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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
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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Fishing Report
October 22, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 399.44 feet msl (flood pool – 408 msl). Local angler George Graves said surface water temperatures are in the low 70s and the lake is clear throughout. Bass fishing is good if you don't mind catching small fish. The bigger fish have been elusive for some time. Look for the vast shad schools (which are most everywhere this year) and you will find the bass. Throw topwaters, such as Zara Spooks, Pop-R's and Flukes. Also try Rat-L-Traps, 3-inch swim baits and Roostertails. Look for schooling fish between Edgewood and Point Cedar. Schooling activity is best in the early morning and late in the evening. During the bright part of the day, try a Texas- or Carolina-rigged worm or lizard thrown across secondary points. Lots of spotted bass are showing along the bluff banks around points 14 and 15. Work a 4-inch finesse worm down to about 20 feet; green pumpkin/red flake is a good starting color. No report on crappie. Hybrid fishing is fair with the fish on the move. The best pattern is to troll a small umbrella rig and look for the schools on the sonar. When fish are located, throw a 1/2-ounce silver spoon or big in-line spinner. Let the lure sink under the fish and work it up through the school. This is the time of year that the hybrids follow the shad into the major creeks, such as Yancey, Big Hill and Brushy. Lots of white bass are mixed in with the hybrids. Also plenty of small white bass in the Point Cedar area, throw a small Roostertail. No report on catfish; there aren't even many trotlines out right now.
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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: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
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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