NE Arkansas fishing report

Thursday, September 28, 2017

No new report was received for Lake Poinsett.

Crown Lake reports the water is extremely clear (clear enough to see the fish in some cases). The surface water temperature is 68 to 70 degrees. Bream are fair on redworms and crickets fished around docks. Crappie are fair on squirmin’ squirt jigs fished in 10 feet of water. Bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits fished 10 to 15 feet deep. No report on catfish.

Reports from Spring River are that water levels are running at 300 cfs (350 avg.) and water clarity has been clear. With the river low and clear, we have had some excellent conditions for catching trout and smallmouth bass. A variety of Woolly Buggers and big nymphs have been working great. High-stick nymphing and stripping Woollies have been the hot techniques. Big white Woollies floated below an indicator has been successful for smallmouth. Cotter reports the Spring 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 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).

At White River, the water is clear and 10 to 12 feet high. Bream are fair on worms and crickets. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Bass have been biting fairly well on spinnerbaits, soft-plastic worms and topwater lures in the mornings. Catfishing is fair on worms and whole shad. Walleye are fair.

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