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Fishing in AR

Nine Excellent Fishing Areas in AR

Arkansas is home to some of the nation's most outstanding fishing and boating – scenically set throughout the Ozarks, the Arkansas Delta, and southern regions of Arkansas.

Here are nine of the Natural State's best fishing areas:

1. Anglers continually enjoy casting out on 13,800 acres of freshwater at DeGray Lake Resort State Park, featuring a bevy of walleye, crappie, bream, and catfish.

2.  White Oak Lake State Park has an intriguing reputation for housing some of Arkansas’ largest fish.

3. Aside from the outstanding fishing, Lake Frierson State Park also houses some outstanding outdoor recreation along the shores of the 335-acre reservoir.

4. Lake Conway just happens to be the largest man-made game and fish commission lake in the U.S., sitting on 6,700 acres of bass, catfish, bream, and crappie.

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5. Cast out your lines in the 640-acre Lake Poinsett State Park, scenically set atop Crowley’s Ridge in the northeastern part of the state.

6. Hook, line, and sinker – Moro Bay State Park; the conjecture of Moro Bay and Raymond Lake, is one of the most popular fishing spots in the region.

7. Not only is Lake Chicot is the largest oxbow lake in North America, but it’s also the largest natural lake in Arkansas.

8. Test your luck at Bear Creek Lake, a 625-acre man-made lake with a wealth of big-time catches.

9. “There’s plenty more fish in the sea” at Lake Ouachita, Arkansas’ largest lake at over 40,100 acres.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Benton Inn

17036 Interstate 30, Benton AR 72019-2935
Phone: +1 501-778-9695  |  Fax: (501) 776-1699  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Conway

816 E Oak Street, Conway AR 72032-4724
Phone: +1 501-329-9855  |  Fax: (501) 327-6110  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Hope

1800 Holiday Drive, Hope AR 71801-2510
Phone: +1 870-777-9222  |  Fax: (870) 777-9077  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Winners Circle

2520 Central Avenue, Hot Springs AR 71901-7512
Phone: +1 501-624-2531  |  Fax: (501) 623-0169  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Little Rock South

8219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209-4842
Phone: +1 501-562-4448  |  Fax: (501) 687-9527  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Sherwood Inn & Suites

7533 Warden Road, North Little Rock AR 72120-5042
Phone: +1 501-835-7556  |  Fax: (501) 835-7511  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites

2500 Main Street, North Little Rock AR 72114-2316
Phone: +1 501-246-3300  |  Fax: (501) 246-3308  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Inn

1053 W Highway 49, West Helena AR 72390-1835
Phone: +1 870-572-2592  |  Fax: (870) 572-7561  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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