NE Arkansas fishing report

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lake Poinsett reports that as the days are getting shorter the bait sales are starting to slow down. There were no reports sent in on the fishing. The water level is still low.

Crown Lake reports the water level as a "hair low" with bream hitting good on crickets. Bass fishing has been slow with fair catches being caught on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The catfish are hitting on chicken livers as the crappie fishing has been poor.

The water has been clear with a surface temperature of 71 degrees.Reports from Spring River are that water levels are running at 320 cfs and water clarity is clear. Leaves are falling now and can be a problem on windy days. Using an indicator with a Y2K with a small nymph dropper works great to get down below the leaves but if the leaves are not in the way, swinging a Woolly Bugger or big nymph is still the way to get savage strikes. The guppy has been the hot fly this week. Hot pink and chartreuse Trout Magnets and yellow and pink Rooster Tails are working great with spinning rods. It was hot during the first part of the week, but it looks like things will cool off this weekend. Gonna be a great time to be on the water. Reports from Cotter are that the river is fishing well. It's a great place to wade fish, when they are running water on the White and Norfork rivers. Canoe season is over and there are fewer boats on the river. 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).

The White River near Newark again has no reports for the week.

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