The Family and Community Fisheries Program enhances and creates destinations in urban areas, so excellent fishing is available within a stone’s throw of all Arkansans. We hold fishing events, beginner fishing clinics and tagged fish contests at selected cities throughout the year.
Thousands of pounds of 13- to 15-inch channel catfish are stocked every four weeks at all Community Fishing Destinations from March through October.
More than 65,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout are stocked each winter from November through March across the state in Family and Community Fishing Program destinations. While most trout average just under a pound, a few 2-5 pounders are stocked each year. Most locations are stocked on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.