Northeast Arkansas fishing report

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ome Coleman at Lake Poinsett State Park said the slow drain of Lake Poinsett will begin soon. Then, for approximately four months, as the lake gets lower, you can still fish in this lake. You can keep all you catch. The bait shop is keeping plenty of bait and fishing supplies for your convenience.

Crown Lake reports that the water is dingy and is about six inches higher than normal. Bream are biting fair on worms and crickets. Crappie are fair on minnows or jigs. Bass reports are fair with spinnerbaits and crankbaits working. Catfishing is excellent on stink bait and chicken livers.

The water at Spring River is off color. This is a great place to wade fish when they are running water on the White and Norfork Rivers. Canoe season is on and there many 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).

White River had no reports of any catches of any species but did report that the sale of nightcrawlers were doing well.

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