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story.lead_photo.caption A fisherman is shown fishing on the Little Red River in this file photo.

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER Poor Poor Poor Poor

BISHOP PARK PONDS Good Good Fair Good

CLEAR Good Good -- Good

CONWAY Good Good Good Fair

GREERS FERRY Good Good Good Good

HARRIS BRAKE Poor Good Good Fair

MAUMELLE -- -- -- --

NORRELL Poor Fair Good Good

OVERCUP Good Good Good Good

LAKE PECKERWOOD -- Excellent Excellent Good

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- Fair

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) Good Good Good Good

SUNSET Good Good -- Fair

VALENCIA -- -- Fair --

WILLASTEIN Good Fair -- --

WINONA Good Good Good Good

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

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

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

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

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Poor Poor Poor Poor

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) The Little Red is receiving around 12 hours of generation. Drift fishing is good by staying ahead of the day's generation, and there are short wading opportunities from Winkley Shoal to Libby Shoal. The new water gets to Winkley in about 3½ hours and Libby in 4 to 4½ hours after the release at the dam. Caddis pupas, pheasant tails, San Juan worms and streamers will work for fly-fishing. For Trout Magnet fishing, go with cotton candy and hot pink bodies on silver and chartreuse jighead. Use long leaders and weight for fly fishing and Trout Magnet fishing.

NORTH BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS -- -- -- --

NORFORK Excellent Excellent -- Fair

WHITE RIVER Sunny days have made for great trout fishing conditions. Brown trout are biting sculpins and shad. Rainbow trout are biting sunrise and orange PowerBait with shrimp or crawdad tails. Fishing toward the bank reduces moss snagging.

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.

SOUTH-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

FELSENTHAL Fair Fair Fair Fair

WHITE OAK Good Poor Poor Good

NORTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BEAVER Good Good Excellent Good

BEAVER TAILWATER Trout fishing is excellent at Spider Creek and Bertrand on PowerBait and spoons on light tackle.

FAYETTEVILLE Good Good Good Good

FORT SMITH Excellent Good -- Good

SEQUOYAH Fair Fair Poor Fair

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CHARLES Good Excellent Good Excellent

CROWN Excellent Excellent Good Good

WHITE RIVER Fair Poor Poor Fair

SPRING RIVER Trout are biting deep. The use of split shot about a foot above the fly will help to get closer to the bottom of the river. Olive Woolly Buggers are hot with a nymph dropper. Black and orange Trout Magnets are working well for spin fishermen.

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA -- -- -- --

MILLWOOD Excellent -- Excellent Good

GREESON Good Good Fair Good

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Poor Poor Poor Poor

BAILEY -- -- -- --

CATHERINE Good Good Good Poor

DARDANELLE -- -- -- --

DEGRAY -- -- -- Good

HAMILTON -- -- -- --

NIMROD Poor Poor Poor Fair

OUACHITA Excellent Good Good Excellent

LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER Fishing and boating conditions are unsafe below Carpenter Dam.

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 05/16/2019

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