NWA Fish­ing Report

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST/TELEVISION -

BEAVER LAKE Fish­ing is good for striped bass and crap­pie on the south end of Beaver Lake.

Mike Whitehouse at Hick­ory Creek Ma­rina said stripers are bit­ing well on brood min­nows in the Point 12 area. An­glers are catch­ing some big crap­pie. Some are bring­ing in lim­its.

Two crap­pie hot spots are Pine Creek and Big Hick­ory cove. Use min­nows or jigs around brush and lay-down trees eight to 12 feet deep.

James Whit­tle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said black bass fish­ing is good with Alabama rigs and fair with jerk baits and crank baits. Bluff ends with some stand­ing tim­ber are good ar­eas to try.

Stripers are bit­ing in the Prairie Creek and Monte Ne ar­eas. Fish ar­eas where gulls are feeding on shad. Use brood min­nows or shad.

BEAVER TAILWATER Lisa Mullins at the Beaver Dam Store said trout are bit­ing Power Bait in bright col­ors. The top lures are small gold and red spoons or Flicker Shad crank baits in size 4 and 5.

Good flies to use in­clude pheas­ant tails, midges and hare’s ears.

LAKE FAYET­TEVILLE An­gela Perea at the lake of­fice said crap­pie fish­ing is good with jigs or min­nows four to six feet deep. Bluegill are bit­ing well on crick­ets and small jigs.

Some hefty black bass have been caught. Two seven-pounders were caught last week, one on a crank bait and one on a spin­ner bait. Plas­tic worms are also work­ing.

LAKE SEQUOYAH Mike McBride at Lake Sequoyah bait shop said crap­pie are bit­ing jigs or min­nows five feet deep. Black bass fish­ing is good with spin­ner baits. Use liver for cat­fish.

Lake Ata­lanta: James Whit­tle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said trout are bit­ing Power Bait and small spoons.

SWEPCO LAKE Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs said most all types of soft plas­tic lures are work­ing for black bass, fished two to 20 feet deep on all ar­eas of the lake. Try top-wa­ter lures around stand­ing tim­ber on cloudy days.

Illi­nois River: Stroud said black bass fish­ing is good with small jerk baits, soft plas­tic baits or jig and pigs. An­glers report catch­ing crap­pie from the river with min­nows or jigs.

BELLA VISTA

Hook, Line and Sinker in Bella Vista re­ports that fish­ing has slowed some­what. Try jerk baits or swim baits for black bass on all Bella Vista lakes. Use crank baits on windy days.

Bluegill are bit­ing worms eight feet deep at Loch Lomond. Trout at Lake Brit­tany are bit­ing Power Bait and small spoons.

EASTERN OK­LA­HOMA Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs said black bass at Lake Eucha are bit­ing jerk baits, Alabama rigs and jig and pigs. Try for crap­pie 12 to 15 feet deep.

The Ok­la­homa Depart­ment of Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion said crap­pie fish­ing at Grand Lake is good with jigs and Sassy Shads around docks and brush on the main lake.

TA­BLE ROCK LAKE Pete Wen­ners at Pete’s Pro­fes­sional Guide Ser­vice said black bass fish­ing is slow. A few can be caught along gravel points and flats with jerk baits, swim baits and grubs. Try craw­dad crank baits in the af­ter­noon.

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