With much of the state's schools being on spring break next week, it might be the perfect time to check out some trout spots with the kids, such as Dry Run Creek in north Arkansas.
Englishman John Bannister enjoyed a cold but fun day on the Spring River by catching this large rainbow trout. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
Jim Holden, 80, of Minnesota found a brief period this week when the water was excellent to fish the Little Red River with guide Greg Seaton. The result, among several rainbows caught, was this 23.5-incher. With Greers Ferry Lake 10 feet above normal pool, generation will limit trout opportunities. Photo provided by Greg Seaton.
Tom Whitten caught this big bass while fishing in the chilly conditions around Millwood Lake with guide Mike Siefert recently. Last weekend, a 9-pounder was pulled out of Millwood in a tournament. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.
The state has seen high water everywhere, but some of the north Arkansas streams are reporting good trout catches, like this brown caught on the Spring River recently by Lauren Quick. Smallmouth bass and brown trout both have been active there. Photo provided by Mark Crawford.
A 71-pound blue catfish was caught at Lake Overcup in Conway County this past week by Carl Prince. He caught the humongous blue on a floaty using shad. Photo provided by Johnny Banks.
FORT SMITH - The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center will be hosting a free, couples-only fishing derby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9.