Anglers are about to have a three-day holiday weekend with a fairly decent weather forecast ahead (it’s about time!). We figure folks will be looking for some fishing holes to hit. We’re also still dealing with high lake and river levels: Bull Shoals Lake is now at 680 feet, Greers Ferry Lake seems to be holding steady some 12 feet above normal, and the Arkansas River is still running fast and high. But there are some options to have a day like these two unidentified anglers had recently at Lake Fort Smith(left).
Guide Ronnie Tice said the getting is good at Horseshoe Lake in eastern Arkansas, with excellent reports on bass and catfish. Even with high winds early this week, anglers were landing lots of fish. Crappie remain good. Bream are fair but improving.
And, come to think of it, bream all around the state should be guarding their beds at the next full moon. The bream bite is already excellent on Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas, according to Southtown Sporting Goods. It’s been good as well for a couple of weeks at Harris Brake Lake in central Arkansas, and they’re rated excellent as well at Peckerwood Lake in east-central Arkansas.
DeGray isn’t the only big southwest Arkansas lake doing well. Tamara Lunsford tells us that Lake Greeson is hot with crappie and bass. While crappie have moved a little deeper, the bite is excellent, and the bass are hitting everything and are in 12-15 feet of water or less.
Warming water in Millwood Lake as the largemouth bass eager to bite in the early morning now as well as the mid-morning, Mike Siefert reports.
There are plenty more good reports around the state, so hit that green button below to learn more.