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story.lead_photo.caption In this file photo fog rolls past a fly fisherman near the Barnett Access to the Little Red River in Heber Springs as he waits for a bite on his line. - Photo by Staton Breidenthal

CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BREWER -- -- -- --

BISHOP PARK PONDS -- -- -- --

CLEAR -- Good Good --

CONWAY Good Good Good Good

GREERS FERRY Good Good Good Good

HARRIS BRAKE Good Good Good Good

MAUMELLE Poor Good -- Fair

NORRELL -- -- -- --

OVERCUP Good Good Good Poor

LAKE PECKERWOOD -- -- -- --

PICKTHORNE -- -- -- --

SALINE RIVER (BENTON) -- -- -- --

SUNSET -- -- -- --

VALENCIA -- -- -- --

WILLASTEIN -- -- -- --

WINONA -- -- -- --

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

ARKANSAS RIVER (LITTLE ROCK) Good Excellent Fair --

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

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

LITTLE MAUMELLE RIVER Good Good Excellent Poor

LITTLE RED RIVER (GREERS FERRY TAILWATER) Fly fishermen are catching trout with midges, soft hackles, emergers, sowbugs and streamers. Consider pink and cotton candy bodies on chartreuse jigheads for Trout Magnet spin fishing.

NORTH BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BULL SHOALS -- -- -- --

NORFORK -- -- -- --

WHITE RIVER Rainbow trout are biting sunrise or pink PowerBait tipped with shrimp on size 8 hooks, and also on 1/4-ounce, nickel/gold Colorado and red/gold Thomas Buoyant spoons.

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 -- -- -- --

NORTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

BEAVER Good Good Fair Good

BEAVER TAILWATER Trout are biting spoons, jigs and PowerBait near Houseman Access and between Bertrand Access and Spider Creek.

FAYETTEVILLE -- -- -- --

FORT SMITH -- -- -- --

SEQUOYAH Poor Good Good Poor

NORTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

CHARLES Good Good Good Good

CROWN Good Excellent Good --

WHITE RIVER Good Good -- --

SPRING RIVER Trout are hitting big nymphs and olive Woollies. On the hot sunny days it's all about finding deeper pockets and getting the fly down. Smallmouth bass are hitting single hook streamers, sculpin heads and Stump Busters.

SOUTHWEST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

COLUMBIA -- -- -- --

MILLWOOD Fair -- Good Fair

GREESON -- -- -- --

WEST-CENTRAL BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

ATKINS Fair Fair Fair Fair

BAILEY -- -- -- --

CATHERINE Good Excellent Poor Poor

DARDANELLE -- -- -- --

DEGRAY -- -- -- --

HAMILTON Poor Excellent Good --

NIMROD Good Good Good --

OUACHITA Fair Good Good --

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.

SOUTHEAST BASS BREAM CATFISH CRAPPIE

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

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

BEAR CREEK -- -- -- --

CANE CREEK -- -- -- --

CHICOT -- -- -- --

MONTICELLO -- -- -- --

STORM CREEK -- -- -- --

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

Sports on 09/05/2019

Print Headline: State fishing report

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