US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

Fishing

Fishermen with Catfish

With 19,000 acres of river surfaces at normal navigation pool, fishing is excellent throughout the year. Every fish native to Arkansas can be found in the Arkansas River.

Record fish catches are common occurrences in the Arkansas River, which abounds in bream, crappie, white bass, large mouth bass, hybrid bass, strip bass, and several species of catfish.