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.
Lake Ouachita has dropped down to near full pool and the black bass are very active on the lake now, according to several of our reports. Meanwhile, rise temperatures and less rain than we saw in February have other fish becoming active.
Arkansas big northern lakes report the walleye in the spawn and very active. There are lots of opportunities now for walleye, as well as crappie and the emerging largemouth bass bite. White bass also are active as spring heads this way.
LITTLE ROCK – As many of the state’s elementary and secondary schools go on a week of spring break starting next Monday, the time off coincides with several central Arkansas fisheries being stocked with catfish.
While our state lakes are still running high from the past two weeks of heavy rain, and some such as DeGray are mostly inaccessible with ramp areas flooded, Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs is apparently running "hot." In the words of Tom Duke, who hosts the daily "Trader Bill's Fishing Report" on US97 radio in Hot Springs, Hamilton may be the hottest lake in the state right now.