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Arkansas Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in AR lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Arkansas

Some of the top bass lakes in Arkansas include Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Conway, Lake Dardanelle, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Hamilton, Lake Jack Lee, Lake Maumelle, Lake Millwood, Norfolk Lake and Lake Ouachita. You are likely to find exceptional bass fishing on some private ponds as well.

Fishing for bass In Arkansas

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

AR State Record: 16 lbs 8 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

AR State Record: 7 lbs 5 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

AR State Record: 7 lbs 15 oz

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Bass fishing in Arkansas

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Arkansas.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Natural State.

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Catch big bass!

The Arkansas state record largemouth bass came out of Mallard Lake, and Bull Shoals Lake produced the AR state record smallmouth bass and the state record spotted bass.

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Arkansas bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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