Fishing hot spots

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 2:26 a.m.

A map showing the location of Arkansas fishing spots.

GREERS FERRY LAKE Hybrids and white bass are moving and staging, feeding mainly in the early morning and once again late in the day. Look at depths of 18-35 feet at the mouths of our rivers and spawning bays. Catch them with inline spinnerbaits, small, deep-diving crank baits and small topwater lures, like Tiny Torpedoes and Zara Puppies. Crappie fishing is good in primary and secondary creeks and rivers in depths of 18-30 feet.

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK) The water level is 1-2 feet low. Bass fishing is good with jerk baits off the main river jetties. Bream fishing is good on crickets in depths of 8-10 feet of water. Crappie fishing is good with soft plastic tubes in depths of 8-12 feet.

DEGRAY LAKE Bass fishing is good on the main lake between Edgewood and Point Cedar using crankbaits across points. Also try Texas-rigged worms or lizards in green pumpkin or red shad fished on points and along bluff banks. Crappie fishing is good on deep brush at 20-25 feet between Point 15 and Point Cedar on 2-inch, black/chartreuse tubes on 1/16-ounce jig heads. Hybrids are starting to show in good numbers between Goat Island and Point Cedar. The best pattern has been trolling the small umbrella loaded with 4-inch curly tail grubs in white and pink/white. Also try deep-running crankbaits with some chartreuse. The active fish will be suspended at 12-15 feet down.

Sports on 02/08/2018