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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) aid the water is at normal clarity and two generators are running. Trout are biting excellently on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Fly-fishermen are catching many good rainbows on zebra midges.  Just Fishing Guides filed no report this week.  Greers Ferry  As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 462.30 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461 msl).  Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water level is falling, and the surface water temperature ranges from 42 to 51 degrees. Bass fishing has been pretty tough but should get better with some warmer weather. Try crankbaits and spinnerbaits for the shallower fish, and football head jigs for fish on deep ledges. A jighead worm works well for fish holding in the mid-range (8 to 15 feet deep). Crappie have slowed with the dirty water; try fishing a jig very slowly in 15-25 feet of water. Walleye still have not settled from the muddy, rising water; try trolling crankbaits around staging points in the main lake and the mouths of rivers. Hybrids and white bass are still not biting well with the water conditions , but should be a lot better soon.  Cody S. Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said the COE is currently releasing the equivalent of one full generator, creating a lot of current and the fish are responding well. Peak fishing times seem to be toward the middle of the day to early afternoon. Water surface temperatures are in the upper 40s and the overall bite is decent to good. Live bait and reaction type artificials have produced best. Right now I'm having the best luck hitting multiple locations and covering lots of water in order.
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