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.

Best Southern Sports Fishing Locations

From serious Bassmaster Classic and FLW contests to a summer youth fishing tournament on local lakes, Arkansas hosts a number of angling events year-round and is one of the best Southern sports fishing destinations.

The fishing calendar of events will show you when and where Arkansas adult and youth fishing tournaments or derbies take place, as well as offer contact information for each.

Get acquainted with the Arkansas fishing seasons, then check out the fishing tournament schedule using the calendar and don’t miss your next chance to reel in the big one!

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Wednesday
National Bass Fishing Institute
4/16/2018 - 5/4/2018
Mount Ida 
May
1
Tuesday
7th Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge
5/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
Hot Springs 
May
5
Saturday
Buddy Bass Tournament
Rogers 
Jun
2
Saturday
Kids' Fishing Derby
Diamond City 
Jun
9
Saturday
Children's Fishing Derby
Clarksville 
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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...

Jen Ripple is Straight Outta Cotter this Saturday

February 20, 2018 11:01 p.m.
Jen Ripple, founder of DUN Magazine, will be hosted by Straight Outta Cotter guide service this Saturday, Feb. 24 to discuss “The History of Women in Fly Fishing.” The event will take place from 7 p.m...
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