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All about fishing for alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye, spotted gar and tiger muskie in Arkansas.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Arkansas waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Arkansas

Larger lakes across the state of Arkansas, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Conway, Lake Dardanelle, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Hamilton, Lake Jack Lee, Lake Maumelle, Lake Millwood, Norfolk Lake, Lake Ouachita and others.

Fishing for other species in Arkansas

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

AR State Record: 215 lbs 0 oz



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

AR State Record: 17 lbs 5 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

AR State Record: 7 lbs 10 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

AR State Record: 35 lbs 12 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

AR State Record: 16 lbs 1 oz



World record: 144 lbs

AR State Record: 102 lbs 8 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

AR State Record: 6 lbs 12 oz



World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

AR State Record: 9 lbs 0 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

AR State Record: 6 lbs 12 oz



Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs

AR State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

AR State Record: 23 lbs 12 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Arkansas, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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