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State fishing report

October 31, 2019 at 2:12 a.m.
This file photo shows Live Target Bait Ball crankbaits and stickbaits which resemble small schools of baitfish.

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER Good Good Good Good

BISHOP PARK PONDS Fair -- Good Fair

CLEAR -- -- -- Fair

CONWAY Good Good Good Good

GREERS FERRY Good Fair Good Good

HARRIS BRAKE Good Poor Good Good

MAUMELLE -- -- -- --

NORRELL Good -- Good Good

OVERCUP -- -- -- --

LAKE PECKERWOOD Good -- Good --

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- --

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) Poor Poor Poor Poor

SUNSET -- Excellent -- Fair

WINONA -- -- Fair Fair

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK) Good Poor Good Poor

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

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

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Good -- Good Fair

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) Generation is sporadic and unpredictable. Brown trout are beginning to move, but the shoals have been so low they are not following their usual patterns. Rainbow trout are taking small emergers and midge pupa.

NORTH BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS Fair -- -- Excellent

NORFORK Good Good -- Good

WHITE RIVER Rainbow trout fishing is excellent with gold/black Rapala CD5s and CD9s and copper Colorado spoons. Brown trout and cutthroat trout are not biting well, but have shown a preference for sculpins over stickbaits. Marabou jigs are working on overcast days. For fly fishing, Wildcat Shoals is hot. The hot flies are olive Woolly Buggers (sizes 8, 10), Y2Ks (size 14, 12), prince nymphs (size 14), zebra midges (black with silver wire and silver bead or red with silver wire and silver bead sizes 16, 18), pheasant tails (size 14), ruby midges (size 18), root beer midges (size 18), pink and cerise San Juan worms (size 10) and sowbugs (size 16). Double-fly nymph rigs have been very effective. Use long leaders and plenty of lead to get your flies down.

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. Brown trout are biting sowbugs (size 14), Y2Ks (size 12), various-colored San Juan worms and mop flies.

SOUTH-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

FELSENTHAL -- -- -- --

WHITE OAK -- -- -- --

NORTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BEAVER Good -- Fair Good

BEAVER TAILWATER Trout are biting 1/8- and 1/4-ounce spoons from Spider Creek to the U.S. 62 Bridge.

FAYETTEVILLE -- -- -- --

FORT SMITH -- -- -- --

SEQUOYAH Poor Poor Poor Poor

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CHARLES Fair -- -- --

CROWN Good Poor Fair Good

WHITE RIVER Fair -- Good --

SPRING RIVER White flies like the Guppie and White Lightning have been hot this week. Olive has worked well with a Y2K when the fishing is slow. On spinning tackle, a Florida pink or white Trout Magnet has been hot.

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA -- -- -- --

MILLWOOD Excellent -- Fair Poor

GREESON Good -- -- Good

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Fair Poor Poor Good

CATHERINE Fair Fair Good Poor

DARDANELLE -- -- -- --

DEGRAY -- -- -- --

HAMILTON Good -- -- Excellent

NIMROD Good Good -- Fair

OUACHITA Good Fair Good Fair

LAKE HAMILTON TAILWATER White bass are biting crankbaits, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs. Hybrid stripers also run with these fish and will hit the same prey items. Blue catfish in the 4- to 6-pound range have been caught next to the dam on live minnows and stink baits.

SOUTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

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

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

BEAR CREEK -- -- -- --

CANE CREEK -- -- -- --

CHICOT -- -- -- --

STORM CREEK -- -- -- --

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

Sports on 10/31/2019

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