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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: Stained
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Fishing Report
September 17, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 1,114.44 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 1,120 msl). Bailey’s Beaver Lake Guide Service (479-366-8664) said said early morning and the night bite have been best for stripers. Most stripers are still in the mid-section of the lake. Live shad fished from 30 to 60 feet deep and trolled umbrella rigs with white grubs and Rapala Husky Jerks, Bomber 15As and Smithwick Rattling Rogues are all working well. Bink pro scale 1oz jigging spoons in white, white with red throat, white many shad and silver many shad are producing fish. Work the spoon through the school and hang on tight jigging spoons are also producing walleye! Striper are currently found in the mouths of large arms and coves a typical fall pattern. Small striper and white bass are schooling all over the lake so have a 1/2oz kastmaster ready for surface feeding fish. The water surface temperature is in the mid- to high 70s. Be sure to check out hybrid cove by the dam for stripers. Lost Bridge North has been a hot spot. Check the large gravel bar at the mouth of Indian Creek. Also look on the back side of the island and in the cut between the island. Point 3 and Point 6 are also hot. In Rocky Branch, check the channel between the front of the marina and the road bed that extends to the island. Also check the channel around the little islands in front of the Larue boat ramp and at Goat Island around Larue. Walleye are being caught around Copper Mine, Blackburn Creek, Beaver Shores, Hickory Creek and especially War Eagle on medium-diving plugs, jigs and spinner rigs with a minnow or nightcrawler trailer. Roger Cravens of JT’s Crappie Guide Service (254-315-2927) said largemouth bass are biting well on dark-colored, crawdad-imitating soft plastics, black spinnerbaits, and large, Texas-rigged worms like a 10-inch Gambler worm along sloping gravel to chunk rock banks and brush. Bass can also be picked off early and late in the day on topwater plugs and buzzbaits in and around brush along the bank. During the day, a Carolina-rigged tube, lizard, worm, or brush hog fished over points and flats, or drop-shot or shaky head with Gambler Webo or Shaky Shad worm has been effective. Monte-Ne, Prairie Creek, Big Ventris and both Clifty arms have all been good for bass. Crappie fishing is picking up as water temperatures cool into the mid-70s. Look for them to be suspending under large docks, between timber and a bluff line and along pole timber close to a channel. Most fish have been 15 to 20 feet deep over 25 to 35 feet of water. Minnows, small curly tail 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” Tot 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. During the day, white bass 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 Highway 12 bridge, Monte-Ne, Hickory Creek and the 412 bridge access.
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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:81-90 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 10, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 1,115.16 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 1,120 msl). (Updated 9-10-2014) Southtown Sporting Goods (479-443-7148) said the water is clear and slightly low. Bream are fair on worms and crickets fished in 8 to 10 feet of water. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night and on spider-rigged jigs and minnows during the day. Bass are fair on spinnerbaits at night and on topwater lures early in the morning. During the day, switch to spoons and shaky head worms in deep water for the bass bite. Catfishing is fair on chicken liver and trotlines baited with commercial catfish bait.
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