I decided to concentrate on the elliptical machine as it is easier on my joints. The lake level appears to be coming up fairly quickly, so if the rain stops and the lake levels off, fishing on Lake Chicot should pick up nicely. Sauger fishing below the dam is slow but they will bite some. (updated 2-26-2020) Charles Morrison at Classic Catch Guide Service (479-647-9945) had no report. Black bass are fairly deep and the bite is fair. the water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 466.07 feet msl, 4.03 feet above normal pool for this time of year of 462.04 feet msl and staying there with generation. The water is stained in most places where Lou is fishing, but seems to be clearing daily. Get the fish and game forecast from Realtree ®. This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly fishing report for Feb. 26, 2020. Rising water normally hurts the trout bite and creates murky water. For several weeks, the white bass have been roaming and staging up Little River and mouths of the oxbows in preparation for a spawning run, along creek mouths in junctions with the river. It’s close to home and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Last Saturday, I got my chance to check out the success of my program. Be careful wading. There was no wadable water. Walleye are good on the clear end of the lake; look on main points adjacent to spawning flats. Be sure and check the most recent lake level of Millwood Lake on the guide service’s website lined above, or at the Army Corps of Engineers website, for updated gate release changes and inflow rates with rising and falling lake levels, especially during high flow river conditions. The Army Corps of Engineers has opened the spillway gates on Bull Shoals Dam in an effort to lower the water level on this lake. Arkansas, USA – Fishing Reports / Information. (updated 2-12-2020) Johnny “Catfish” Banks of Overcup Bait Shop and R.V. The fishing is better in the morning. Bear Creek lake levels are still low – folks are still fishing and occasional catching some crappie, but nothing major to report. Many channel markers have drifted and there are many submerged hazards as a result of flooding. The water level remains high (about 7 feet now). “Saturday turned out great, not only for trout but walleye as well. Area guides have not been on the water and advise others to use caution on the lake until water levels subside considerably. Surface temperature Tuesday was 44 degrees. The water can rise very quickly. When the schedule is changing like this, it is best to check the day before to plan your trip. Fly-fishermen will be able to safely wade and cast micro-jigs in black or white under a strike indicator. The Norfork tailwater had heavy flows and some nice wadable water. (updated 2-26-2020) McSwain Sports Center (501-945-2471) had no reports. Basic Trapping (ZOOM) 24 Dec. Christmas Holiday Closures. I was just out of shape. Normal clarity for this time of year. Anglers can view fishing reports, use the fish identification search, and see Arkansas record catches. The weekends can be pretty busy. I headed to a cove where the wind was blowing in. Dardanelle’s tailwater crested early Thursday morning (Feb. 13) near 20 feet with a release near 135,000 cfs. I am ready! (updated 2-26-2020) Lisa Spencer at Lisa’s Bait Shop (501-778-6944) said catfish are being caught off of goldfish and nightcrawlers as well as bait shrimp. AGFC Communications This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly fishing report for March 9, 2020. Focus on the brushpiles. I was out-wading these guys that were 50 years younger than I was. Norfork Lake fell 1.3 feet to rest at 5.7 feet above seasonal power pool of 553.75 feet msl and 20.6 feet below the top of flood pool. Stripers are fairly easy to catch if you know where the shad are. Cold rain is forecasted to return for Saturday and Sunday. Contact the reporter listed for the lake or stream you plan to fish for current news. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked smallmouth bass in a narrow portion of Beaver Lake in the early 1990s, and that experiment blossomed into a highly successful and exciting fishery. The trout have been biting great on Y2Ks and Orange Blossoms. Reports are updated weekly, although some reports … Clarity continues improving in the oxbows with the river receding. AGFC Communications This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly fishing report for March 9, 2020. Try a small ruby midge (#18) suspended 18 inches below a red fox squirrel and copper. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Action Plan | 2020-2025, Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program, Disability, Mobility-impaired, 65+, Military Retiree, Lifetime Licenses, Approved Meeting Agendas and Signed Minute Orders, https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lzk, https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ar/nwis/current/?type=quality, Southwestern Power Administration website. March is transition month from winter to spring. Over the next few weeks, I gradually increased my time on it until I could do about 30 minutes. This is 28.6 feet below the top of flood pool. The hot flies have been sowbugs (size 14), Y2Ks (size 12), various colored San Juan worms (worm brown, red, hot fluorescent pink and cerise size 10) and mop flies. Rainbows are biting micro-jigs, sowbugs, large nymphs and San Juan worms. All other species are slow. The water level is high and the clarity is murky. The lake level at Bull Shoals fell 2.2 feet to rest at 7.4 feet above seasonal power pool of 659 feet msl. Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Fishing Report July 22, 2020 https://bit.ly/2E44Bik Mike Parsley caught the blue catfish in the left photo while fishing on the Arkansas River. Date: 07.22.20. Hybrids are still congregating in the channel near the Arkansas Highway 7 bridges. Also some crappie were caught at 3 feet at the spillway using Crappie Bombs (available at Dad’s). There was no wadable water. Artificial lures like Little Cleo's and Super Dupers will draw solid strikes and record good numbers of quality fish. If there is a body of water you would like included in this report, please email [email protected] with information on possible sources for reports about that lake or river. Reports are updated weekly, although some reports might be published for two weeks if updates are not received promptly or if reporters say conditions haven’t changed. Hybrid and white bass are eating as well on live bait, spoons and inline spinners. Double-fly nymph rigs have been very effective (John’s current favorite combination is a cerise high water San Juan worm with an egg pattern suspended below it). Donna Mulherin at Herman’s Landing (870-241-3731) reports that the lake is still dingy in clarity and at a normal level. Poor reports on bream, crappie, bass and catfish. I continued to troll in the cove, going back and forth between 25 feet of water and 40 feet of water, staying in the bait. Jim Harris Managing Editor Arkansas Wildlife Magazine This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly fishing report for Feb. 26, 2020. John Berry of Berry Brothers Guide Service in Cotter (870-435-2169) said that during the past week they had another rain event (a little over half an inch or rain in Cotter), cold temperatures and moderate winds. The crappie fishing is good “if you can find them,” Del says. The tailwater below the dam and gates as of Monday was about 243 feet msl with discharge. They are deep, around 6-8 feet depth and will hit minnows or jigs. (updated 2-26-2020) Greg Seaton of littleredflyfishingtrips.com (501-690-9166) said the river remains clear with generation on a two-unit, 12-hour schedule. The key for both fly-fishing and Trout Magnet fishing during heavy generation is the ability to get and maintain a good presentation of the fly or Trout Magnet. (updated 2-26-2020) Ray Hudson at River Valley Marina (501-517-1250) said the water is clear and the level is a little low. Beaver Lake fell 0.4 foot to rest at 8 feet above seasonal power pool and 1.6 feet below the top of flood pool. (updated 2-26-2020) Zimmerman’s Exxon (501-944-2527) heard no reports this week. If there is a body of water you would like included in this report, please email. Click for more arrow_right. “We have had six years of high water. Brian Whitson, park interpreter at Lake Chicot State Park (870-265-5480). Clarity continues improving in the oxbows with the river receding. ARKANSAS FISHING REPORT LINK Currently, Lake Ouachita is now slightly out of flood pool, and with little rain predicted for the next week, a much safer current flow could occur later this week when the new schedules are implemented. (updated 2-19-2020) Curtis Willingham of River Rat Bait (870-231-3831) in Camden said that both Upper and Lower White Oak are muddy and the level remains high, making fishing tough. Read More. Stay in areas showing bait and large fish on your graph. CENTRAL ARKANSAS: Lake Conway: The water is clear and low. (updated 2-26-2020) Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa (870-867-2191/800-832-2276 out of state) reports that black bass are still fair. Bass will move in tighter to the banks and begin to feed heavily and we will start to see some topwater action for bass. As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 559.25 feet msl (normal conservation pool: Sept.-April, 552.00 feet msl; April-Sept., 555.75 feet msl). The smallmouths are much less active in the cold weather. Thousands of. Lake Dardanelle NOTICE: AGFC employees and contractors using airboats will be conducting foliar applications of EPA-approved herbicide – which will cause no harm to wildlife, people or aquatic life such as fish – to treat alligatorweed on Lake Overcup last year. (updated 2-26-2020) Walcott Lake (Crowley’s Ridge State Park) had no reports. This bite typically starts around mid-March. This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s fishing report for Feb. 2018. Ronnie reported that it was windy and rainy Tuesday afternoon. for a daily update on fishing conditions. Bream are fair on crickets. Bass are being caught off of spinnerbaits and big minnows. Park (501-354-9007). The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fishing report for Jan. 28. (updated 2-26-2020) Lake Sequoyah Boat Dock (479-444-3475) says the water remains clear but is high. Hot pink, cotton candy and white bodies on chartreuse jigheads are recommended for Trout Magnet spin fishing. Be careful wading. Surface temperature was 53 degrees. By federal law, these herbicides have up to a 120-day irrigation restriction after application. Visit www.littlemissouriflyflishing.com for a daily update on fishing conditions. A year ago I quit. Visibility is limited to only a few feet. Boxhound Marina (870-670-4496) said the clarity is stained, but the water level is back to normal. A lot of fun to look forward to. Surface temperature Tuesday was 44 degrees. The surface water temperature has remained about the same, between 45-47 degrees. No reports on black bass, crappie or bream. The discharge was around 16,000 cfs in Little River according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Always wear a life jacket when navigating the Carpenter Dam tailwaters and be aware of the generation schedules. There were a few new anglers getting ready but no one had entered the river. Hoping for better fishing once spring hits. Trolling shallow-running crankbaits against the current will be a very effective presentation for boaters attempting to find schools of trout. The key is you need to drop bait back of boat and troll slowly, 1/2 to 1 mph. Triangle Sports (870-793-7122) in Batesville had no catches to report. The hot flies have been olive Woolly Buggers with a bit of flash (size 10), cerise and hot pink San Juan worms (size 10) and Y2Ks (size 10). We have caught some real slabs last few days. Black bass are good. Use long leaders and plenty of lead to get your flies down. Managing Editor Arkansas Wildlife Magazine. Black bass are good. Storm Creek Lake has been slow on activity as well. However, black bass are good. “Come see us at the Hot Springs Boat and RV Show this weekend! Crappie are biting well in a depth of 16 feet. Cast the Rogue as close to the shoreline as possible, then do a very slow steady retrieval back to the boat and hang on. The water level is high, the temperature feels cold at the surface and the clarity is murky. Norfork Lake fell 1.3 feet to rest at 5.7 feet above seasonal power pool of 553.75 feet msl and 20.6 feet below the top of flood pool. Again, be safe and cautious when on the river during generation,” Greg said. No catfish report. Poor reports on all species. Game Check, Fishing Report, News, Trophy Case and more. No report on bream. For this week, a high-pressure system will clear the skies and bring colder temperatures to the area. Troll a minnow (live or manufactured) mid-depth 3-4 feet from the bank and be ready for the tug. Sign Up . The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Bass Fishing Team had no report. “I caught a limit today,” he said Tuesday afternoon. NOTICE: AGFC employees and contractors using airboats conducted foliar applications of EPA-approved herbicide – which will cause no harm to wildlife, people or aquatic life such as fish – to treat alligatorweed on Lake Conway last year. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Action Plan | 2020-2025, Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program, Disability, Mobility-impaired, 65+, Military Retiree, Lifetime Licenses, Approved Meeting Agendas and Signed Minute Orders. says there isn’t much to report from these lakes as of late. If you never have caught a big striper, now is the time! Working shoreline with streamers is also an effective fly-fishing method during high-water conditions. Beaver Lake is holding steady, very high still, and “at least the rain has given us a break. Surface temperature Wednesday morning was 46 degrees. The Army Corps of Engineers has opened the spillway gates on Bull Shoals Dam in an effort to lower the water level on this lake. Bass are fair on jigs. Tri-color crappie tubes are a good bait, along with minnows at jigs. Ronnie has Facebook page; check it out for photos and other information from his fishing excursions at Horseshoe Lake, an old Mississippi River oxbow not far from Hughes. I did not mark any bait balls this week, but when I do I'll be sure to let y’all know. Good luck and Go Greeson!”, (updated 2-19-2020) Capt. The AGFC’s Wil Hafner at Cook’s Lake Conservation Education Center (870-241-3373) says that they always like to shoot for the first of March to open up Cook’s Lake. “We will continue to monitor the conditions and report when it looks like Cook’s Lake will reopen.” For more information, please contact the center at 870-241-3373. 6 crappie minnows. A sink tip line or a couple of extra split shot should do the trick. (updated 2-26-2020) Austin Davidson, park interpreter at Cane Creek State Park, had no report. 6 crappie minnows. Cold temperatures continue to stun big numbers of threadfin shad, which are drawn through the turbines from Lake Hamilton. If you never have caught a big striper, now is the time! Use horsehead spinners with a red head and chartreuse body. Minnows and jigs (especially small jigs) are working. Bream have been hitting crickets fishing deep. The level was 4 feet above normal pool. He was using No. The lake level is 466.1 feet msl, which is 4 feet high. (updated 2-19-2020) Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said clarity remains murky and the river is still high. Bream reports are poor, as are black bass reports. Try a small jig or minnow near brush in 25-40 feet of water. They’ve noted a lot of bass anglers on the lake doing well the past week. Fish ‘N’ Stuff (501-834-5733) said the river was a little high, stained and muddy, but there is fishing going on. Mourning, White-Winged and Eurasian Collared-Dove, Arkansas Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement (WRICE), Endangered Species and Other Threats to Wildlife, Gov. (updated 2-26-2020) Angler John Gulley, CEO of Lone Sportsman Outfitters, had no report. Surface temperature Tuesday morning was 45 degrees. The USDA Forest Service is diligently working on the project to fix a break in the levee at Bear Creek Lake. Check with Donald, the new owner of Lucky Landing, for any updates later this week. No reports on catfish. Hoping for better fishing once spring hits. Bass have been hitting minnows, small jigs and spinnerbaits. Also for fly-fishing during high-water conditions, Lowell recommends San Juan worms, micro-jigs, egg patterns and streamers. White bass are fair; Del says a few reports are starting to come in from the usual spawning areas. Shelly Jeffrey at Lake Charles State Park had no report. Bass are fairly inactive and usually will not be seen on electronics because they are literally laying on the bottom. I checked out a brushpile in 20-35 feet of water. NOTE: A sustained drawdown is planned for Lake Charles beginning Nov. 15. The hot flies were olive Woolly Buggers (sizes 8, 10), Y2Ks (sizes 14, 12), prince nymphs (size 14), zebra midges (black with silver wire and silver bead or red with silver wire and silver bead sizes 16, 18), pheasant tails (size 14), ruby midges (size 18), root beer midges (size 18), pink and cerise San Juan worms (size 10), and sowbugs (size 16). Focus on the rocky points. The White River had heavy generation. The level was 4 feet above normal pool. The water was several feet deeper than usual and the going was tough. (updated 2-26-2020) Zimmerman’s Exxon (501-944-2527) had no fishing reports. wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support. Arkansas Fishing Report . Surface temperature is around 47 degrees. When the schedule is changing like this, it is best to check the day before to plan your trip. Lake Sequoyah Boat Dock (479-444-3475) says the water remains clear but is high. Sportsman’s One Stop in El Dorado (870-863-7248) had no report. I landed a really nice striped bass (17 pounds, 2 ounces) and a 7-pound hybrid. Visit Johnny’s Facebook page (Overcup Bait Shop and R.V. (updated 2-26-2020) Westrock Landing (501-658-5598) on Highway 10 near Roland had no report. There was a shad kill below this dam. For more information, please contact the AGFC Fisheries Office in Mayflower at (877) 470-3309. If there is a body of water you would like included in this report, please email [email protected] with information on possible sources for reports about that lake or river. The weather was cold but promised to warm up. Stagger you baits/balloons to avoid tangling them. This is 28.6 feet below the top of flood pool. I didn't fish for white bass this past week, but I am sure nothing has changed since the last report. Crappie reports are fair. I had chatted with the new anglers and suggested that they join me, as the fishing would be better upstream. “Over the past week the striped bass bite has had its ups and downs, but I have had a couple of good days. Anglers, please use caution when on the water. Highs are expected to be near 50 with low near freezing. Also focus on the areas that have calm flows. Troll baits, or fish straight up and down with minnows and or jigs in 15-40 feet of water. (updated 2-26-2020) Cotter Trout Dock (870-435-6525) said they continue to experience high water levels in the tailwaters of the White River watershed in Arkansas. with information on possible sources for reports about that lake or river. Crappie anglers are on the lake, but they’ve received no reports at the marina. The AGFC asks adjacent landowners to NOT irrigate for lawn or garden use with water from Lake Overcup through March 1, 2020. An occasional brown is being taken on these same flies. On my first try, I was only able to do about three minutes before I ran out of gas. Crappie deep off of No. Very little productive fishing has taken place in the Carpenter Dam tailrace due to the unsafe conditions. (updated 2-12-2020) Seth Boone, the park superintendent at Lake Poinsett State Park, says the lake remains drained for the ongoing repair work; however, the state park has “continued being the light in the dark for bait.