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story.lead_photo.caption Fishermen gather along the banks of the Little Red River in Cleburne County near the "Swinging Bridge" for a morning of rainbow trout fishing, July 10, 2019. - Photo by Steve Goff

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER Excellent Good Fair Excellent

BISHOP PARK PONDS Fair -- Good Poor

CLEAR -- Good Fair Good

CONWAY Good Excellent Excellent Poor

GREERS FERRY Good Good Good Good

HARRIS BRAKE Poor Good Good Fair

MAUMELLE Fair Good Poor Fair

NORRELL Fair Good Fair Poor

OVERCUP Good Good Good Poor

LAKE PECKERWOOD -- -- -- --

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- --

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) Good Good Fair --

SUNSET Fair Good Fair --

VALENCIA Good Good Good --

WILLASTEIN Good Good Good --

WINONA Excellent Good Good Good

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

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (MAUMELLE POOL) -- -- Good Excellent

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

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Good Good Good Good

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) The Corps is running two generators for 12 hours daily, but the generation duration probably will increase beginning today and reach 16-18 hours by the weekend. Small mayfly nymphs and midge pupa have been the best fly choices. The bite has been good on the days when there is a window of low water.

NORTH BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS Good -- Good --

NORFORK -- -- -- --

WHITE RIVER Water fluctuations have been significant. Expect low water in the morning followed by a significant rise. Trout are biting shrimp and egg patterns (orange and/or yellow and/or pink) and worms. Use a mid-sized Rebel Minnow when the releases equal two or three units of water (4,500 to 9,000 cfs). The brown trout X-Rap Rapala and the Elite Blue RPS-9 (Rapala's ripstop size 9) are good baits to use at low- to mid-level releases. Use big stickballs when the flow reaches 12,000 cfs.

NORFORK TAILWATER The most productive flies have been small midge patterns such as 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.

SOUTH-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

FELSENTHAL -- -- -- --

WHITE OAK Excellent -- -- --

NORTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BEAVER Good Excellent Good Fair

BEAVER TAILWATER Trout are hitting spoons and jigs suspended at or near the bottom. PowerBaits on light tackle also are effective. This week's hot spot has been between the U.S. Highway 62 bridge and Spider Creek. There has been minimal generation, so the water temperatures vary between Houseman and Spider Creek.

FAYETTEVILLE Good Fair -- Fair

FORT SMITH Good Good Good --

SEQUOYAH Good Good Good Fair

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CHARLES Good Good Good Good

CROWN Good Good Good --

WHITE RIVER Fair Poor Poor Fair

SPRING RIVER 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).

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA -- -- -- --

MILLWOOD Good Excellent Good --

GREESON -- -- -- --

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Fair Good Excellent Fair

BAILEY -- -- -- --

CATHERINE Fair Excellent Good Fair

DARDANELLE Excellent Excellent Good Fair

DEGRAY Fair -- -- Good

HAMILTON -- -- -- --

NIMROD Good Excellent Good Good

OUACHITA Fair Excellent Excellent Fair

LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER Rainbow trout will bite PowerBait, waxworms, mealworms, nightcrawlers and corn presented under a bobber or fished just off the bottom with a marshmallow floater. Shoreline anglers can catch fish this way in slack water. In fast water, spin fishermen can catch trout with white or brown Rooster Tails or black/silver Rapalas. Trolling shallow running crankbaits against the current also will produce results in the early morning or late evening. Crappie can be caught close to the bank near the dam with live minnows under a bobber or tightlined from a boat, or with small jigs in gray or white.

SOUTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

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

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

BEAR CREEK -- -- -- --

CANE CREEK Fair Fair Fair Poor

CHICOT -- -- -- --

MONTICELLO -- -- -- --

STORM CREEK -- -- -- --

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

Sports on 07/11/2019

Print Headline: State fishing report

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