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Arkansas Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in AR.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

Planning a fishing trip to Arkansas? You have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state, including 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 and others. Many of the lakes in Arkansas have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

Arkansas is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Stripers fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Walleye, Catfish, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Alligator Gar, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Bowfin, Paddlefish and sunfish including Flier Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Tilapia, Warmouth, White Bass which are plentiful in some waters.


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Weekly Fishing Report

Little Red River, Arkansas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Arkansas fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Arkansas fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Arkansas for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Arkansas include Fayetteville, Fort Smith , Jonesboro, Paragould, Arkadelphia, Little Rock, Eudora, Pine Bluff, Jacksonville, Mountain Home and others scattered across AR, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Arkansas fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.