The fishing is topnotch in Hot Springs and we met with a few anglers that explained to us why they love this region so much. Lake Catherine, Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita are all positioned closely making Hot Springs a central hotspot for those that love the water, the outdoors and, of course, the fishing!

While casting a line in Hot Springs is rewarding yearround, during the Summer months it can actually win you money too! From May 1st until July 31st, the Hot Springs Fishing Challenge celebrates this aspect of Hot Springs by awarding anglers in cold-hard cash for reeling up one of 71 tagged fish worth $500, $1000, $5000 or even $15,000! 'Big Al' as the $15,000 fish is affectionately known, has only been caught once in the history of the challenge. #visithotsprings #hotspringsarkansas #anglers #fishing #hotspringsfishingchallenge #fishhotsprings #lakecatherine #lakehamilton #lakeouachita #iamhotsprings