Fishing the Upper Buffalo River

Fishing the Upper Buffalo River

The Upper Buffalo River region is a great choice as a place to fish for bass, perch and catfish. Smallmouth bass rule the upper Buffalo River, while catfish can be found anywhere on the Buffalo River. Fishing from a canoe is a popular method, and wade fishing can also be rewarding. Wade fishing accesses near Ponca include up or downstream of the Ponca low water bridge. Please refer to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Regulations for Flowing Waters (page 71) for detailed rules pertaining to Buffalo National River.

Fishing the Buffalo

If you love to fish, you’ve come to the right place! Whether fishing from a canoe, wade fishing, or even fly fishing, you’ll find everything you need to plan your fishing adventure at the National Park Service site, including regulations and important links.

AGFC Fishing Guide

Fishing is permitted at Buffalo National River within the regulations established by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Click to view their Fishing Guidebook.