Aug. 12, 2021
Jon Conklin, the Fishing Report's regular reporter from Beaver Lake, guided a couple of clients from Kansas, Danny Meideros and his son, Manny, on the lake last Saturday and the Kansans put a true trophy in the boat. Danny and son caught a 32-pound striped bass; Jon says they were using bream for bait. "Stripers have been fair to good lately," Jon adds. Obviously.
Aug. 5, 2021
A strong mayfly hatch this summer has got the crappie, bass and bream all excited and biting in various hotspots on Millwood Lake, our reporter Mike Siefert says. Cliff Blanchett of Pine Bluff and some friends enjoyed a great fishing day with crappie and more recently. Some of the crappie being caught went over 2 pounds. The milder temperature this week can only help. Photo provided by Mike Siefert.
July 29, 2021
David Sample caught this monster striped bass at Lake Ouachita July 23. David and his buddy David Craft, who gets credit for manning the net to help bring in the fish, launching from the Bradey Mountain ramp. The two Davids were trolling with 10XD crankbaits, about 22 feet down, when Sample hooked this fish, which measured 48-50 inches. After taking photos, Sample made sure to properly revive the fish before release. "It took about a minute, but it made one hard sweep of the tail and disappeared into the depths!"
July 22, 2021
The Spring River produces an assortment of great fish to make a full day of fishing, including this brown trout caught by a happy angler fishing with guide Mark Crawford of Spring River Flies and Guides.
July 15, 2021
Doyce, Karissa, and Hannah Garner (left to right) had a big day catching crappie on DeGray Lake with guide John Duncan. Photo provided by John Duncan.
July 8, 2021
Allen Middlebrooks got quite a Father's Day surprise on Lake Hamilton, landing this massive striper that, he estimated, weighed between 50-55 pounds.
July 1, 2021
Cooper Jester, who was fishing with his sister, Avry, and guide John Duncan on DeGray Lake, found the crappie still biting well there this week. John says he nicknamed the pair Toad Thumper (for Cooper) and Slab Slayer (for Avry, see her catch below in the DeGray Lake report from John). Crappie fishing has been unusually stronger deeper into June this year, our reports say. Photo provided by John Duncan.