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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 river is clear and low in the morning with some generation in the afternoon. Trout fishing has been good. Try wax worms, marshmallows and night crawlers. In the afternoon, switch to crank baits such as Shad Raps, Countdowns, Rogues and Trout Magnets. Also try fly-fishing in the morning with sowbugs, zebra midges, and Extra Crispies. Greers Ferry As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 455.2 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461 msl). Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the surface temperature is 87-91 degrees. Hybrid and white bass will bite pretty well if the wind is blowing strongly or generation is going on. Try top-water baits, in-line spinners, spoons and swim baits (in-line spinners seem to be working best). Look for the bait and the fish will be close. Bass are eating out on deep, long points on the Arkansas Claw and Texas-rigged worms, Flukes and top-water baits working shallow, and a jighead worm working in the mid-depths. Walleye are suspended in 30-35 feet of water, eating crankbaits and night crawlers. Bream are shallow on beds and eating crickets, night crawlers and small crankbaits. The crappie action has slowed somewhat; try minnows on jigheads around brush in 15-35 feet of water. Catfishing is still going well all over the lake. Cody S. Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said the lake is falling slightly because of daily small releases by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bite on most all species is still sporadic with moderate success on recent trips. The dock bite is picking up and is really one of the more consistent patterns we have here right now. Drop-shots and spoons are the way to go for these fish. The deeper ledge bite is so hit-or-miss. Drops from 22 out to 35 feet are holding some schools of Kentucky bass and smallmouth, but they’re really not feeding aggressively. A slow drag with most soft plastics will produce but you have to really soak it in order to get a bite. The walleye bite has been dreadfully slow but should pick up toward the end of the month. I look for the last week or so of the month for the fishing to progressively get better into the fall. Greers Ferry Tailwater Just Fishing Guides said water releases have been once per day in the afternoon/evening for four-six hours at 3,000-5,000 cfs.

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