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NWA Fishing Report

March 14, 2017 Comments Off on NWA Fishing Report Fishing, Fishing Report

NWA Fishing Report


Crappie fishing is good on the south end of the lake. James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said minnows are working better than jigs. Fish eight to 12 feet deep around standing timber, brush piles and docks. A good jig color is black body and chartreuse tail.

Black bass are biting along main lake points. Try swim baits, spinner baits, jerk baits and crank baits. Walleye are occasionally caught by bass fishermen using jerk baits.

Striped bass are biting in the Prairie Creek and Point 12 areas on shad or brood minnows. A 47-pound striper was caught recently near the Arkansas 12 bridge, Whittle said.


Lisa Mullins at the Beaver Dam Store said trout are biting Power Bait in bright colors. The best lures are Colorado or Buoyant spoons in gold-silver or gold-red. Effective flies include pheasant tails, midges, hare’s ears, Copper Johns and San Juan Worms.


Angela Perea at the lake office said crappie fishing is good with minnows or jigs. Bluegill are biting small jigs and crickets. Try spinner baits or crank baits for black bass.


Mike McBride at the lake bait shop said the water is muddy. Catfish are biting the best. Ray Allred caught several channel catfish to eight pounds in recent days with liver.

Walleye are biting in the White River from the Twin Bridges access at Goshen downstream to Walker’s Bluff. McBride recommends using chartreuse jigs or fire tiger crank baits.


Lucky Key at Duck Camp Fishing Retreat said black bass are biting well on jerk baits in shad colors. Best fishing is on windy days along the dam. Use jig and pigs 10 feet deep on calm days. Crawdad colored crank baits in a red color are good to try.

Crappie are biting white jigs 17 feet deep around brush. Bluegill are biting worms four feet deep.


Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs said black bass fishing is best at night. Use big plastic worms. All varieties of soft plastics are working during the day.


Harvey Horne at Hook, Line and Sinker said black bass are biting swim baits, spinner baits or plastic worms rigged wacky style. The best lakes are Avalon, Windsor and Ann.

Bluegill are biting at all Bella Vista lakes on worms or crickets 15 feet deep. Crappie are biting minnows or jigs at lakes Ann and Windsor. Trout at Lake Brittany are biting Power Bait and small spoons.


The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports fair crappie fishing at Lake Eucha with jigs near the dam and near brush. Catfish are fair on liver or shad.

At Grand Lake, crappie are biting fair on tube jigs around brush and docks. White bass are moving into the tributaries and can be caught with white jigs.


Pete Wenners at Pete’s Professional Guide Service said black bass are biting jerk baits, swim baits and crank baits. Work jerk baits around standing timber. Bass are 10 feet deep or shallower.