Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
As of Thursday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 401.20 feet msl (full pool: 408.00 feet msl).
Randy Plyler with Plyler Outdoors Guide Service (870-210-0522) reported that bass fishing has picked up significantly with the cooler, partly cloudy weather. Bass have been schooling early in the morning and can be caught on topwater walking baits.
When the fish are not schooling on the surface, try throwing rooster tails, small jerkbaits or a small lipless crankbait. When the bass go deep, fish vertically over them with a small spoon or a drop-shot rig. White bass and hybrids can be found in the creeks and caught with topwater walking baits as well. Crappie and bream are around brush piles in 15-25 ft of water. Crappie can be caught on minnows. Bream can be caught on crickets.
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