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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Weekly Fishing Report

  • AGFC releases its weekly fishing report
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  • Little Red River Lindsey’s Resort (501-302-3139) said the water is clear but the river is low in the morning; one generator has been running in the afternoon. Try wax worms, marshmallows, PowerBait or crank baits for trout. Fly-fishers should try gray sowbugs, nymphs, streamers or woolly buggers. Just Fishing Guides said water releases have been once per day in the afternoon/evening for one-two hours at 1,500-4,000 cfs. Greers Ferry As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 456.1 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461 msl). Tommy Cauley of Fishfinder Guide Service said the surface temperature is about 90 degrees. Hybrid and white bass are eating as long as there is some current. They’re hitting spoons , in-line spinners, swim baits and similar lures. They will bite early morning and late evening sometimes as well. Find the baits and the fish will be close. Crappie are eating minnows and jigs tipped with minnows; some have moved away from timber to a little cooler water, but they are still suspended. Some are still suspended over brushpiles and in pole timber as well. Catfish are eating all sorts of bait all over the lake and can be caught on lines, jugs, and rod and reel. Bream are building nests again and will spawn soon. The population is good. They’re biting crickets night crawlers flies and small crank baits. Black bass are eating; some are shallow, some are deep and some are schooling in 6 inches of water out to 50 feet. They’re hitting a variety of baits. Walleye are suspended at about 32 feet. Try jigging spoons, night crawlers, leeches and trolling crank baits. Cody S. Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said the water level is slowly falling with daily releases from the dam for an hour or two. Surfacing white bass and hybrids have been hard to come by the last couple weeks, with most of them selectively feeding deeper and just subsurface on the last hatch of shad. Largemouth and Kentucky bass are schooling periodically throughout the entire day, but location and timing must match up for success. The bluegill bite is really good with some big ’gills in the 7- to 10-inch range coming in daily. Crappie are starting to slide off the brush and relate to standing timber in the middle of the creek channels. Lake Fork Live Baby Shad tipped with Crappie Nibbles will get some bites, along with long-lining crankbaits. Greers Ferry Tailwater Just Fishing Guides says water releases have been once per day in the afternoon/evening for 1-2 hours at 4,000-10,500 cfs.

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