With the recent rain and drop in water temperature, bass fishing is excellent at Lake Atkins and good in a number of other state lakes.
Walleye are biting well on Lake Ouachita a little later than usual.
Crappie and bream are both biting well on Lake Nimrod, our reporters say. Meanwhile, fishing is full-on summer mode at Greers Ferry Lake, according to guide Tommy Cauley, with active bass at various depths; he has various ways to approach them.
Walleye are hot in Beaver Lake, while mayflies are driving the bream crazy in Millwood.
Bluegill are in abundance around the thick moss in Lake Ouachita on the north side, our reporters say, and believe it or not there are plenty of bream beds around there in mid-July.