State fishing report

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 2:28 a.m.

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER Fair Poor Good Fair

CLEAR Good -- -- Good

CONWAY Good Fair Good Good

GREERS FERRY Excellent Good Excellent Good

HARRIS BRAKE Good -- Good Fair

MAUMELLE Fair Poor Fair Fair

NORRELL Fair Good Good Poor

OVERCUP Good Poor Fair Fair

LAKE PECKERWOOD Fair -- Fair Fair

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- Fair

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) Good Good Good Fair

SUNSET Good Fair Good Poor

VALENCIA -- -- Fair --

WILLASTEIN Fair Fair -- --

WINONA Fair Fair Fair Excellent

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK) Good Fair Fair --

ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL) Good Fair Fair Fair

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

BISHOP PARK PONDS Good -- Good Poor

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Fair -- -- Fair

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) For fly fishing, try midges, soft hackles, sowbugs and streamers. Hot pink and cotton candy bodies on chartreuse jigheads are best for Trout Magnet spin fishing.

NORTH BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS Good -- -- --

NORFORK Fair -- -- Fair

WHITE RIVER Anglers have been catching 12- to 13-inch rainbow trout from the bank and wading with Rebel Wee Craws and Teeny Craws (chartreuse/orange and ditch/brown with orange belly). Live crawdads work better from a boat. As the weather cools, turn to orange and yellow egg pattern baits drifted across the bottom near the channel during the low water releases or closer to the bank if the river is swift.

NORFORK TAILWATER Some nice midge and sporadic caddis hatches have provided limited top water action. 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 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

FELSENTHAL -- -- -- --

WHITE OAK -- -- -- --

NORTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BEAVER Fair Good Fair Fair

BEAVER TAILWATER Low water is making boat fishing very difficult. Trout have migrated toward Houseman Access and have been biting PowerBait and Rooster tails at 8 to 10 feet.

FAYETTEVILLE Fair -- Fair Fair

SEQUOYAH Good Fair Good Good

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CROWN Fair Fair Fair Fair

SPRING RIVER Trout are biting great on cool, cloudy days, with big trout reported. Try Olive Woollies and on cloudy days and Y2Ks on the sunny days. On cloudy days, cast downstream with a slow, steady strip back upstream to get the hits. On hatches, a nymph pattern works great. Hot pink and white Trout Magnets are working well for spin fishing.

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA Fair -- -- --

MILLWOOD Fair -- Good Good

GREESON Fair -- -- Excellent

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Good Fair Good Poor

BAILEY -- -- -- --

CATHERINE -- -- -- --

DARDANELLE -- -- -- --

DEGRAY -- -- -- Good

HAMILTON Fair -- -- --

NIMROD Fair Fair Fair Fair

OUACHITA Good Good Good Fair

LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER Overall, fishing is slow for all game species in the Carpenter Dam tailrace but will improve greatly in November when rainbow trout are stocked.

SOUTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (POOL 2) -- -- -- --

BEAR CREEK -- -- -- --

CANE CREEK -- -- -- --

CHICOT -- -- -- --

MONTICELLO Fair -- -- --

STORM CREEK -- -- -- --

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

Sports on 10/11/2018