If you’re fishing for a good time, you’ve come to the right place.
Arkansas is home to over 300 public fishing areas, many of them stocked by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Here, fishing is a time-honored tradition and a passion to many. You can reel in a variety of fish species, from crappie to catfish to black bass. And you can cook your catch to make a delicious meal!
From beginner fishing derbies to professional fishing tournaments, our state offers fishing opportunities for anglers of any age and skill level. Use the pages below to learn more about fishing in The Natural State, and be sure to get your fishing license if you’re 16 or older.
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