy summer walleye fishing with minnows, jibs, crankbaits and spoons in Arkansas. Fishing for walleye in Arkansas's moderate to shallow waters during the summer months is recommended, especially in waters with gravel or rocky bottoms.

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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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