SALINE RIVER (BENTON);Fair;Good;Fair;Fair
ARKANSAS RIVER (CADRON);--;--;--;--
ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK);Good;Fair;Good;Excellent
ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL);Poor;Fair;Fair;Excellent
ARKANSAS RIVER (MORRILTON);Fair;--;Fair;--
BISHOP PARK PONDS;Good;Poor;Poor;Fair
LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER;Fair;Fair;Good;Excellent
LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) There has been no generation since Monday, and little is expected for the rest of the week. Small flies and good presentation are the key to catching fish in low water. Midge pupa and small emergers are the best choices. Egg patterns have been taking some browns in the deeper areas of the shoals. Warm temperatures and low water have made this year's brown spawn very unpredictable. 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 a forecasted generation schedule.
WHITE RIVER The water level below Bull Shoals Dam down past Cotter is very low, at minimum flow or below. Flashy gold Cleos should work well in this water, as well as the silver-blue hammered spoons. Brown trout are spawning and will ignore most bait, lures and flies. Fly-fishermen have done well with midges or Woolly Buggers.
The Norfork had light generation and significant wadable water, but fishing has been poor. The most productive flies were 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).
BEAVER TAILWATER Anglers in boats are catching their limits while drifting with PowerBait and waxworm combos. There have been some walleye caught using nightcrawlers. Nightcrawlers also are working well for catching trout. Fish the Bertrand Access and the launching ramp just below the dam using PowerBait. Also, try fishing the Parker Bottoms area. When water is flowing, throw quarter-ounce spoons.
Low water has created excellent wading conditions, but fishing is technical. Small nymphs or sowbugs below an indicator can are working in sunshine. Big white flies and guppies have been catching larger trout and bass. During a heavy bug hatch on the Spring River, baitfish sometimes focus on the bugs and big fish hit the baitfish. Hot pink Trout Magnets always perform well in these conditions.
LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER Bank fishermen are catching limits of rainbows on PowerBait, waxworms and mealworms, and whole kernel corn all fished just off the bottom with a marshmallow floater. Boaters have trolled shallow-running crankbaits in the main channel with success in current. White and hybrid bass are biting near the bridge and close to the dam on live minnows tight-lined over deep water. During times of generation, jerkbaits in a black/silver pattern are effective over sand bars and exposed rock structure.
ARKANSAS RIVER (PINE BLUFF POOL);Good;--;--;--
NOTE For more detailed information on baits and lures, go to: agfc.state.ar.us/fishing/fishingreport.htm
Sports on 11/30/2017
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