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Best Arkansas Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in AR.

Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Ouachita, Millwood Lake and Norfork Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Arkansas, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Beaver Lake
  • Bull Shoals Lake
  • Greers Ferry Lake
  • Lake Dardanelle
  • Lake Ouachita
Best Bass Lakes

Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Dardanell, Lake Ouachita and Millwood Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Chicot, Lake Conway, Lake Dardanelle and Lake Ouachita are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Conway, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Greeson, Greenwood Lake and Lake Ouachita are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Bear Creek Lake, Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Ouachita are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Dardanelle, Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake and Lake Ouachita are the favorite lakes for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

The Arkansas River, Beaver Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Dardanelle and Lake Ouachita are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Arkansas fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Arkansas map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in AR at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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