NEA fishing report
Lake Poinsett is known for its crappie fishing and reports anglers are catching them around 8 feet deep. The lake is low right now so the best place to launch is at the dam. The bait shop is still getting calls for both the nightcrawlers and redworms. The cricket sales and they do still have goldfish.
The water is clear and the surface temperature is 71 degrees from reports coming in from Crown Lake. Water level is normal with reports of bream hitting on crickets. Few bass are being caught as the catfish are biting good on chicken livers. No reports on the crappie fishing.
The Spring River is running at 340 cfs with the water clarity being clear. Y2K's have been the go-to flies all week with a Woolly Worm with a chartreuse tail coming in second. Hot pink and chartreuse Trout Magnets work great on a fly rod and spinning rod. Super glue the bodies the day before to keep them in place. The fishing has been reported as good in Cotter. Be sure to wear cleated boots and carry a wading staff as 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).
No reports were sent in for the White River near Newark.