NWA Fishing report

Posted: January 30, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Beaver Lake

Black bass and crappie are biting, reports James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Alabama rigs, jerk baits or swim baits are the top lures for black bass. Minnows or jigs are working for crappie 15 to 18 feet deep around wood cover. Striped bass are scattered. Fishing for them has slowed, Whittle said.

Mike Whitehouse at Hickory Creek Marina said crappie fishing is good. Limits of good-sized crappie are being caught 10 to 15 feet deep around wood cover. Most people are crappie fishing and not going after anything else, Whitehouse said.

Beaver Tailwater

Lisa Mullins at Beaver Dam Store said trout are biting at Power Bait and waxworm combination. Good lures to try include Flicker Shads and small spoons. The best flies are midges, pheasant-tails, San Juan worms and Copper Johns.

Lake Fayetteville

Angela Perea at the lake office said black bass are biting small jigs or plastic worms. Bluegill are biting small jigs.

Lake Sequoyah

Mike McBride at the lake bait shop said few people have been fishing because of ice, then muddy water. He expects the walleye spawning run up the White River to begin at the end of February.

Swepco Lake

Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs said black bass are biting plastic worms. Top-water lures or swim baits are also worth a try.

Eastern Oklahoma

Stroud said black bass at Lake Eucha are biting Alabama rigs, jerk baits or jig and pig.

Bella Vista

Harvey Horne at Hook, Line and Sinker in Bella Vista said black bass are biting jerk baits, Shad Raps or small swim baits at Lake Windsor. Trout at Lake Brittany are biting Power Bait.

Table Rock Lake

Pete Wenners at Pete's Professional Guide Service said black bass fishing is "extremely tough." Try crank bait or jerk baits along points and chunk-rock banks.

Sports on 01/30/2018