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

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish. Larger lakes across the state, 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.

Other Available Species

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

State Record: 215 lbs 0 oz

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 17 lbs 5 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 10 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 35 lbs 12 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 16 lbs 1 oz

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

World record: 144 lbs

State Record: 118 lbs 9 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 15 oz

Sturgeon

Sturgeon

Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs

State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 23 lbs 12 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

Arkansas Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record alligator gar was caught from the Arkansas River.

The state record bowfin was caught in Desha County.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of the Little Red River.

The state record longnose gar was caught from Taylor Old River Lake.

The state record northern pike was taken out of DeGray Lake.

The state record paddlefish was caught from Beaver Lake.

The state record spotted gar was caught in Little Red River.

The state record tiger muskie was taken out of the Spring River.

The state record sturgeon was taken out of the Spring River.

For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the AR walleye page.

 

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