SALINE RIVER (BENTON);Fair;Good;Fair;Good
ARKANSAS RIVER (CADRON);--;--;--;--
ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK);Good;Good;Poor;Good
ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL);Fair;Good;Fair;Good
ARKANSAS RIVER (MORRILTON);Poor;Poor;Fair;--
BISHOP PARK PONDS;Good;Good;Good;--
LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER;Good;--;Good;Good
LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) The browns are beginning to move with the females carrying eggs. More rainbows than browns are moving on the shoals. Maybe the cooler weather forecast for the next few days will get things going. The browns are more in the staging areas they use before spawning on the shoals. These usually are deeper holes above or below the shallow spawning areas.
LAKE PICKTHRONE The bite is excellent. Crappie are in 14-16 feet depth and aggressively going after minnows.
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 Trout fishing has been fair the past week. PowerBait is working best. Rainbows are small, but they are biting. Expect some good, fun fishing.
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.
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.
BALD KNOB LAKE;--;--;--;--
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).
ARKANSAS RIVER (PINE BLUFF POOL);--;--;--;--
NOTE For more detailed information on baits and lures, go to: agfc.state.ar.us/fishing/fishingreport.htm
Sports on 10/26/2017
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