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AR
United States
34° 15' 14.9976" N, 93° 12' 0.7092" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
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3
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| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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Fishing Report
October 17, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 399.64 feet msl (flood pool – 408 msl). Local angler George Graves said surface water temperature is in the low 70s and the lake is clear throughout. Most fishing has been slow the past few days due to the inclement weather which dispersed the shad schools. A few bass have come from secondary points on Texas- or Carolina-rigged worms or lizards, along with jigs with a critter trailer. Mid-lake between Edgewood and Shouse Ford have been the best areas. Quite a few spotted bass have come from bluff banks around points 14 and 15. Throw a 4-inch finesse worm and work it down to about 20 feet. A few crappies have been caught in the Shouse Ford and Point Cedar areas. Look for brush in 18 to 20 feet and drop a 2-inch curly tail grub in Tennessee shad on a 1/16-ounce jig head. Also try live minnows fished just above the brush. Hybrid fishing was good before the stormy weather in the Point Cedar area. When the weather settles, look for "breaking" fish and throw topwaters such as Zara Spooks or Pop-R's. When the fish go down, try a 1/2-ounce silver spoon, Rat-L-Trap or big in-line spinner. Morning and late evening are the best times. Bream are fair with most of the bigger fish taken deeper from secondary points in big coves. Look for fish at 15 to 20 feet down and drop a redworm or cricket just above the bottom. Most anywhere in the lake will hold bream, you just have to find the schools. A few catfish were reported coming on trotlines placed in Brushy Creek and the Point 10 area.
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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 8, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 399.03 feet msl (flood pool – 408 msl). (Updated 10-8-2014) Local angler George Graves said said surface water temperature is in the mid-70s and the lake is clear throughout. Bass fishing is good when the fish are in the shad schools. There must be a record crop of shad this year because there are just huge rafts of shad on almost every point in secondary coves. Look for bass in these schools of bait along with hybrids and white bass; they are all mixing together. When you see surface-breaking fish, ease toward them with the trolling motor and throw topwaters such as Zara Spooks, Pop R's, Sammy's and Flukes. Color of the lure is not important just so you get the presentation near the action. When the fish stop breaking, you can still catch fish by fishing deeper in the same location with an in-line spinner or a ½-ounce jigging spoon in white or silver. Let the lure sink and work it up through the school. Look for schooling fish along the south side between Yancey Creek and Ozan Point. Early morning is the best time. No reports on crappies. Hybrid fishing is good with schooling fish feeding on the abundant shad. Look for hybrid schools in the same areas as bass, only fish on the outside of the schools, ( the bass will be on the inside in shallower water). Most any smaller topwater lures will work. Also lots of nice white bass are mixed in with the hybrids. Once again, early morning is best, even before sunup. A few nice bream are coming from deeper water at 15 to 20 feet. Fish vertically near the bottom off secondary points with some rock or wood cover with redworms or crickets. No reports on catfish.
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