State fishing report

Posted: November 2, 2017 at 2:42 a.m.

CENTRAL;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

BREWER;--;--;--;--

CLEAR;Fair;Fair;--;Fair

CONWAY;--;--;--;--

GREERS FERRY;Good;Good;--;Good

HARRIS BRAKE;--;--;--;--

MAUMELLE;--;--;--;--

OVERCUP;--;--;--;--

SUNSET;Good;Poor;Fair;Good

SALINE RIVER (BENTON);Good;--;Fair;--

NORRELL;--;--;Fair;Fair

PECKERWOOD;--;--;--;Fair

WINONA;Fair;--;Fair;Fair

ARKANSAS RIVER (CADRON);--;--;--;--

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK);Good;--;Good;Good

ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL);Good;--;--;Good

ARKANSAS RIVER (MORRILTON);--;--;--;--

BISHOP PARK PONDS;--;--;Fair;Fair

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER;Good;--;Good;Good

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) Sporadic generation is creating low water conditions. Use fluorocarbon tippet to increase your catch numbers. In slow or still water, put some movement on the fly or Trout Magnet to get more strikes. Sowbugs, midges, soft hackles and Woolly Buggers are working well for fly anglers. Pink and white-colored Trout Magnets are recommended for spin fishing. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District water data system, (501) 362-5150, for Greers Ferry Dam water release information or check the Corps of Engineers website (www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil) for real-time water release and the Southwestern Power Administration website (swpa.gov) to see forecasted generation schedule.

LAKE PICKTHRONE;--;--;--;--

NORTH;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS;--;--;--;--

NORFORK;Good;--;--;Good

BUFFALO RIVER

With the warmer weather, the smallmouths are more active. Carefully check the water level before entering Crooked Creek or the Buffalo River. There are no dams on these streams. They both have large drainages and are prone to flooding during and after any rain event. The water can rise very quickly.

WHITE RIVER Fishing below Bull Shoals Dam has been challenging this past week. Shrimp and egg pattern for fly fishing and PowerBait for bait fishing have been best. A few 20- to 22-inch brown trout have been caught with sculpins. Some anglers have had luck with Berkley's doughy formable scented trout bait with glitter.

NORFORK TAILWATER

The water is stained. It fishes well one day and poorly the next. The most productive flies have been small midge patterns (sizes 18, 20, 22) like ruby midges, root beer midges, zebra midges (black or red with silver wire and silver bead) and soft hackles (sizes 14, 16) like the Green Butt. Egg patterns have also been productive. Double-fly nymph rigs have been very effective. Try a small bead-headed nymph (zebra midge, Copper John or pheasant tail) suspended 18 inches below a brightly colored San Juan worm (hot fluorescent pink or cerise size 10). The fishing is better in the morning.

SOUTH-CENTRAL;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA;--;--;--;--

FELSENTHAL;--;--;--;--

NORTHWEST;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

BEAVER;Fair;Fair;Fair;Fair

BEAVER TAILWATER

Fly-fisherman are reporting good numbers of trout being caught. The brown trout are spawning, so be aware of the reds in the river and not walk all over them. Fisherman in boats are catching their limits while drifting with PowerBait and waxworm combos. There have been some walleye caught using nightcrawlers, and crawlers are also working well for catching trout.

FAYETTEVILLE;--;--;--;--

SEQUOYAH;--;--;--;--

NORTHEAST;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

BALD KNOB LAKE;--;--;--;--

CROWN;--;--;--;--

SPRING RIVER

This is a great place to wade fish when they are running water on the White and Norfork rivers. Canoe season is still on and there are 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).

SOUTHWEST;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA;Fair;--;--;--

MILLWOOD;--;--;--;--

GREESON;Good;--;--;Good

WEST-CENTRAL;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

ATKINS;Fair;Fair;Fair;Good

BAILEY;--;--;--;--

DARDANELLE;--;--;--;--

DEGRAY;Fair;Fair;--;Good

OUACHITA;Good;Poor;Fair;Good

HAMILTON;Good;--;--;Excellent

NIMROD;--;--;--;--

CATHERINE;Good;--;--;Good

SOUTHEAST;BASS;BREAM;CATFISH;CRAPPIE

ARKANSAS RIVER (PINE BLUFF POOL);--;--;--;--

CANE CREEK;Good;--;Fair;--

CHICOT;--;--;--;--

MONTICELLO;Poor;--;--;Good

NOTE For more detailed information on baits and lures, go to: agfc.state.ar.us/fishing/fishingreport.htm

Sports on 11/02/2017