Sunday, March 27, 2016

Little Rock area

The greater Little Rock area is brimming with waters where you can sit under a shade tree, on a pier or in a boat to enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, bluegills, catfish, crappie, hybrid stripers and, in some locations, rainbow trout. Several metropolitan-area parks have stocked ponds or Arkansas River access, including War Memorial, MacArthur, Ottenheimer, Hindman, Boyle, Otter Creek, Burns, Kiwanis, Murray, Riverfront and Cook’s Landing. Head toward Jacksonville on U.S. 67/167 to wet a line at the Cabot Community Pond, Cherrywood Lake, Paradise Lake and Lake Pickthorne. Off Arkansas 10 to the west, you’ll find good fishing in the Arkansas River at Maumelle Park, the Environmental Education Pond in Pinnacle Mountain State Park and beautiful Lake Maumelle. Benton’s Sunset Lake, off Interstate 30’s exit 116, sports a handicapped-accessible fishing pier and a walking trail providing bank-fishing access around the entire lake.

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