Most people would never guess that world record trout are caught
in Arkansas. Yet, the world record brown trout was caught in Little
Red River. The previous world record it replaced also came from
Arkansas. The White River and North Fork River also yield many
nice trout including rainbow, brook, cutthroat and brown trout.
Arkansas Trout Fishing Lakes
For lakes, try Beaver Lake, Bull
Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Hamilton, Norfolk Lake and
Lake Ouachita. The Arkansas state record brook trout was taken
out of the North Fork River and the Little Red River produced
the AR state record brown trout. The White River was home to the
Arkansas state record cutthroat trout and the state record rainbow
trout. The AR lstate record lake trout was caught out of Greers
Visit the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission for details regarding
stocking in Arkansas.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Arkansas.