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

  • AGFC releases its weekly fishing report for the Lake area
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  • Little Red River Lindsey’s Resort (501-302-3139) said the river is clear with one generator running. Trout fishing has been excellent. Try marshmallows, PowerBait and corn..   Lowell Myers of Sore Lip ‘em All Guide Service said the Corps of Engineers has shut down the one unit that was running and has opened six floodgates, releasing water at what would be equivalent to one plus power generation. Expect current river conditions until Greers Ferry Lake gets to top pool of 462.02. With current river conditions, wade fishing is not recommended. Boat/drift fishing has been good. Continue to work streamers along banks and structure for larger trout. If drift fishing, use longer than normal leaders with “drag free” drifts 7-10 feet deep using weighted flies. The Purple Haze Trout Magnet fished deep under a float is producing good catches. With sunshine and warmer weather, we are starting to see some hatches occur early in the afternoon.  Just Fishing Guides filed no report this week.  Greers Ferry  As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 461.98 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 461 msl). .  Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water temperature ranges from 45 to 52 degrees. Crappie fishing is getting better by the day with a lot of good fish being caught. Try fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water around pole timber or over brush piles with jigs and jigs with minnows; there are also some fish already shallow. The white bass and hybrid bass fishing is good in certain areas of the lake, creek mouths, the mouths of rivers and river bends, with spoons, in-line spinners and grubs. If it is sunny try 25 to 27 feet of water, and on cloudy days they will be a little deeper at 28 to 30 feet. No report on bream. Catfishing is good one day and no so good the next, but the blues will be making a move shallow soon. Walleye fishing has been off and on as well; try crankbaits, drop shot rigs and grubs up the river arms for best results. Bass are on the move like a lot of fish. Try football head jigs, drop shots, and Alabama rigs out deep, and spinnerbaits, jigs and small crankbaits up shallow.  Cody S. Smith of www.fishgreersferry.com said water levels are holding above normal pool. With a little rain in the forecast we may just have another year of water in the bushes for the spawn. Right now water surface temperatures are ranging from the upper 40s to almost 60 degrees in some areas. As the water warms and stabilizes in the mid-50s over the next couple of weeks, the bite will almost certainly improve. Big gizzard shad and threadfin shad are starting to move up and will start spawning in the shallow water with the coming full moon. All types of game fish will be on the feed in preparation for the spawn and recovery after they have dropped their eggs. White bass will be running, crappie will be biting and the walleye bite will drastically improve. Concentrate your efforts in 15 feet of water or less. The Cindy K Spinner, Fish Dinner Lures Shad Spoon, swim baits, grubs, tubes, crankbaits, jerkbaits and other shad-imitating lures will produce.
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