A client of guide Austin Kennedy's caught this rainbow, over 17 inches long, last week on the Beaver Lake dam tailwater. Photo provided by Austin Kennedy.
Pat Snyder of Maumelle caught this 22-inch brown trout recently, fishing below Wildcat Shoals on the Bull Shoals dam tailwater. Pat says he's been fishing the White River for 50 years and this marks his best catch. He was drift-fishing with a black/silver minnow crankbait out of the Rainbow Drive Resort, with generators running at the dam. Photo provided by Pat Snyder.
Cooler weather appears on the way, the big lakes are about the turn over, and fishing is about to take off, our reporters say.
The fishing has been outstanding for folks on the White River. Heath Huffmaster landed this smallmouth while on a camping trip with the folks from Cotter Trout Dock, catching it at the mouth of Jenkins Creek. Photo provided by Cotter Trout Dock.
After his little brother Matthew made the Fishing Report for a nice catch, 12-year-old Andrew Rye wasn't going to be outdone: He brought in this brown trout at Dry Run Creek on a white Maribou barbless jig with Matthew, brother William and dad Andy on hand to see it.
Billy Vanderbilt was fishing with guide Mark Crawford on the Spring River when he caught this smallmouth bass using an olive Woolly Bugger. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
Ed Darling of Hope caught this nice brown trout near Shipps Ferry on the White River in north Arkansas on Sunday. Photo provided by Ed Darling.