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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 29, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 399.10 feet msl (flood pool – 408 msl).

Local angler George Graves said the surface water temperature is in the low 70s and the lake is clear throughout. Fishing is good right now with lots of fish in the vast shad schools mostly in the big coves and creeks. Bass fishing is good with lots of double-digit catches reported. However most fish are small or in the slot (13 to 16 inches, which must be released). Don't be too surprised if a big hybrid tries to relieve you of your plug as well. The best bet for bass has been the upper portion of the lake between Arlie Moore and Point Cedar. Look for schooling shad, which will be in the coves, and throw medium-running crankbaits or Rat-L-Traps in a shad pattern. Many spotted bass are in the same locations and will hit 1/4-oz. Rooster Tails and small spoons. Some big spots have been coming from the bluff banks in the point 14 and 15 areas; work a 4-inch finesse worm on a Texas-rig down the bank to about 20 feet. Try green pumpkin/red flake. A few crappies are coming from the Shouse Ford and Point Cedar areas. Look for brush or cover in 18 to 20 feet of water on the main lake. Drop a 2-inch curly tail grub or tube on a 1/16-oz. jighead to just above the brush. Shad patterns, such as Tennessee Shad, are some of the best colors. Also try minnows fished in the same manner as the jig. Hybrid fishing is good when a school is located. Look for fish in the major creeks and big coves where there are abundant shad. There are not too many breaking fish, because most are feeding deeper. Troll a small umbrella rig and watch the sonar for schools of hybrids. When a school is located, throw a 1/2-ounce silver spoon or a big in-line spinner. Be sure to let the lure sink below the fish and work it up through them. Lots of white bass are also mixed in with the hybrids. Look for fish in the upper part of the lake between Big Hill Creek and Point Cedar. Bream fishing is good for big shellcrackers. Look for small points in big coves and fish a redworm on the bottom at about 10 to 15 feet. One of the better areas for bream are the small points on the east side of the big cove between the Caddo Drive boat ramp and Point 28. No report on catfish.

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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 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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