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story.lead_photo.caption A visit to the White River will put you in prime water to catch chunky brown trout like this one caught by Bryan Hendricks near Redbud Shoal. - Photo by Bryan Hendricks

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER Faiir Poor Poor Fair

BISHOP PARK PONDS Poor Poor Poor Poor

CLEAR Fair -- -- Good

CONWAY Excellent Poor Good Good

GREERS FERRY Good -- Good Fair

HARRIS BRAKE -- Poor Good Good

MAUMELLE Poor Poor Poor Poor

NORRELL -- -- -- --

OVERCUP -- -- -- --

LAKE PECKERWOOD Fair -- Fair Good

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- --

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) Poor Poor Poor Poor

SUNSET Good Poor Poor Fair

VALENCIA -- -- -- --

WILLASTEIN -- -- -- --

WINONA -- -- -- --

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK) Good Poor Poor Good

ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL) -- -- -- --

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

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Good Poor -- Good

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) Two generators are running around the clock, creating high water conditions. This pattern eliminates wade fishing. High water requires long leaders and weight. Working the shoreline with streamers is an effective fly-fishing method in high waters. Egg patterns, San Juan worms, and micro jigs also are effective. 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 Good -- -- Good

WHITE RIVER The weather's been chilly, the water has been high and brown trout fishing has been phenomenal with shiner minnows caught fresh out of the river. Five 23-inch or better brown trout were caught recently. Rainbow trout are hitting Pink PowerBait worms in conjunction with white PowerBait.

NORFORK TAILWATER To lower the water level in Lake Norfork, the Army Corps of Engineers will open six gates 1 foot each, releasing about 4,500 cfs as well as 6,000 cfs releases from the two power generation turbines for a total combined release of 10,500 cfs, or the equivalent of three hydropower turbines at full power. This will eliminate wade fishing. 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 -- -- Good

BEAVER TAILWATER Fishing from a boat is ideal in flowing water. Trout have been hitting 1/4-ounce jigs in various colors and PowerBaits fished under light terminal tackle between Spider Creek and Parker Bottoms.

FAYETTEVILLE -- -- -- --

SEQUOYAH Fair Poor Good Good

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CHARLES Fair -- Good Good

CROWN Fair Poor Poor Fair

SPRING RIVER The river is up, and you have to get baits deep to catch trout. Extra weight on flies or a sink-tip fly line can be helpful. Y2Ks and big Woollies have been the go-to flies. Double-nymph rigs can work well, also. Fluorescent orange and red Trout Magnets and Flicker Shad are working well for spin fishermen.

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA -- -- -- --

MILLWOOD Fair -- Good Fair

GREESON Fair Fair Fair Good

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Poor Poor Poor Poor

BAILEY -- -- -- --

CATHERINE Poor Poor Poor Poor

DARDANELLE -- -- -- --

DEGRAY -- -- -- --

HAMILTON Poor Poor Poor Poor

NIMROD Excellent Poor Fair Good

OUACHITA Good -- -- Fair

LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER The Carpenter Dam tailwaters are cloudy. Trout despise muddy conditions and will not bite while the lake is rising. Trout behavior will return to normal a few days after the lake has been brought back to normal levels.

SOUTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

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

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

BEAR CREEK-- -- -- --

CANE CREEK -- -- -- --

CHICOT Poor Poor Poor Poor

MONTICELLO -- -- -- --

STORM CREEK -- -- -- --

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

Sports on 03/14/2019

Print Headline: State fishing report

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