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Arkansas Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout in Arkansas lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Arkansas

AR Trout Fishing Waters

For lakes, try Bull Shoals Lake or Greers Ferry Lake. The Arkansas state record brook trout was taken out of the North Fork River and the Little Red River produced the AR state record brown trout. The White River was home to the Arkansas state record cutthroat trout and the state record rainbow trout. The AR state record lake trout was caught out of Greers Ferry Lake.

Visit the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission for details regarding trout stocking in Arkansas.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Arkansas Record Trout

Fly fishing reel

Most people would never guess that world record trout are caught in Arkansas. Yet, the world record brown trout was caught in Little Red River. The previous world record it replaced also came from Arkansas. The White River and North Fork River also yield many nice trout including rainbow, brook, cutthroat and brown trout. The AR state record rainbow trout was caught out of the White River, North Fork River yielded the state record brook trout, and Greers Ferry Lake was home to the state record lake trout. The Arkansas state record cutthroat trout was also taken out of the White River.

Fishing for trout in Arkansas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

AR State Record: 19 lbs 1 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

AR State Record: 9 lbs 9 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

AR State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

AR State Record: 40 lbs 4 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

AR State Record: 11 lbs 5 oz

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

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Arkansas waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

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