Fish­ing this week


Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

CANE CREEK LAKE Bream fish­ing is ex­cel­lent from the bank, with bream bit­ing crick­ets, nightcrawlers and red wig­glers. An­glers are catch­ing big bream near the stumps in the lake. An­glers are re­port­ing good crap­pie fish­ing in depths of 8-12 feet over struc­ture with crap­pie jigs and shin­ers. Bass fish­ing is pick­ing up around lily pads and bank­side cover with spin­ners and top­wa­ter baits. Soft plas­tic baits such as Baby Brush Hogs or lizards col­ored in pump­kin seed and red-speck­led wa­ter­melon fished on a Texas rig have re­ceived mod­er­ate suc­cess in cer­tain places along the banks. An­glers are also catch­ing Ken­tucky bass with shal­low-div­ing crankbaits and spin­ners. Cat­fish are bit­ing shin­ers on trot­lines, as well as ba­con or chicken coated in a mix­ture of gar­lic salt and Kool-Aid.

LAKE OUA­CHITA Wall­eye fish­ing is ex­cel­lent on spoons over main lake humps and points near brush. Stripers are bit­ing well on live bait in the cen­tral and east­ern parts of the lake. Bream fish­ing is good with crick­ets and worms in depths of 15-20 feet. Cat­fish­ing is ex­cel­lent on live bait, stink bait and hot dogs in depths of 10-20 feet.

ARKANSAS RIVER (CADRON POOL) Fish­ing is great on the river right now. Good flows and a con­sis­tent wa­ter level has the ma­jor­ity of fish bit­ing pretty well. The bass are fi­nally fully re­cov­ered from the spring spawn and are def­i­nitely eat­ing in the main river near rock jet­ties. Square­bill crankbaits, spin­ner­baits or buzzbaits are work­ing best. Chan­nel cat­fish are bit­ing stink bait be­hind the jet­ties in deeper holes. Bream are bit­ing crick­ets un­der a slip cork around grass and wood in the slack­wa­ter ar­eas be­hind the rock jet­ties. Big bream are be­ing caught in shal­low wa­ter right now.

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