NWA fishing report

October 9, 2018 Comments Off on NWA fishing report Fishing, Fishing Report

NWA fishing report

Beaver Lake

Catfish are biting well on all areas of the lake.

James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said trotlines, jug lines and rod and reel are all working. Use small sunfish or goldfish for flathead catfish. Go with liver, nightcrawlers, hot dog chunks or stink bait for channel catfish.

Crappie are biting minnows or jigs fished near brush eight to 20 feet deep.

For black bass, try top-water lures at first and last light. Good midday baits are jig and pigs or Ned rigs.

Mike Whitehouse at Hickory Creek Marina said some hefty flathead catfish are being caught on jug lines baited with small sunfish. Flatheads to 25 pounds have been caught.

Crappie are biting minnows better than jigs on the south end of the lake. Fish 15 to 20 feet deep. Walleye are biting nightcrawler rigs in the Rocky Branch and Clifty areas along points.

Beaver tailwater

Tom Steinke at Beaver Dam Store reports good trout fishing. Power bait in bright colors is working. Fly fishermen report success with midges in size 16-18.

Small spoons are good in the lure category. Jigs one-sixteenth ounce or smaller may also work. Black, brown or black and green are good colors.

Power generation at Beaver Dam is in the afternoon, so morning wade-fishing conditions are good.

Lake Fayetteville

Angela Perea at the lake office said catfish are biting well on all types of catfish bait. Crappie fishing is hit or miss. Try tightlining with jigs or trolling with crank baits.

Anglers report catching black bass along the dam and other rocky areas with spinner baits, crank baits and top-water lures.

Lake Sequoyah

Mike Carver at the lake bait shop said channel catfish are biting well on liver or stink bait. Use small sunfish for bait to catch flathead catfish.

Crappie fishing has improved. Try minnows or jigs 10 to 15 feet deep. Cast Zoom Flukes for black bass. Bluegill are biting worms one to four feet deep.

Bella VistaA

Harvey Horne at Hook, Line and Sinker in Bella Vista said black bass are biting best at lakes Windsor and Loch Lomond. Try plastic worms or jig and pigs around docks. Fish top-water lures at first and last light.

Swepco Lake

Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs recommends fishing in the evening for black bass with any type of soft plastic lure. Crank baits or small spinner baits in shad colors may also work.

Illinois River

Stroud recommends using small tube baits or Ned rigs for black bass.

Eastern Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports good fishing for flathead catfish with small sunfish or live shad. Crappie fishing is fair with black-chartreuse jigs.

Table Rock Lake

Missouri Department of Conservation reports fair fishing for black bass 30 feet deep with jig and pigs along points. Catfish are biting fair on nightcrawlers or cut bait.

Sports on 10/09/2018