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 is Home to World Record Fishing

Popular game fish in Arkansas include largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and trout. But anglers can enjoy the challenge of many often-overlooked species as well, such as the bowfin, gar, carp, paddlefish and pickerel. Anglers looking for an extra challenge can try to set a fishing world record here in Arkansas.

One of Arkansas's best secrets is the world-record fishing on the state's many lakes and rivers. Northern Arkansas is a particularly good spot to try and set a bass fishing world record.

Want to set a Fishing World Record?

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Web site, www.agfc.com, provides detailed information on each species and where in the state you can find them. You could be the next to enter the realm of world record fishing and catch a record-breaking bass, trout or other fish in Arkansas.

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Find out about good local fishing areas in Arkansas and enjoy a day of easy casting or go all-out trying to set a fishing world record.

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The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge!

May 9, 2018 10:48 p.m.
This year’s Hot Springs Fishing Challenge has started! The event was created to bring attention to the fishing available in Arkansas and has been taking place for the past seven years. The challenge s...

Two fly fishing film nights you don’t want to miss

February 26, 2018 12:12 a.m.
March is a great month for people who love fly fishing – a new documentary gets its debut and the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to town. Fly Fish Arkansas “The goal with this film was to showcase...

Trout Unlimited conservation banquet set for March 9

February 25, 2018 9:40 p.m.
The 32nd annual Conservation Banquet and Auction for Arkansas Trout Unlimited Chapter 514 in Northwest Arkansas is set for Friday, March 9 at the Fayetteville Town Center (15 W Mountain St.). The even...
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