Most of our reports this week indicate that the warming water has the crappie and bass moving up shallow, while the bream are also beginning to show in places. We didn't personally run into any daylight striper action at Lake Ouachita last week, maybe because of the full moon, but Mike Bailey and his guests caught a few recently in Beaver Lake (pictured) in northwest Arkansas.
The rainbow trout are biting on the Spring River in North Arkansas. Bass are in spawn in various lakes, more so in the north now, and stripers and more are biting in Lake Ouachita.
After Friday's major storm front blew through the state, the trout were biting on the Little Red River on the weekend. Joe Castellano from Las Vegas caught this one with guide James Dillard over the weekend.
The high waters of the late winter/early spring and recent cold have kept a lot of angers off the Spring River, but guide Mark Crawford says in this week's report that this might be the perfect time to go after some trout there. Guide Greg Seaton said he had a marvelous day last week on the Little Red River as well.
Reports are coming in statewide of the bass now in their spawn and also biting well in various Arkansas lakes,
Fishing surveying at Upper and Lower White Oak Lake this week revealed a number of large bass (some in upward of 7 pounds), as the AGFC's District 6 biologists saw.
CAMDEN – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists conducted electrofishing surveys of Upper and Lower White Oak Lake this week, with impressive results.