Lake Falcon, arguably the best bass lake in North America, is your best bet for a 10-pounder.
If you want to catch a smallmouth over 6 pounds, Lake Erie is your best bet in the country.
There’s a reason they call Arkansas “The Natural State.”
These no-frills baits are often overlooked for sexier soft-plastic options. However, they catch fish like crazy if you understand them as well as Shaw Grigsby.
Due to the complexity of bass fisheries found in Arkansas and their differing geomorphic characteristics, ranking the top five bass waters is no easy task. Assistant Black Bass Biologist Kevin Hopkins did so based on tournament results and other parameters.
Go bass fishing year-round in Arkansas, the Natural State.
Cast into pristine bass waters while gazing upon the natural, undeveloped shoreline of Greers Ferry Lake in the foothills of the Ozarks. Greers Ferry has produced a 15-pound, 15-ounce largemouth bass, plus the state record walleye, striped bass and hybrid striper.
Known for its natural beauty, Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas yields plentiful smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass.
The free-flowing Buffalo River winds through the Ozarks and offers 138 miles of excellent smallmouth bass fishing.
Mount Nebo State Park rises to 1,350 feet and is near 34,300-acre Lake Dardanelle on the Arkansas River.