For up to date information about fishing conditions call 1-800-ASK-FISH.

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Free Fishing*

As part of National Fishing Week 2004 from noon on Friday, June 11, until midnight Sunday, June 13, non-residents and residents will be able to fish without a fishing license and/or trout permit. For more information call (501) 223-6000.

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 2000.

Fish Found in Lake Ouachita*
  • Blue Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Spotted Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Walleye
  • White Bass
  Check out the Lure of the Outdoors map of Lake Ouachita.

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