Sept. 23, 2021
Preston Wedel from Kansas City recently landed this gorgeous rainbow trout while fishing the Spring River in northeast Arkansas. Rainbows have been eager to bite there recently. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
Sept. 16, 2021
The rainbow trout have been hitting great on the Spring River in northeast Arkansas, according to guide Mark Crawford, and angler Debra Heaton (pictured) got to experience that recently with Mark. Small nymphs have been great for numbers. Blue-wing olives and caddis are hatching heavy most days. Anything to imitate them works. He adds that spin-fishing has been hot with Trout Magnets with the low, clear water.
Sept. 9, 2021
Four-year-old Greyson Manning has had a big summer getting to fish, and catching some terrific bass (in the photo) and bream, his father, Justin Manning, tells us.
Sept. 2, 2021
Greers Ferry Lake fishing guide Tommy Cauley (pictured) got the honors to net a walleye caught by angler Chris Fischer recently on beautiful Greers Ferry. This was one of several walleye caught that day by the duo, in 60 feet of water. Tommy said Thursday that some walleye are roaming under schoolers, others are suspended and on the bottom from 30-50 feet; crawlers and artificial baits are working to catch them. Meanwhile, black bass are eating very shallow, on topwater and out deep too, on a variety of baits.
Aug. 26, 2021
Guide Austin Kennedy caught this nice, nearly 8-pound rainbow trout in the Beaver Lake Dam tailwater this past week. Austin goes with the Pautzke Fire baits in the tailwater. The tailwaters around the the state are the place to beat as the high heat and humidity linger on elsewhere in the dog days of August. Lots of good rainbow and brown trout catches were reported this week.
Aug. 19, 2021
Phil Capel of Sherwood had a big day crappie fishing at Millwood Lake in southwest Arkansas recently with Josh Jones out of the State Park at Millwood. Capel landed some terrific slab crappie, as seen here.
Aug. 12, 2021
Jon Conklin, the Fishing Report's regular reporter from Beaver Lake, guided a couple of clients from Kansas, Danny Meideros and his son, Manny, on the lake last Saturday and the Kansans put a true trophy in the boat. Danny and son caught a 32-pound striped bass; Jon says they were using bream for bait. "Stripers have been fair to good lately," Jon adds. Obviously.