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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:51-60 F | Clarity: Stained
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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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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 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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