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Free Instruction

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct workshops and demonstrations on different fishing areas of interest. For more information please call (501) 223-6000.

 
Catch and Release Techniques
  • Use barbless hooks
  • Land the fish quickly
  • Keep fish in the water as long as possible when unhooking it
  • Don't stick objects in fish's gill or squeeze the fish
  • Before touching the fish, wet hands
  • If the fish swallowed the hook, cut the line
 
Spearfishing Season

The season is open from June 15 until March 15, sunrise to sunset. For more information and regulations about spearfishing, consult the Arkansas Fishing Regulations for 2003.

 
Fish Found in Bull Shoals
  • Blue Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Brown Trout
  • Channel Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Lake Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Walleye
  • Warmouth
  • White Bass
 
Popular Gamefish & Baits in Arkansas

Trout

Live Bait Artificial Lures
Worms Streamer Flies
Sculpins Dry & Wet Flies
Sowbugs Spoons & Spinners
Crawfish Nymph-like tied Flies

Largemouth Bass

Bait
Plastic Worms
Poppers
Crankbaits
Fly Rod Deer Hair Bass Bugs
Surface Lures
Spinnerbaits
Jigs

Smallmouth Bass & Spotted Bass

Flies Artificial Lures Live Bait
Streamers & Poppers Crankbaits Crayfish
Woolly Buggers Jigs Leopard Frogs
Clouser Minnows Plastic Twisters Shiner Minnows

White Bass, Stripers & Hybrids

Live Bait Artificial Lures
Shiners Surface Plugs
Shad Minnow-Like Plugs & Spoons
Suckers Jigs & Spinners
Herring Large Streamers

Walleyes

Live Bait
Nightcrawlers
Small Salamanders
Shiner Minnows
Chubs
Leeches
Artificial Trolling Lures
Spinner Rigs
Jointed Minnows
 

* For more information please check out Arkansas Fishing: Complete Guide to Locations, Vacations and Resources or call 1-800-NATURAL.