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

MacArthur Park
The park's pond has several fish species such as largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and trout.
Lake Cherrywood Park
This park is located in Sherwood, AR and includes a stocked lake where visitors can catch largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and trout.
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.
Bluegill
Bluegill
Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in Arkansas

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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