The Family and Community Fisheries Program enhances and creates destinations in urban areas, so excellent fishing is available within a stone’s throw of all Arkansans. We hold fishing events, beginner fishing clinics and tagged fish contests at selected cities throughout the year.
April, May, June, September and October
Thousands of pounds of 13- to 15-inch channel catfish are stocked periodically at all Community Fishing Destinations from March through October.
More than 65,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout are stocked each winter from November through March across the state in Family and Community Fishing Program destinations. While most trout average just under a pound, a few 2-5 pounders are stocked each year. Most locations are stocked on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.