Beaver Lake StripersPick up your Arkansas fishing license so you can enjoy The Natural State. Some nicknames are cute, but in this case the natural beauty is real - clear lakes, rivers, mountains, forests and opportunities to catch world record walleye, stripers, wipers, brown trout and more. Over 600,000 acres of reservoirs and lakes plus nearly 10,000 miles of rivers entice anglers from near and far to come to Arkansas and try their luck.
The AGFC manages the fisheries in Arkansas. They offer many resources from their home page: Arkansas Game and Fish. There you will find information covering regulations, fishing limits, and much, much more.
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You can enjoy 14 large corps of engineers lakes including great fishing in these lakes tail-waters. The stripers above were from Beaver Lake, Arkansas. I used a 3 Day Trip Arkansas Fishing License on that trip. You will also find 52 smaller lakes that are managed by the AGFC. Here is a great resource link to an interactive map resource that shows you this and more: Interactive Arkansas Fishing Map
Or if you would rather print a PDF copy of a specific lake such as Lake Conway, click on this link: PDF Lake Maps.
Lake Conway Do you see why they call it the Natural State?
Arkansas Brown Trout
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Arkansas River Little Rock
Located in the North Central region of Arkansas, north of Little Rock, Greers Ferry offers a wide variety of world class fishing. Located as part of the Little Red River, Greers Ferry features largemouth, wipers (white bass/striper hybrids, walleye and trout. While you could in theory fish for all in one day, you probably should think about a 3 day or more trip, or simply plan multiple trips to enjoy this great fishery. Holding world records for:
Arkansas is home to 2 national fish hatcheries: Norfork and Greers Ferry. These two hatcheries focus on Trout production. In addition they manage 8 state hatcheries. Arkansas Fish Hatcheries Click on this link - you find their addresses and times for tours a fascinating outing.
Now you understand the source of the Nickname for Arkansas - the Natural State. Pick up your Arkansas Fishing License and go have some fun. Small to large lakes, lots of rivers and streams - abundant wildlife. Beauty abounds! One last link to explore will give you insight into elevation, rivers and lakes, and even satellite imaging. Click on this following link to explore: Arkansas Maps and Contours.