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Fishing Arkansas

EZFishing brings you Arkansas's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 6711 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Arkansas Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Arkansas.

Arkansas Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Arkansas?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.

Arkansas Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to Arkansas Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Arkansas's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Arkansas Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Arkansas.

  • Try these great recipes for fresh Arkansas fish
  • Drive past any lake or river in Arkansas this month, and chances are great that you’ll see people, often entire families, gathered along the shore or in boats fishing. Fishing is one of America’s most popular pastimes, something in which people of all ...
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  • 5/28/2017 5:07:00 AM
  • Arkansas Game and Fish searching for two men who shot, killed goose
  • CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A day at the country club ends in foul play. Arkansas Game and Fish posted a video on Facebook from Centennial Valley Country Club today and it's getting a lot of attention. The video shows two men kicking and killing a goose on the
  • THV11
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  • 5/27/2017 3:56:00 AM
  • Lake Poinsett open for unlimited fishing
  • A popular fishing lake in Poinsett County is open for unlimited fishing. As Region 8 News reported in March, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will drain Lake Poinsett in July. The lake must be drained to do construction on the water control structure.
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  • 5/26/2017 5:03:00 PM
  • Free Fishing Weekend and fishing derbies June 9-11
  • LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 9, through midnight Sunday night, June 11.
  • NewtonCountyTimes
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  • 5/26/2017 4:15:00 PM
  • Game & Fish offers free fishing
  • Many people love fishing, but not all of them may have a license to fish. For the weekend of June 9-11, nobody will need a license to fish in Arkansas. "This is a great opportunity for people who don't get much chance to get out and fish," said Elizabeth .
  • Paragould Daily Press
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  • 5/26/2017 10:09:00 AM
  • Arkansas' Spring River Hatchery Recovering from Floods
  • MAMMOTH SPRING – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring is recovering from widespread flooding that resulted from a storm on April 29. The storm dumped more than 8 inches of rain in the region.
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  • 5/26/2017 7:26:00 AM
  • High water at dam brings out the ‘deep sea’ fishing
  • They can live up to 50 years and range throughout the U.S. from Montana to Louisiana. In Oklahoma, they are found mainly in the Grand Neosho and Arkansas river systems. The Wildlife Department’s paddlefish management program involves an extensive ...
  • Muskogee Phoenix
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  • 5/26/2017 5:43:00 AM
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Website Redesign Debuts June 1
  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-( visiting the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website,, will be greeted with a fresh new look when the agency rolls out its new design June 1. The site was last redesigned in 2010. At that time, mobile ..
  • Ammo Land
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  • 5/25/2017 8:41:00 PM
  • War Eagle Buzz Toad Review
  • I quickly tied on the War Eagle Buzz Toad buzzbait and proceeded to crush them myself. I actually grew up fishing buzzbaits on the Arkansas River and in Florida. In fact, it was my favorite bait for catching big bass growing up. But, I’ve been on ...
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  • 5/25/2017 11:34:00 AM
  • Corps Hosts Youth Derby June 3 at Willow Beach Park (AR)
  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers invites youth 15 and under to participate in a free fishing derby at Willow Beach Park, just off of the Arkansas River. The derby will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, June 3. Registration begins at 8 a.m ...
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  • 5/24/2017 5:35:00 AM
  • Judge gets sneak peak at fish stories
  • But first, a little more about the contest. It's the annual Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette fish story contest, and there's still time to enter. E-mail your story, write it on a Big Chief tablet or napkin. Just get it here to fish story central by May
  • NWA Online
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  • 5/23/2017 8:40:00 AM
  • Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas
  • Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and
  • North Texas e-News
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  • 5/21/2017 3:08:00 AM
  • Fish Tale: The story of trout stocking in NH rivers lakes, ponds and stream
  • Schafermeyer has liked fishing ever since he was a little boy. “I grew up in Missouri and Arkansas, and fished as a little kid. I was drawn to it,” he said. This is shown in Schafermeyer’s work. “If you are new to fishing, the internet is a good ...
  • Berlin Daily Sun
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  • 5/20/2017 12:28:00 PM
  • High water and habitat come together for Greers Ferry fish
  • Recent electrofishing by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel indicate improving numbers now for largemouth and smallmouth bass. And both AGFC biologists and anglers on the lake have noted a significant amount of threadfin shad in the upper and ...
  • NewtonCountyTimes
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  • 5/19/2017 5:17:00 PM
  • Game and Fish Commission OKs 2017-18 hunting rules
  • The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2017-18 seasons at its monthly meeting Thursday in Little Rock. One new regulation will eliminate the Sweet 16 WMA use permit that was required for hunters and anglers to use 16 ...
  • Arkansas Online
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  • 5/19/2017 7:15:00 AM
  • 2017 Best Places to Fish and Boat Contributors
  • When he’s off the field, Al cherishes his time on the water fishing during the summer. Growing up in the small town of Poyen, Arkansas (population 290), Justin caught “the fishing bug” early on, spending countless summer days floating down the river ...
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  • 5/18/2017 9:20:00 PM
  • 5.17 hs fishing challenge
  • Arkansas fisherman Maurice Bradford shows off the half-pound blue gill that netted him a $1,000 prize in the Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. AGFC officials report that the big catch, Big Al with a $15,000 tag, is still out in the waters.
  • Harrison Daily Times
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  • 5/18/2017 4:40:00 PM
  • AGFC proposes rules on fish bait
  • The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is considering several new hunting and fishing regulations to address timely topics. A late fishing regulation proposal that will regulate the use of live, wild-caught bait to inhibit the spread of nuisance aquatic ...
  • Arkansas Online
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  • 5/18/2017 8:03:00 AM
  • Rae takes reins of Game and Fish enforcement
  • Greg Rae was promoted today to colonel to lead the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Enforcement Division. He succeeds Pat Fitts, who recently was promoted to assistant deputy director at the agency. "Greg has continuously demonstrated his abilities ...
  • NWA Online
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  • 5/16/2017 9:02:00 AM
  • Game and Fish Keep Fishing Fun by Trading Fish for Fish
  • Just recently, more than four hundred channel catfish were delivered to Lander's Luckey Pond, all the way from Arkansas. More than 70-thousand catfish were brought back to Wyoming. They were traded for twelve thousand fingerling trout and sixteen thousand
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  • 5/15/2017 5:40:00 PM
  • Legislature Mulls Allowing Golden Shiner Minnows From Other States
  • Don Pereira, the DNR's Fisheries Chief, is concerned imported golden shiners from big fish farms in Arkansas could bring viruses, parasites or aquatic invasive species, like Asian or grass carp. At Big B's Bait in Plymouth, Brian Sularz isn't worried about
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  • 5/11/2017 11:52:00 PM
  • Trophy Panfish: Arkansas Waters Have What You’re After
  • Here’s expert advice on where to get your share of trophy panfish in the Natural State. The white bass fishing on the upper White River near Eureka Springs that May morning was incredible. I joined Steve Matt for a day of fishing on the river near the ...
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  • 5/11/2017 4:05:00 PM
  • Youth fishing tournament anglers encouraged to dump some brush on the AGFC
  • HOT SPRINGS – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has created a new award program specifically for youth fishing tournament organizations to help do their part in improving aquatic habitat in Arkansas reservoirs. Fishing tournament organizations ...
  • Harrison Daily Times
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  • 5/10/2017 12:02:00 PM
  • Smackover High fishing team second at state tournament on Lake Ouachita
  • The team of Trenton Bailey and Will Hill of the Smackover Buckaroo Bass Anglers placed second in the FLW The Bass Federation (TBF) Arkansas State High School Championship Bass Fishing tournament held on Lake Ouachita this past Sunday. The pair of Smackover
  • Magnolia Reporter
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  • 5/10/2017 6:16:00 AM

Arkansas Guides/Outfitters

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Arkansas Fishing Clubs

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