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

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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
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| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Cloudy
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Fishing Report
July 23, 2014
Southtown Sporting Goods (479-443-7148) said bream fishing is good on crickets. Crappie are biting fairly well on minnows slow-trolled around brush piles. Bass are starting to show some good reactions toward topwaters early in the morning, then drop-shot or shaky head worms in deep water after the sun comes up. Night fishing with large soft-plastic worms and spinnerbaits is very productive for bass right now. Catfishing is good on live bait and prepared dough bait.
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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
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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