Are you looking for a pike up to 40 pounds? Any of these Arkansas proven pike fishing locations will do the trick.
1. Lake Conway
Lake Conway is the largest Game and Fish Commission lake and the largest state wildlife agency lake ever created at 6,700 acres.
Since its establishment on Palarm Creek in 1948, it has been one of the state’s favourite fishing spots due to its large scale, central location, and excellent fishing. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission built Lake Conway as its first lake.
2. Millwood Lake
Millwood Lake was created when the state’s longest earthen dam (3.33 miles) was built across the Little River on Ark. 32, nine miles east of Ashdown in southwest Arkansas.
Fishing: Millwood is a well-known fishing lake, with flooded forest covering most of its more than 29,000 acres, providing excellent cover for a diverse range of Pike.
Millwood State Park has 117 campsites, a full-service marina, and boat dock, as well as hiking and biking trails.
On the lake, the Corps of Engineers has 230 campsites, picnic areas, boat launching ramps, and community picnic shelters that can be reserved.
3. Shallow Lake
Anyone visiting the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge must obtain a free Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge access permit.
Permits are available online, at refuge headquarters, and at access points along US Highway 82.
While the current quickens as the Ouachita River rises, these trails cover flat water.
Expect floods, heavy currents, and debris if the river level at Felsenthal Lock and Dam rises above 68 feet.
4. DeGray Lake
DeGray Lake, with its 13,400 acres, is a popular vacation and weekend destination in west-central Arkansas.
The lake, which is surrounded by ridges of the Ouachita Mountains and created by a dam across the Caddo River, has over 700 campsites ranging from complete hookups to basic, as well as 15 boat-launching ramps.
Anglers love the largemouth bass, hybrid bass, and other game fish species that inhabit the lake.
fishing on DeGray Lake requires an Arkansas fishing licence.
5. Greers Ferry Lake
Home to 2 current world records Greers Ferry Lake’s clean, clear waters are home to a diverse range of fish species.
Cod, Pike, hybrid stripers, walleye, trout, crappie, catfish, white bass, and sunfish are all found here, which is great news for anglers.
Anglers will discover over 340 miles of shoreline and a diverse variety of structure and cover when boating around these 32,000 acres. Several campgrounds and boat docks/ramps offer direct access to the river.