Fish­ing this week

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OUTDOORS/BASEBALL -

LAKE HAMIL­TON Bass fish­ing has been ex­cel­lent the last three weeks for those throw­ing Texas-rigged worms around brush. Top­wa­ter fish­ing has been good for bass all sum­mer, but it’s good now around boat docks early in the morn­ing and late in the evening. Bream fish­ing is good at about 10 feet with drop shot rigs with 1/8-ounce weights and a bream hook about 6 inches above. Tight-line it around brush to catch big bream.

LAKE MAUMELLE White bass have been school­ing in late af­ter­noon and are hit­ting all types of top­wa­ter baits like Zara Pup­pies, as well as small li­p­less crankbaits and cast­ing spoons. Big crappie are be­ing caught in deep brush piles with small swim baits on light jig heads with very light line.

BULL SHOALS LAKE Shad are mi­grat­ing into the ma­jor creeks and are con­cen­trated along sec­ondary points, and bass are fol­low­ing them in large schools. An­glers have been catch­ing fish with jigs in the mid­dle of the day on bluff ends or long points that drop into the main lake or to the main chan­nel. Green pump­kin is the best color. Bass also are hit­ting fi­nesse worms on drop shots.

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