Take a look below to see our featured smallmouth bass fishing destinations in Arkansas.
Beaver Lake is located high in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, which is the birthplace of the White River. The lake features around 487 miles of natural shoreline offering visitors plenty of recreational opportunities. Beaver Lake is a popular vacation destination for boating, fishing, golfing, hiking and just relaxing around the beautiful lake. Beaver Lake has more than 28,000 surface acres of water.
Beaver Lake is an awesome multi-species fishing lakes. Striped bass are king here, but there are a variety of other bass, walleye, many different types of panfish and some awesome trout fishing close by.
Bull Shoals Lake is located on the border of Missouri and Arkansas. You can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking or just relaxing around the lake. This region has plenty of places to stay, boat rentals and restaurants so you can plan a trip here, but don’t expect to find bigger towns with tons of stores. This is an uncrowded destination, making it a wonderful place to get away from it all. Just plan accordingly with the things you will need for a week on the lake. Bull Shoals Lake is an awesome multi-species fishing lake. Many different species of bass are available to go along with walleye, catfish, trout and panfish.
Greers Ferry Lake has a good population of smallmouth bass and plenty of anglers will target them. Early in the year, you can fish the banks and that can pay off as these fish are found along the shorelines as they move in to spawn. Once the summer patterns set in though, you are going to find the better quality smallmouth bass farther from shore in deeper water as they chase schools of bait fish. Don’t rule out the 30 to 40 foot depths. Smallmouth bass will often suspend 20 to 25 feet down over deeper water. If you can find some of these schools of bait fish in deeper water, you will most likely run into some smallmouth bass too.
Norfork Lake is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Ozarks. The lake has some beautiful surroundings to go along with its clear water. With over 550 miles of shoreline and 22,000 surface acres, there is plenty of water here for pleasure boaters and fishermen. Because of the warm climate, you can fish this lake year round. The lake does not freeze over.
Norfork Lake is known as a good striped bass fishing lake, but there is so much more here to offer anglers. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, bream, crappie, walleye and catfish are all here. Many of the species of fish