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story.lead_photo.caption In this file photo an angler spends time fishing in front of Carpenter Dam on Lake Hamilton.

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER -- -- -- Good

BISHOP PARK PONDS -- Poor Good Good

CLEAR -- -- -- --

CONWAY Good Fair Good Good

GREERS FERRY Good -- Good Poor

HARRIS BRAKE -- -- -- Good

MAUMELLE Good -- -- Good

NORRELL Fair -- Good Poor

OVERCUP Good Poor Poor Good

LAKE PECKERWOOD -- -- -- --

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- Fair

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) -- -- Good Good

SUNSET Good Good Fair Poor

VALENCIA -- -- -- --

WILLASTEIN -- -- -- --

WINONA Good Fair Good Good

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK) -- -- Fair --

ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL) Good Poor Fair Fair

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

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Good Good -- Fair

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) Generators are running about 12 hours a day. The river does not drop to low water stage before the next slug of water arrives, so wade fishing opportunities are limited. Fly fishermen are doing well with egg patterns, San Juan worms and streamers during high water conditions, and midges, soft hackles, sowbugs and streamers during normal water conditions. Hot pink, cotton candy and white bodies on chartreuse jigheads are recommended for Trout Magnet spin fishing.

NORTH BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS -- -- -- --

NORFORK Excellent -- -- Good

WHITE RIVER In current from four generators, brown trout and rainbow trout have been biting 4- and 5-inch stickbaits, like Smithwick Rogues in a variety of colors. White belly/black back is a good choice on overcast days. Orange belly/blue back is good for sunny days. "Table Rock Gold" is also a productive color right now.

NORFORK TAILWATER All of the lakes in the White River System are now above the top of the power pool. More high water will be seen and there will be little if any wadable water. The most productive flies have been small midge patterns like ruby midges, root beer midges and zebra midges. Black or red with silver wire and silver bead are best. Soft hackles like the green butt are working well, too. Egg patterns also have been productive. Double-fly nymph rigs have been very effective. Try a small Y2K suspended 18 inches below a brightly colored San Juan worm. Best colors are hot fluorescent pink or cerise. The fishing is better in the morning.

SOUTH-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

FELSENTHAL -- -- -- --

WHITE OAK -- -- -- --

NORTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BEAVER Fair Poor Poor --

BEAVER TAILWATER Trout have been biting spoons, PowerBaits fished with light terminal tackle and jigs at the Houseman Access area.

FAYETTEVILLE Fair -- Fair Poor

SEQUOYAH Poor -- Good Good

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CROWN Fair -- -- Good

SPRING RIVER Trout are biting olive woollies and Y2Ks. During insect hatches, a pheasant tail, hare's ear or Copper John work great. Let the fly swing out at the end of the drift with short fast strips back upstream. Hot pink and orange Trout Magnets are hot on spinning gear. Brown trout have been biting crankbaits.

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA -- -- -- --

MILLWOOD Good -- Good Good

GREESON -- -- -- --

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Poor -- -- Poor

BAILEY -- -- -- --

CATHERINE -- -- -- --

DARDANELLE -- -- -- --

DEGRAY -- -- -- --

HAMILTON -- -- -- Excellent

NIMROD Fair -- Fair Fair

OUACHITA Fair -- -- Poor

LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER Bank fishermen are catching trout on waxworms or mealworms floated just off the bottom with a marshmallow floater. Redworms or nightcrawlers also will be effective if presented in the same manner. Fly fishermen can catch limits of fish with PowerBait on Carolina rigs. Spin fishermen are successful casting silver or gold Super Dupers near rocks in current.

SOUTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

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

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

BEAR CREEK -- -- -- Good

CANE CREEK -- -- -- --

CHICOT -- -- -- --

MONTICELLO -- -- -- --

STORM CREEK -- -- -- Good

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

Sports on 02/07/2019

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