Arkansas Fishing Lakes: Best Lakes for Fishing

Arkansas (The Natural State) has many lakes, rivers, and creeks for fishing. In these places you can fish for different species of fish, that is why today I will write about Arkansas Fishing Lakes, the best lakes for fishing.

Arkansas Fishing Lakes

The lakes I will mention below are at my personal discretion, but I believe that many fishermen will agree with me.

Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita is one of the most beautiful places in Arkansas and is the largest lake entirely within the state’s borders. Beneath the clear, clean water is a wide variety of sport fish. Lake Ouachita is located near Hot Springs. This is one of my favorite lakes.

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Lake Ouachita – Arkansas

Lake DeGray

DeGray is another very important lake in Arkansas. This man-made lake is a 13,800-acre fishing and water sports park. This lake is located south of Hot Springs.

Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake has clear, calm, deep water that is well suited for fishing. You can fish for bass, catfish, and several species of trout. Bull Shoals is located in northern Arkansas.

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Bull Shoals – Arkansas

Greers Ferry Lake

Greers Ferry Lake is a deep, clear lake. This lake hosts the World Walleye Classic and attracts hundreds of experienced fishermen each year. Greers Ferry Lake is located in north-central Arkansas.

Norfork Lake

Lake Norfork offers excellent fishing for pike perch, crappie, bluegill, stripers, bluegill, largemouth bass, and catfish. This lake is located in northern Arkansas.

Lake Dardanelle

Lake Dardanelle has 34,300 acres of water. It also has a swimming beach. The visitor center has aquariums, a beehive, and many interactive exhibits.

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Lake Dardanelle – Arkansas

Lake Nimrod

Lake Nimrod owns 3,550 acres with 77 miles of shoreline in Arkansas. It was created by the Corps of Engineers and is the oldest Corps project in Arkansas. This lake is known for fishing of all types. Nimrod Lake is located in Yell County, approximately an hour and a half from Little Rock.

Lake Conway

Lake Conway is a 6,700-acre lake in Arkansas. The reservoir is a popular place to fish for bass, catfish, bream, and crappie.

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Lake Conway – Arkansas

Greeson Lake

This 7,000-acre lake is a popular spot for all types of recreation. It is one of Arkansas’ diamond lakes and contains Daisy State Park. It is a very good lake for fishing and camping.

Diamond lakes are known for their crystal clear water and clarity.

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Lake Greeson – Arkansas

Lake Hamilton

This lake is a 7,000+ acre reservoir near Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is located on the Ouachita River and was formed from Carpenter Dam. Another excellent place for fishing.

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Lake Hamilton – Arkansas

Remember that to fish in Arkansas, anyone 16 years of age or older must have a fishing license.

In this other article we give more information about fishing in Arkansas and the regulations.

Arkansas State Parks

The vast majority of these lakes have campgrounds and services provided by Arkansas State Parks. I suggest you book in advance. The Arkansas State Parks service is very good and we use it a lot, not only for fishing but we also camp often in their parks.