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

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Fishing Report
December 3, 2014

 Local angler George Graves said the surface water temperature is in the low 50s and the lake is clear throughout. Overall fishing is pretty good, especially around the shad schools, which have moved deeper with the lower water temps. Bass fishing is fair with the fish now biting deeper since the shad moved off the bank and out of the backs of the creeks. The best bet now is a deep-running crankbait or a Texas-rigged worm or lizard. Work the secondary points about halfway back in the major creeks and coves to about 20 feet deep. Look for shad because the fish will follow the bait. The best areas are between Caddo Drive and Point Cedar. Look for fish in creeks such as Big Hill, Brushy and Yancey. Also try the big coves at Lenox Marcus and Caddo Drive. A few crappies are coming from the Shouse Ford area. Look for brush cover off points in major coves at 18 to 20 feet. Drop a 2-inch grub or tube on a 1/16-ounce jig head to just above the thickest part of the brush. Sometimes substituting a live minnow for the plastic will produce better results.Hybrid and white bass fishing is good between Point 15 and Goat Island. Slow  trolling is the best bet now because the schools are scattered following the shad. Slow troll deep-running crankbaits, swimbaits and small umbrella rigs with 3-inch grubs or paddle tail minnows, such as Zoom's swimming Fluke Jr. The fish that are feeding will be about 15 feet down, so make sure the lures are above the fish. Trolling below the fish will not work. The best colors on all lures are natural shad and white. No reports on bream or catfish.  

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November 5, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 398.73 feet msl (flood pool – 408 msl).

Local angler George Graves said the surface water temperature is in the mid-60s, and the lake is clear throughout. The cold weather slowed most action and dispersed the shad schools. Bass fishing has held up pretty well with many decent reports and some nice fish starting to show. The best action has been fairly shallow off secondary points in big coves and creeks on shad-colored Rat-L-Traps and square-billed crankbaits. Look for fish in the major creeks such as Yancey, Brushy and Big Hill. The Shouse Ford/Point Cedar areas have been producing as well. Still lots of spotted bass are holding along the bluff banks in the area of points 14 and 15. Throw a 4-inch finesse worm in green pumpkin/red flake. Work the lure down to about 20 feet. A few crappie have been caught uplake around Shouse Ford, but it’s still slow. Look for brush on the main lake and drop a 2-inch grub or tube on a 1/16-oz. jighead to just above the cover. Also try live minnows or tipping the jig with a minnow. Hybrid fishing has slowed due to the cold weather breaking up the shad schools.  A few fish were reported coming on slow-trolled umbrella off main lake points during the late afternoon. Load the small umbrella with 3- or 4-inch white curly tail grubs on ¼-ounce jigheads.  Get the rig down to about 10 or 12 feet because the feeding fish will be suspended at about 25 feet. Late evening has been a good time. No reports on bream or catfish.

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