My grandfather taught me to fish back in the day and when I started down this little rabbit hole of information, it quickly occurred to me that I had never caught a freshwater fish that weighed more than maybe 2 or 3 pounds. Looking through this list, that's kinda sad. 

First of all, I'm shocked by some of the fish you can catch in Arkansas. If someone had asked me what kind of fish you can find around here my list would have been pretty short. Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie... that's all I could think of. I'm way off.

Northern Pike - Arkansas has them too - Canva
Northern Pike - Arkansas has them too - Canva

Check out this list of almost 50 available, catchable fish in the Great State of Arkansas:

  • Alligator Gar
  • American Eel
  • Bighead Carp
  • Bigmouth Buffalo
  • Black Buffalo
  • Black Bullhead
  • Black Crappie
  • Blue Catfish
  • Bluegill Sunfish
  • Bowfin
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Channel Catfish
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Flier Sunfish
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Gizzard Shad
  • Grass Carp
  • Green Sunfish
  • Hybrid Bass
  • Lake Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Longear Sunfish
  • Longnose Gar
  • Northern Pike
  • Pacu (Pokemon?)
  • Paddlefish
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Sauger
  • Saugeye
  • Shovelnose Sturgeon
  • Skipjack Herring
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Buffalo
  • Spotted Bass
  • Spotted Gar
  • Stripped Bass
  • Tiger Muskellunge
  • Tilapia
  • Walleye
  • Warmouth
  • White Bass
  • White Crappie
  • Yellow Bass

That's amazing.

So, are you ready for the list of the biggest in the state and where they were caught? Feel free to take notes, nobody is looking.

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Gallery Credit: Stacker

Time to relax - fishing in Arkansas - Canva
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