NE Arkansas fishing report
Ome Coleman at Lake Poinsett State Park said Lake Poinsett is low, making it better to put your boat in at the dam. Does that mean that the fish are easier to catch? You'll have to see for yourself. Bait sales are a little slower this week. Coleman said he hasn't heard any reports this week, and that just means there are more for you to catch. The cooler weather should make it more enjoyable to be out there with your pole.
At Crown Lake, Boxwood Marina said water is clear and at a normal level. Bream are biting well on worms and crickets. Crappie were fair on minnows or jigs. Bass were fair, with spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures bringing in a few. Catfishing is fair; try worms, shad or cut bait.
Mark Crawford with Spring River Flies and Guides said water levels are running at 350 cfs and water clarity has been a heavy green color. They have not had any rain, but the river still is a heavy green color. It has not affected the catching much. They are catching plenty of trout. Y2k's have been the hot fly along with black or olive Woollies. Sometimes it's about getting down deep, sometimes its about swinging the fly out and stripping it back aways. Hot pink Trout Magnets will really get them biting. With the cooler temps, the days have been really nice on the river. John Berry in Cotter said the river is fishing well. This is a great place to wade fish when they are running water on the White and Norfork rivers. Canoe season is in full swing and there are a lot of boats on the river. You should fish during the week, if you can. Be sure to wear cleated boots and carry a wading staff. There is a lot of bedrock that can get very slick. 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).
White River near Newark had a report from Triangle Sports saying water is clear and the surface temperature earlier this week was a nice 70 degrees. Water level and current is normal. There were no reports other than for bass, which was reported fair. Bass are hitting spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures.