Get your rod and reels out because it's a FREE fishing weekend in Arkansas starting at noon on Friday, June 10, and lasting until midnight on Sunday, June 12.

Free Fishing Weekend is courtesy of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and a proclamation from Governor Asa Hutchinson. Anyone resident or non-resident can fish for free in Arkansas without a license or trout stamp and there are a lot of great fishing holes, rivers, and lakes in the natural state.

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Additionally, four Arkansas Game and Fish Commission warm water hatcheries will be hosting a family-friendly fishing derby on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Recently, the AGFC has raised the age limit from 12 and younger, and now anyone who wishes to fish can do so by registering at their website. A minimum of 3 catfish are allowed to take home but you must furnish a cooler or bag.

Sisters fishing by river

Here are the 4 hatcheries that are participating this weekend.

Whether you are fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, trout, bream, or walleye, Arkansas is the perfect fishing destination for any angler who loves to fish.

Largemouth bass

According to here are the Top 10 Fishing Holes in Arkansas

1. White River

2. Little Red River

3. Lake Ouachita

4. DeGray Lake

5. Bull Shoals

6. Greers Ferry Lake

7. Arkansas River

8. Buffalo River

9. Caddo River

10. Norfolk Lake

Free Fishing Weekend is sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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Happy Fishing!

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