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AR
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36° 21' 13.842" N, 93° 55' 24.5712" W

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Fishing Report
July 16, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 1,119.58 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 1,120 msl). (Updated 7-15-2014) Roger Cravens of JT’s Crappie Guide Service (254-315-2927) said night fishing continues to be the best option for bass. Dark-colored, crawdad-imitating soft plastics and large Texas-rigged or shaky head worms have worked well along sloping gravel to chunk rock banks. Bass can also be picked off early and late in the day using topwater plugs or buzzbaits in and around the brush along the bank. During the day, a Carolina-rigged tube, lizard or worm fished over points and flats has been effective. Monte-Ne, Prairie Creek, Big Ventris and both Clifty arms have all been good. Crappie fishing has been best early in the day. Look for them to suspend under large docks, between timber and a bluff line and along pole timber close to a channel. Most fish have been down 15 to 20 feet over 25 to 35 feet of water. Small curly tailed grubs or tube jigs on a 1/16-oz. jighead worked slowly from the bottom up in those areas has been effective. Trolling Hot “N” Tots or Bandit crankbaits over main lake flats has also been effective. Night fishing has also been good under lights close to channel bends or bluff lines in 25 to 50 feet of water. White River, Eden Bluff, Horseshoe Bend and Monte-Ne have all been good places to fish. White bass have been biting well at night under lights on minnows or shad along bluff lines close to the channel and under the 12 bridge. During the day they can be found schooling on main lake flats and can be caught using Kastmaster spoons once a school is located. Catfish have been caught using liver or worms from the bank at 12 bridge, Monte-Ne, Hickory Creek and the 412 bridge access. (Updated 7-15-2014) Bailey’s Beaver Lake Guide Service (479-366-8664) said stripers are on the prowl for food. Early morning and at night have been the best bets. Slow warming water and the current bait situation have put most of the stripers in the mid-section of the lake still. Stripers are being caught on live shad fished 10 to 60 feet deep and on trolled umbrella rigs with white grubs, Rapala No. 14 Husky Jerks and Bomber 15A-16A lures and spoons on downriggers. Be sure to check the mouth of Indian Creek and Dry Creek area. Stripers are also scattered through the Lost Bridge North area and are being caught in numbers.Points Four, Five and Six have all been good for stripers, as well as Rocky Branck and Cedar Creek. Walleye are being caught on trolled crankbaits, jigs and spinner rigs with crawler harnesses around Copper Mine, Indian Creek, Blackburn Creek, Beaver Shores, Hickory Creek, War Eagle and the White River/War Eagle junction. The walleye are holding at around 5 to 10 feet deep.
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June 18, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 1,120.78 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 1,120 msl). (Updated 6-18-2014) Roger Cravens of JT’s Crappie Guide Service (254-315-2927) said bass are biting best at dawn and dusk on topwater lures, flukes, swim baits, and shallow crankbaits (Rapala DT 6- Green Shad) near main lake points with gravel. During the day, use a shaky head worm in watermelon seed color. Target transition areas on banks where gravel banks become chunk rock or bluff lines in 6-15 feet of water. Also, try a 3/8-oz. jig in black/blue with a black or crawdad-colored Zoom Super Chunk. Monte-Ne, Blackburn, Prairie Creek, Coose Hollow, Both Clifty’s and Van Winkle have all been good for bass. Crappie will be on the bottom or suspended over brush piles in 15-25 feet of water. A 1/32- or 1/16-oz. jig or minnow will work best. Most recent catches required fishing a shad-like jig or minnow 8-15 feet under a slip cork to trigger the strike. Fish can also be found suspended 8-15 feet under shaded docks in 30 feet of water. For deeper fish, target brush piles or timber in 15 to 30 feet of water along the main channel. A curly tail jig on a 1/16-oz. jig head will work in those areas. White River upstream from Point 12, Piney Creek, Monte Ne, Joes Creek and Blackburn, Prairie Creek, Coose Hollow, and Ventris have all been good for crappie. Night fishing is picking up under the 12 bridge for white bass. Catfishing will slow down until mid-June as catfish are starting to spawn. Trotlines, limb lines, jugs will be best. (Updated 6-18-2014) Bailey’s Beaver Lake Guide Service (479-366-8664) said stripers are biting throughout the day with peaks at dusk and dawn. The topwater action is dying down, so most are being caught on live shad fished 20 to 30 feet deep. Trolled umbrella rigs and Rapala no. 14 Husky Jerks and Bomber 15As trolled with planer boards to spread out and cover water also are working. Indian Creek is still a hot spot as well as Dry Creek, Rocky Branch, Larue, Copper Mine Ventris and Shaddox Hollow. The mouth of Coose Hollow is holding a lot of stripers lately. Walleye are being caught about 5 to 10 feet deep on 3-way rigs and trolled Hot-N-Tots Wiggle Warts, Reef Runners and Ripstiks. Slow death rigs ans spinner rigs with orange and chartreuse beads are working well with minnows, nightcrawlers and leeches. Berkley Gulp or Power Bait will work in place of live bait in a pinch. Jigs with curly tails in white, chartreuse, orange and black also are good options. Check War Eagle, the junction of War Eagle and the White River, Blackburn Creek, Beaver Shores and Hickory Creek for the walleye. (Updated 6-18-2014) Southtown Sporting Goods (479-443-7148) said bream are fair on crickets. Bass are fair on topwater lures early in the morning and on jigs, drop-shot worms and deep-diving crankbaits during the day. Catfishing is good on live and prepared bait. Trolling a Storm Hot 'N' Tot has produced crappie, walleye and bass.
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