Fishing this week

Posted: February 14, 2013 at 3:52 a.m.

HOT SPOTS ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK POOL) Crappie are biting well on jigs fished along rocky points and jetties. Bass are biting well on jigs, Rat-L-Traps and Alabama-rigged swimbaits. Catfishing is good below the dam using green sunfish, chicken hearts and brood minnows. St. Francis LAKE CATHERINE Rainbow trout fishing is River very good in the tailrace. Bank fishermen are catching limits of fish on wax worms, meal worms, redworms and nightcrawlers kept just off the bottom with a marshmallow floater. Boaters are using small crankbaits that imitate shad or crawfish around rock structure or sand bars. Fly fishermen are targeting the shoals and using micro-jigs in white or gray with a strike indicator.

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Sports, Pages 24 on 02/14/2013