NWA fishing report

NWA fishing report

March 27, 2018 Comments Off on NWA fishing report Fishing, Fishing Report

NWA fishing report

Beaver Lake

Crappie are biting well on the south end of the lake.

Mike Whitehouse at Hickory Creek Marina said anglers using spider rigs baited with minnows are doing best. Crappie can also be caught with jigs or minnows under a float or tight lining. Fish 10 to 20 feet deep.

Striped bass are biting brood minnows or shad in the Hickory Creek area. Stripers to 30 pounds have been caught recently.

James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker said fishing is good in the Twin Bridges area of the White River. Anglers are catching crappie, white bass and walleye with Flicker Shad crank baits or Bandit 300 crank baits in the glow-plug color.

Crappie fishing is good in the creek arms of the midlake area, such as Monte Ne and Joe’s Creek. Use minnows or white jigs five to 15 feet deep.

Try spinner baits or crawdad-colored crank baits for black bass.

Beaver tailwater

Lisa Mullins at Beaver Dam Store reports good trout fishing with Power Bait in bright colors. The best flies are pheasant tails, midges, Copper Johns and San Juan worms.

Top lures include small Flicker Shads or small spoons.

Lake Fayetteville

Angela Perea at the lake office said black bass are biting well on jerk baits, crank baits or plastic worms.

Crappie are biting jigs or minnows. Anglers should try different depths. Bluegill are biting worms or crickets.

Lake Sequoyah

Mike McBride at the lake bait shop said crappie are biting minnows or jigs four feet deep. Try plastic worms or spinner baits for black bass. Use liver for catfish.

Swepco Lake

Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs said black bass are biting plastic worms and other soft plastic lures two to 20 feet deep.

Bella Vista

Taylor Surly at Hook, Line and Sinker in Bella Vista said black bass are moving shallow and hitting small-sized jerk baits at all Bella Vista lakes.

Bluegill and redear are biting worms 15 feet deep.

Eastern Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports fair fishing for largemouth bass at Lake Eucha with Alabama rigs, lipless crank baits, jig and pigs or spinner baits.

Crappie and white bass are slow.

Grand Lake

Catfish are biting fair on shad on the main lake. White bass are biting well in the Neosho and Spring river arms.

Table Rock Lake

Pete Wenners at Pete’s Professional Guide Service said black bass fishing has improved. Keeper-sized fish are biting spinner baits, chatter baits and crawdad-colored crank baits.

Try fishing along points in creek arms.

Sports on 03/27/2018