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NWA Fishing Report

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on NWA fishing report Fishing, Fishing Report

NWA fishing report

Beaver Lake

Crappie are biting on the south end of the lake.

Mike Whitehouse at Hickory Creek Marina said crappie are biting 15 to 18 feet deep around brush. Fishing along manmade brush piles is best. Jigs are working better than minnows. A good jig color is red or black body with a chartreuse tail.

Crappie can be caught by trolling crank baits. The Bandit 300 series is popular with anglers. The favorite color is avocado splatter.

Beaver tailwater

Tom Steinke at the Beaver Dam Store said trout are biting well on Power Bait. The top flies are midges, nymphs and Copper Johns.

Lake Fayetteville

Al Perea at the lake office said fishing is slow. A few black bass have been caught with plastic worms. Try crickets or worms for bluegill.

Lake Sequoyah

Mike McBride at the lake bait shop said black bass fishing is good with plastic worms and top-water lures. Dude Warford caught a 6-pound bass last week on a top-water lure.

Crappie are biting minnows or jigs six feet deep. Flathead catfish are biting sunfish or goldfish.

Swepco Lake

Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs said black bass are biting plastic worms two to 20 feet deep. Try night fishing with big plastic worms in dark colors.

Illinois River

Stroud recommends using tube baits, grubs or Rooster Tails for black bass.

Siloam Springs Lake

Stroud recommends using top-water lures early and plastic worms during the day.

Bella Vista

Nick Gann said night fishing is best for black bass on all Bella Vista Lakes. Use deep-diving crank baits such as a Bill Norman DD-22 or 10-inch plastic worms. Locate brush piles for the best fishing.

Eastern Oklahoma

Stroud said black bass at Lake Eucha are biting plastic worms day and night.

Table Rock Lake

The Missouri Department of Wildlife Conservation said black bass are biting fair 20 feet deep. Use nightcrawlers on a drop shot rig and fish along gravel banks and main lake points.

Sports on 08/15/2017