Fishing Report

Fishing Report

"Fishing is always good, sometimes catching can be slow." – John Eastwold's favorite saying


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The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently launched a mobile App for marina owners, dock owners, fisherman, navigators, paddlers and park visitors. The App delivers current water conditions for Corps' reservoirs, rivers and streams within the district boundaries




March 5th – 2017 .
   Hello everybody. I have been working on the road for the last couple months doing the sport-boat-travel shows across the midwest. I have seen and talked to many of you at these shows. Thanks for stopping by and visting.
   Now for the fishing.  It is starting early this year. The water temps are staying in the low 50's around the lake. The dogwood trees, rebud trees and marigolds are all blooming now. That usally doesnt happen until mid April or so. If we dont get some type of cold snap or snow then things should start soon. We fish year around and you can fish everyday. However, the easier fishing is keyed to water temperature. The fish will move up to shallower water to feed and try to get fat before they spawn. With the early spring we are having this is going to happen early it looks like. The lake is still low around 10 feet. The state of Arkansas and southern Missouri is in a moderate drought. All of the lakes are lower then normal for this time of year. Visibility is great.

Bass fishing — continues to be great and hasn't really slowed up over the winter. There are several patterns working depending on who you talk to. Swim baits, crankbaits, jigs, carolina rigged lizard, jerk baits for the shallow running patterns. A-rigs is deeper water along with drop shots. Spooning is still working on bright sunny non windy days.

Walleye – they are in staging for spawn. They are being caught in shallow water on stick baits on warmer windy nights. We are catching moslty males they are spraying when put in boat. Colder nights they seem to be deeper and not on the bank as much. Crankbaits and jigs are working for the deeper patterns.

White bass –  We have had some whtie bass being brought in. They are finding them way back in the creeks in the warmer colored water. Yes it is early but everything is early this year.

   Make sure and SCROLL DOWN to watch our Guide Del Colvin's video fishing report!!!!





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