BISHOP PARK PONDS;Fair;Fair;Good;Fair
SALINE RIVER (BENTON);Good;Fair;Poor;Fair
ARKANSAS RIVER (CADRON);--;--;--;--
ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK)Fair;--;--;Fair
ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL);--;--;Fair;--
ARKANSAS RIVER (MORRILTON);--;--;--;--
LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER;Poor;Poor;Poor;Poor
LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) The Corps of Engineers is running one hydropower generator around the clock. Wade fishing is not possible. Use San Juan worms, microjigs and streamers for fly-fishing. For Trout Magnet fishing, cotton candy and hot pink-colored bodies on silver and chartreuse jigheads.
Brown trout have been biting anything from minnows to sculpins and some silver flash lures. Some browns have even been caught on PowerBait and shrimp. Rainbow trout are being caught on white jigs. The annual stocking of the cutthroat trout occurred last month, and several cutthroats have been caught on yellow egg patterns.
NORFORK TAILWATER The most productive flies have been small midge patterns like ruby, root beer 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.
BEAVER TAILWATER Fishing from a boat is ideal in flowing water. Trout will hit 1/4-ounce jigs in various colors, PowerBaits fished under light terminal tackle and stickbaits.
SPRING RIVER Trout are biting olive woollies and White Lightnings for fly fishermen. Overcast days have been very productive, and on sunny days it's all about getting the fly down. There have been really nice bug hatches of mayfly and caddis flies on sunny mornings. Nymphs work well during hatches. Hot pink Trout Magnets fished off the bottom have been hot for spin fishermen. Silver spinners are doing well on the sunny days.
SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE
WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE
LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER Heavy water releases from Carpenter Dam have created treacherous boating conditions in the tailrace. Boating and wading the tailrace has been out of the question all week, and no productive fishing will take place until the volume of water subsides. A storm forecast for early today is expected to bring 1-3 inches of rain to our area and will prolong the heavy flows. No one should attempt to navigate the Carpenter Dam tailrace for any reason until the lake returns to much safer conditions.
ARKANSAS RIVER (PINE BLUFF POOL);--;--;--;--
ARKANSAS RIVER (POOL 2);--;--;--;--
NOTE For more detailed information on baits and lures, go to: agfc.state.ar.us/fishing/fishingreport.htm
Sports on 04/18/2019
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