Northeast Arkansas fishing report

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lake Poinsett is still low but the fishermen are having fun bringing in the bream and crappie. No reports have been made if any bass or catfish are being caught.

Crown Lake reports the water has been clear and at normal level with surface temperatures between 68-70 degrees. Bream have been good on crickets as the crappie have been fair on minnows. The bass are hitting the jigs and the catfish are hitting goon on chicken livers and nightcrawlers.

At Spring River the water levels are running at 289 cfs and water clarity is clear. The river is getting really low and clear. Olive Woolly Buggers, Guppies and smaller nymphs have been very productive. Heavy daily hatches of caddis and mayflies have been a lot of fun and some dry fly action can be had imitating the various hatches. Hot pink and chartreuse Trout Magnets are working great below an indicator. With the low water conditions and clear water clarity, sight fishing has been excellent. It has also made the trout spooky. Reports from Cotter say the river is fishing well. 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 reports the fishing has been slow due to low water levels. Water remains low but the clarity is clear. Bream are fair around brush piles on crickets. Crappie are fair on minnows. There have been no reports on any other species.

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