Fishing in Arkansas

Arkansas offers a great variety of fish species. Purchase your fishing license today, and go with your family to a spot near you.

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Top Fishing Spots in Arkansas

Foster Pond
MacArthur Park contains more than 10,000 catchable fish, including rainbow trout and channel catfish. This park is a perfect family fishing destination in Arkansas.
Wells Lake
A popular fishing destination in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley.
Lake Ouachita State Park
This park is a water sports mecca where anglers can fish for bream, crappie, catfish, stripers, and largemouth bass.
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Common Catches in Arkansas

Green Sunfish
Green Sunfish
The green sunfish is a panfish with white, flaky flesh.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
Bluegill
Bluegill
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.

Arkansas Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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How to Fly Fish: A Beginner's Guide

Fly Fishing

This unique entry among fishing methods is easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing.

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